As we all know, to depend on someone is no guarantee
of success. Dependability is what's required; absent that
quality, that person is not someone on whom you can
rely. For you to achieve your goal, the person you turn
to has to be trustworthy and capable. The former generally means they will do what they say. The latter refers to
more than just possessing a skill set; it means they know
what they are talking about. They are someone who
can advise you, guide you, point you in the right direction. And you can look far and wide before you find that
Well, look no more. In this, the 2012 edition of the
Supply Chain Management Resource Guide, we have
assembled some of the best and brightest minds in the
SCM business. Our charge to them: Provide you, the
reader, their best thoughts and analysis on trends, challenges and important issues that you are likely to face in
the coming months.
The areas we asked them to consider include such
industry verticals as food & beverage, high-tech &
electronics, retail, CPG and pharmaceuticals. In logistics and transportation, they weighed in on such topics
as inventory planning & optimization, 3PLs, rail &
intermodal, service parts management and ocean
transportation. Other analysts tackled such technology areas as business process management, collaboration & integration, product lifecycle management,
RFID & voice technologies, sales and operations planning, supplier relationship management, sourcing &
procurement, ERP, SaaS & the cloud, and transportation and warehouse management solutions.
You Can Count On These SCM Experts
Rest assured these experts know their stuff. Consider
the firms, schools and other entities they work for, including: Tompkins Associates, ChainLink Research, Lehigh
University, Technology Evaluation Centers, Capgemini,
Ernst & Young, IDC Manufacturing Insights, Altimeter,
Prameya Research, Chicago Consulting, the University of
Texas, Gartner, APQC, Aberdeen, Cambashi, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis and the Lean Enterprise Institute.
As always, the Resource Guide includes a calendar of
events, conferences, seminars and meetings that are indis-
pensable for high-level supply chain executives. Don't for-
get to visit SupplyChainBrain.com for valuable updates.
And our library of video interviews with executives,
analysts, educators and consultants continues to grow.
We've included a listing of the many we recorded at
important industry events in this past year. Each entry contains the name, title and company affiliation of the interviewee and a brief description of the discussion. All of these
interviews are posted on SupplyChainBrain.com, where
you can access them free and on demand. More are being
added all the time.
The annual Resource Guide allows our editorial team
to work with a cluster of some of the top talent in supply
chain management—and to present their insights and
guidance to you. That's why it's one issue we really look
forward to working on. And on that, you can depend.