Why won’t the supply chain just adopt AI & data analytics software? AI helps manage the supply chain. So what’s the delay?

Why won’t the supply chain just adopt AI & data analytics software? AI helps manage the supply chain. So what’s the delay? Great, great read. They keep quoting this Curkovic guy. https://www.g2.com/articles/ai-and-analytics-in-the-supply-chain OK, I am no sage, but notice the common themes with sages such as Mr. Jim Tomkins: “There has also been a lack of urgency in embracing digital supply networks, which is the only way to deal with...

Net Alpha Announces materialx Decision Support – A Cloud-Based Service for Supply Chain Orgs that Enables Better Raw Material Purchase Decisions

Surprised by price increases? It looks at raw material market data from multiple sources, visualizes & analyzes historical pricing scenarios, & simulates planned purchases & what-if scenarios against forward price curves.  At the WMU ISM supply chain management program we teach our students to track commodity forward price curves. Here’s a quick video (see below) of Net Alpha’s cloud based materialx Decision Support service that is being made available to...

@LinkedIn has a feature where you can practice by recording an answer to an interview question and 1) get immediate AI feedback, or 2) send it to someone in your network for personal feedback.

Also worth noting: @LinkedIn has a similar feature where you can practice by recording an answer to an interview question and 1) get immediate AI feedback, or 2) send it to someone in your network for personal feedback. https://lnkd.in/d8YGspvfGet Instant AI Feedback to Improve Your Interview Answers https://www.huffpost.com/entry/google-interview-warmup-job-interview-practice-questions_l_62967c7ae4b05fe694ed9e37 Also, I have soooo many students asking about STAR job interviews & online robots…https://lnkd.in/ePzz3NG and https://lnkd.in/eZgTxWc STAR is a structured manner of responding to a...

Material on Supplier Cost Breakdowns and How To Negotiate Price Increases:

As a buyer, you have every legal right to say you want a “cost breakdown” of the price they gave you. Let’s say you have a supplier and you are starting to get the vibe that you are overpaying. What can you do? You could ask them for a cost break down. https://lnkd.in/gC2THQWB Material on Supplier Cost Breakdowns and How To Negotiate Price Increases:https://lnkd.in/gp5naJxEhttps://lnkd.in/gGRaKtVKhttps://lnkd.in/gMuhMNf6https://lnkd.in/gQZ7HfWbhttps://lnkd.in/gvCpr6T5https://lnkd.in/gPVMbWd6https://lnkd.in/g6qdMvcShttps://lnkd.in/gwFjDfx7https://lnkd.in/g494sxYrhttps://lnkd.in/g6Uxkuby When you ask a current or potential supplier to...

Net Alpha Announces materialx Decision Support – A Cloud-Based Service for Supply Chain Orgs that Enables Better Raw Material Purchase Decisions

Surprised by price increases? It looks at raw material market data from multiple sources, visualizes & analyzes historical pricing scenarios, & simulates planned purchases & what-if scenarios against forward price curves.  At the WMU ISM supply chain management program we teach our students to track commodity forward price curves. Here’s a quick video (see below) of Net Alpha’s cloud based materialx Decision Support service that is being made available to...

Big companies rescinding job offers to recruits. Ugghh, this comes out a week after I just lectured my students on not reneging. Thank you Corporate America for setting a great example.

Big companies rescinding job offers to recruits. Ugghh, this comes out a week after I just lectured my students on not reneging. Thank you Corporate America for setting a great example. Note, unemployment (3.6%) is at 50 yr lows. https://fortune.com/2022/06/22/growing-number-of-companies-rescind-job-offers/ ___Students are getting lots of job offers...In U.S., 28% accepted a job offer & reneged! 70% of grads are willing to renege? Reneging: Once you commit, quit! https://lnkd.in/e85beQ2 Amongst those grads that have...

Explanation on Single Sourcing versus 70/30 Split I had a student email me with this work situation. How would you handle this situation?…

Explanation on Single Sourcing versus 70/30 SplitI had a student email me with this work situation. How would you handle this situation?...Our current supplier is a small subsidiary of a parent company that is considered very high risk by our credit & finance group. They do not want us to do business w/ this supplier because based on their financials the parent company could easily go bankrupt. The problem is this...

Net Alpha Announces materialx Decision Support – A Cloud-Based Service for Supply Chain Management Organizations that Enables Better Raw Material Purchase Decisions

Surprised by raw material price increases? At the WMU ISM supply chain management program we teach our students to track commodity forward price curves. Here’s a quick video of Net Alpha’s cloud based materialx Decision Support service that is being made available to our students in class as they prepare to become future SCM managers. I have asked a lot of SCM managers how they “prepare” to negotiate price increase...

Students are getting lots of job offers…In U.S., 28% accepted a job offer & reneged! 70% of grads are willing to renege? Reneging: Once you commit, quit!

Students are getting lots of job offers...In U.S., 28% accepted a job offer & reneged! 70% of grads are willing to renege? Reneging: Once you commit, quit! https://lnkd.in/e85beQ2 Amongst those grads that have reneged on a job offer, 64% claimed that they did this because they didn’t know how to decline. 22% said they did this because they received a better offer elsewhere, while just 9% changed their mind (Milkround).See more alarming...

Net Alpha Announces materialx Decision Support – A Cloud-Based Service for Supply Chain Orgs that Enables Better Raw Material Purchase Decisions

Surprised by raw material price increases? At the WMU ISM supply chain management program we teach our students to track commodity forward price curves. Here's a quick video of Net Alpha's cloud based materialx Decision Support service that is being made available to our students in class as they prepare to become future SCM managers. I have asked a lot of SCM managers how they “prepare” to negotiate price increase...