Monthly Archives: July 2011

SCM is not just about products!
Introducing The SCM Company!

Supply Chain Management for most of the last 20 years has been all about the flow of physical products and related systems information from raw materials sources, through into manufacturing and then storage, distribution, sale, delivery and then sometimes returns as appropriate. But are there not many more opportunities for the company to benefit from the application of SCM principles?

There have been a number of studies over the past several years aligning companies with high performing supply chains with their positive stock market performance and that there is a direct correlation between supply chain and company results. So that in itself would suggest that most companies should look upon supply chain as a core business focus but what I’m suggesting here is much more and why we are creating the blueprint for The SCM Company.

There are many other flows within organizations which can be managed in the same way as the physical product supply chain and those firms which recognize and embrace this concept will no doubt take their business performance to an entirely different level. Are there any of you who’re not with me yet?

Specifically, the other flows in the firm I’m speaking of are people, leads or potential sales, actual sales, cash flow, new ideas products/revenue sources. All of these can be better managed through the application of supply chain management concepts and software with measurement, forecasting, metrics, visibility and full resource and performance planning and results to develop the ultimate high performance firm or what I’m calling The SCM Company!

Look out for my upcoming book “The SCM Company” and below is a sneak peak at the contents for the book.

People and Talent Supply Chain Management

The Sales Supply Chain

Cash Supply Chain

The Innovation Supply Chain

Physical Supply Chain Networks

Collaboration & the Social imperative

Never before has the role of supply chain managers and the systems which support them been more important.

Supply Chain Managers of the world arise and take your rightful places as the leaders within your corporations!


Jeff Ashcroft

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Announcing The Constellation SuperNova Awards


Today, we announce an award that celebrates and recognizes leaders who have overcome the odds to successfully apply emerging and disruptive technologies for their organizations.

In Search of Protostars

Most award programs recognize the technology suppliers for their advancements in the market. Few, if any programs, have recognized individuals for their courage in battling the odds to effect change in their organization. The Constellation SuperNova Awards celebrate the explorers, the pioneers, and the unsung heroes who successfully put new technologies to work. More importantly, these leaders have created disruptions in their market.

“Applying technology innovation to effect business results requires exceptional organizational leadership and teamwork. It is not enough to simply implement the technology. To ensure success, these leaders had to build buy-in relationships across all levels of the organization – appealing to rational and emotional senses – as well as make tough calls in system delivery to make change easier”, noted Amy Wilson, Vice-President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research, Inc.

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