An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) is the discipline that manages supplies and processes through all of the stages of a project, product or business deliverable. These sources include suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers. The Process of Supply Chain Management.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. You’ve got responsibility for a project. And yet… somehow the organisation doesn’t have the documentation you need to get it started, keep it on track and close it down successfully.

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Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

But that work isn’t a one-time activity, of course: it’s a process that flows from one task to the next. Managing that work process is called logistics management. Logistics management is a detailed process of organizing and implementing an operation.

Holacracy: A Guide for Project Managers

Through a collective process, a role is given and updated regularly. Each circle is responsible for the process of making and revising its roles and policies. It’s founded on autonomy, but it has internal processes to curb autonomy when it can threaten the success of a project.

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10 Marketing Tips for Small Businesses That Cost $0

For instance, a plumber likely isn’t going to gain a lot of traction on Snapchat, whereas an e-commerce clothing retailer likely would. If blogging seems overwhelming, start small with just one post per month, then scale up to bi-weekly or weekly as you get more used to the process.

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How to Write an Unforgettable Mission Statement (With Examples)

It’s the document that comes from the processes of figuring out what is the reason for your organization or project. That includes what the company stands for, making it clear to its employees, its stakeholders and those outside the organization, such as customers, retailers, etc.

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Big Data and Risk Management

Brad Egeland

Nonetheless, the decision-making process regularly involves uncertain results. The application of big data in managing risk can prove useful in various industries including e-commerce, manufacturing, retail and healthcare and can be used in a wide array of corporate threats, including regulatory risk and business impacts. Real Estate: Even though location is highly vital, determining the ideal spot can be a risky process. The Big Data age is finally here.

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The 3 Steps to Take When Failure is Not an Option: Getting to Impeccable Business Execution

Girl's Guide to PM

Globalization, technology and improved internal processes have raised the stakes for all of us. We need to teach teams to adjust to every predicament and continuously improve their processes. This is a guest article by Joel “Thor” Neeb from Afterburner.

Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

The process to create and periodically update the roadmap generates meaningful conversations that create confident teams who are able to meet their commitments. By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap?

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SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained


Feedback from customers and backers can be easily integrated during the process , and the agile nature of Scrum allows changes based on that feedback to be done more smoothly. Projects succeed or fail by the way they are managed and lead. Success requires more than good leadership.


The Challenge of Digital Project Management

ProProject Manager

Not only are DPMs working in the high-tech and software industries, you’ll also find us in the retail, travel, hospitality and many more industries. . When I experienced this, the most efficient process was to train the PR person on how to post press releases in the CMS.

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Do you know, really know….?

Ron Rosenhead

Now, I’m not saying you simply ask; build the process into whatever you are doing. – It is pretty common in the retail sector so why not ask your client and include questions about you and your personal performance.

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Review of Product Development Books

Leading Answers

Amazon is a software company with retail (and cloud) offerings. Also, organizations that embrace the whole digital product view still need help governing the ongoing process. Now that a software “Done” Milestone is more like a Tombstone.

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The Store of the Future? I Say, Yes.


Retail stores will be a gateway to online in 5 years or less, mark my words… Amazon Books is now open for business in Seattle. It’s establishing land-based business on ecommerce prowess, and modeling the methodology of the next generation of retail.

Entrepreneurship & Project Management [Interview]

Girl's Guide to PM

Whether it is marketing, customer acquisition, price points, cost per unit, wholesale, retail, online, and so on, the individual who started the company should know these answers. Reach out during this process to get feedback so your presentation of the ideas uses words team members use.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

Not just technology companies (like Google, Apple) but every sector is being disrupted by software including retail (Amazon), banking (PayPal, cryptocurrencies), transportation (Tesla, Uber), and travel (Airbnb).

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Project Innovation – a Value Chain Approach

Tony Adams

In their 2017 study An exploratory study of food waste management practices in the UK grocery retail sector , Filimonau and Gherbin propose that before we can improve our delivery approach or propose any innovations, we first need to understand the company’s current approach and identify different points at which inefficiencies can arise. But we don’t need to limit our thinking to the core processes, product and services.

8 Truths About Gantt Charts that Every PM Should Know

Project Management Hacks

Process organization. With a Gantt chart, there are more possibilities to organize an efficient work process. Gantt charts allow improving those processes without the necessity to switch between different tools and sending reminders.

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5 Insane Project Management Techniques in Today’s Market


However, you may not have heard of some other PM techniques, such as, but not limited to Extreme Project Management , Rational Unified Process , and vice versa. RUP – Rational Unified Process: RUP is an alternate form of Waterfall. Video Source – ProjectManager.Com.

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How to Setup Value Added Tax (VAT) in Magento 2


The following instructions include a tutorial on how to set up a 19% VAT in the country of Germany for direct sales (B2C) to retail customers. Process Overview: Step 1: Set Up Tax Zones and Rates. In this example I used the stock “Retail Customer” customer tax class group.

Six Reasons Why Strategy Execution Goes Wrong And How To Recover

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

the process of identifying and reacting to industry or environmental change, leading to changes in the strategy. For example, think about a retail organisation with many shops. You’ve created a robust corporate strategy and aligned all your projects.

Collaborative Marketing Breeds Creativity


Collaborative marketing is the process of sharing resources to increase sales leads, market share, and awareness. It doesn’t have to be financial—it can be exclusive access to a limited retail presence, a large social media following, existing media presence, etc.

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What is a Project Management Certification? And Why Do I Need It?

The IIL Blog

Most especially, I needed to know the tools, the processes and the sequence of processes. I would have been able to see how the project management process could be transitioned to other disciplines.” By Anselm Begley, PMP, PRINCE2, CBAP, CSM, APMG Managing Benefits.

How to Create a Stellar Annual Plan for Your Team


Your team should be included in this entire process. Look at big retailers between Thanksgiving and Christmas, for example. Most retailers have a separate sales goal during this time of the year.

How to Create a Stellar Annual Plan for Your Team


Your team should be included in this entire process. Look at big retailers between Thanksgiving and Christmas, for example. Most retailers have a separate sales goal during this time of the year.

The New Need to be Lifelong Learners

Leading Answers

However, all industries are changing and terms like “ Retail Apocalypse ” are invented to describe the trend in just one sector. The condition prevents the body from processing the common building block of protein tyrosine.

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10 Construction Conferences In 2019


Bringing together retailers and industry professionals, the Builders’ Show provides the opportunity to network and become more educated on new industry developments. Looking to add construction conferences to attend in 2019 to next year’s schedule?

A clever tool to help you problem solve

Lynne Cazaly

It's easier to reduce the problem space later in the process than to enlarge it after starting down a path toward an inadequate solution". It's a process that let's you look at creativity, innovation and problem solving by making it bigger before you get your hands dirty by doing something about it. I'll use this thinking and creativity tool with a large retailer this week as we workshop some of their new ideas and initiatives to challenging problems.

Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

Not just technology companies (like Google, Apple) but every sector is being disrupted by software including retail (Amazon), banking (PayPal, cryptocurrencies), transportation (Tesla, Uber), and travel (Airbnb). The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different. Yet the scientific project management that grew out of the industrialization of process is largely left behind.

How to Use Technology to Increase Your Productivity


Using software that allows for scheduling and workload planning alleviates the headache of accidentally overbooking anyone and streamlines the process of assigning responsibilities and logging hours. “Technology” and “productivity” are two words that often don’t have a positive association.

Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

My personal belief is that they do not fit, at least well, if you believe that all processes and activities identified in the PMBOK ® Guide must appear in each methodology. We are a Marketing Services Provider whose clients include many large retailers and financial institutions.


The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Design Brief


In the process, I learned that my original opinion of design briefs was wrong. For example: They want to make further inroads into the luxury retail market They want to increase sales by 10% They want to cater more to buyers seeking unobtrusive yet elegant home decor.

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Why Agile is important?


You can’t piecemeal this process. You have seen what Amazon is doing to retail companies and what Google and Facebook are doing to publishers and newspapers. I am sure by now you have heard about agile, companies big and small like Amazon and Google are using agile to manage work.

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Magento 1 Code Pools


The local code pool is for where you (as a developer) or if you are a Magento retailer you will utilize the Local Code Pool to make overwrites of extensions or core code. To identify the process let’s take a look at app/Mage.php.

43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers


Unless you work in the retail or hospitality industries, November and December usually bring a quiet calm to the office. Sigmon gives project managers a defined process to not only break bad news, but also improve communication over the long-term.

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3 Must Do Holiday Ecommerce Marketing Tips 2016


But with so many outlets to choose from, it’s more important than ever that your website is holiday-ready because we know online shoppers don’t have the desire – or time – to stumble through a winding checkout process or be subjected to a sub-par user experience.

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The Secret of Successful KPI Metrics


Let’s say that you’re a manager at a massive retail store, and you were short on product between the months of November and December of the previous year. Metrics are used to track and assess the progression or status of a specific process.

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Theory of Constraints


The Theory of Constraints hypotheses that every complex system, including manufacturing processes, consists of multiple linked activities, where one of them can disrupt the whole system (i.e. The Thinking Processes - tools that help you analyze and resolve problems.

How To Work From Home Successfully

Project Management Hacks

Use this three step process to gather information on the feasibility of working from home in your current circumstance. At one end of the spectrum, there are traditional jobs – retail and the trades, for instance – that are highly unlikely to provide the work from home option.

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The Case for Project Portfolio Management

Jez Lister

Project Portfolio Management therefore is an on-going process that addresses the challenges all organisations face. Project Portfolio Management is a governance driven process that requires both knowledge of the organisation’s strategic plans, and awareness of its capabilities and limitations.

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