Top Ten Digitalist Magazine Posts Of The Week [January 25, 2016]

Shelly Dutton

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Each week on the Digitalist Magazine site, we curate and publish the top ten posts of the week from across our content categories. We hope you find these articles valuable, informative, and interesting.

Top 3 Drivers Of Supply Chain Transformation
By Richard Howells@howellsrichard

Supply chains are experiencing levels of change that are unprecedented, so much so that a recent IDC paper warned that supply chains must become “an outwardly networked and collaborative organization that fully integrates design, manufacturing, and asset management into an ‘extended’ supply chain that is able to respond quickly and accurately.” To achieve this transformation,  organizations must prioritize three drivers of change.

ITAAS: The Future Of The CIO
By Shelly Kramer@ShellyKramer

The business side and the IT side of your company shouldn’t be separate camps. They need to speak to one another, and be integrated with a common, distinguishable goal. If as the CIO you want to have your chili and eat it too, then an ITaaS focus in terms of the integration of processes, people, platforms, practices, governance structure, and more can help. Here’s why.

Think Like A Workplace Futurist
By Meghan M. Biro@MeghanMBiro

In the first quarter of 2015, millennials finally overtook Generation X as the largest cohort in the workplace – with more than 53.5 million of them working. So stop looking at generational differences. It’s time to look at your workforce through the lens of a futurist. Here’s why.

Top 10 Social Media Trends in 2016
By Michael Brenner@BrennerMichael

The marketing landscape is dynamic and constantly changing as new technologies and social media platforms are introduced. What can you and your company do to stay relevant? Here are 10 social media trends you should watch and build into your 2016 strategy.

How High Will Your Supply Chain Jump To Build Customer-Centric Business Processes?
By Richard Howells@howellsrichard

Point of sales at the store is not the only source of data to drive the replenishment process. It is no longer good enough just to be “demand driven.” We need to be “market driven.” Here are some ideas that can help ensure your business processes are tuned to meet demand when your product is deemed “hot” and goes viral among the millennials.

Extended Supply Chain: What Are We Really Thinking About?
By Tom Redd

Omnichannel is a marvelous thing, and all cogs in the retail mechanism play a part. But when it comes to actual fulfillment, it’s up to logistics to meet consumer demand. A recent report from IDC explains.

Snowstorms, Supply, And Demand
By Richard Howells@howellsrichard

Without fail, the forecast of a snowstorm leads to a mad dash in the supermarket aisles for “essentials,” and the shelves are usually bare by the time we get around to buying our survival kit. Why the sudden surprise when we have known for days that snow is headed our way? Here’s how organizations can thrive in the face of severe weather and unusually high customer demand.

Triggering Quantum Leaps In Human Performance
By Dan Wellers and Michael Rander

Whether you’re an extreme athlete, a weekend warrior, or a dedicated couch potato, you’ve probably had at least one experience of being “in flow,” that hyperfocused state where we get so lost in what we’re doing that we hit peak performance. The same can be said for your workforce – employees and teams can hit that sweet spot and make high performance positive and sustainable. Here’s how.

4 Ways To Be A More Resilient Leader
By Meghan M. Biro@MeghanMBiro

Most organizations make a plan and figure that will get them where they need to go. But much of the time, things don’t go according to plan, and people lose heart and focus. Leaders may parrot the same answers every day, telling people it’s just the way it is and get over it. But it’s not enough – leaders must follow these steps to be more resilient.

Transforming Automakers Into Connected Platform Makers
By William Newman

With huge announcements at the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as well as the Automotive News World Congress and North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it’s clear that the auto industry is evolving. Cars are becoming a connected set of components and platforms. Here are three developing trends that affect the future of cars.