Archive for Labor

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

How many slaves are in your supply chain? I asked that question almost three years ago following the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 workers and injured thousands of others. Based on recent reports, it appears that, three years later, the answer to that question remains the same: We […]

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How Are Leading Companies Approaching Workforce Planning?

While many companies have invested significant time and money over the years to improve their demand, supply, and manufacturing planning capabilities, they have underinvested in workforce planning and optimization, and they’re now starting to feel the consequences. “Companies are starting to realize that the human capital element is extremely important to their bottom line, as […]

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Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey?

While many companies have invested significant time and money over the years to improve their demand, supply, and manufacturing planning capabilities, they have underinvested in workforce planning and optimization, and they’re now starting to feel the consequences. For example, at the Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia conference last October, Southwest Airlines, which has more than 18,000 […]

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