One-Number Forecasting

Simon Clarke examines the challenges and potential approaches that promote collaboration and alignment of different functional groups. Previously, I shared the importance of being clear about the purpose of the forecast and ensuring it aligns with the organizational mission. In this ...

Forecasting with a Purpose – Context is Crucial

Simon Clarke reviews critical factors to consider when addressing forecast improvements In my previous blog I shared some of the typical areas where forecasting improvement opportunities may be found. Before taking a deeper dive into what these are, and what to do about them, it is ...

The Ecommerce Operations Summit 2019: Summary & Sessions

The Summit at a Glance This year’s Ecommerce Operations Summit was a 3-day event held April 9–11, 2019 in Columbus, OH. Joining me was Crimson & Co Partner Steve Mulaik, and Consultant Rachel Patel. There were several learning events offsite, Steve spoke at a roundtable (Robotic ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

Successful Outsourcing Over the years Crimson & Co has assisted many clients in various stages of logistics outsourcing. Recently we completed the 3PL selection and transition phases for a large scale, multi-site eCommerce fulfillment operation. Last week we published a series of ...

Successful Outsourcing: A sound transition plan

Over the years Crimson & Co has assisted many clients in various stages of logistics outsourcing. Recently we completed the 3PL selection and transition phases for a large-scale, multi-site eCommerce fulfillment operation. Important elements of this very successful transition were ...

Successful Outsourcing: Building the transition team

Over the years Crimson & Co has assisted many clients in various stages of logistics outsourcing. Recently we completed the 3PL selection and transition phases for a large scale, multi-site eCommerce fulfillment operation. Important elements of this very successful transition were ...

Supply Chain and Logistics Recap

Did you get the through the storms okay? We’re based in Atlanta and we had some scattered disruptions in the city and many counties in Georgia closed schools any number of days. Schools closed because the power was out from one to about four days and trees blocked major roads. ...

The Progress Group becomes Crimson & Co North America

Crimson & Co, the global management consultancy, is delighted to announce that its partner in the US, The Progress Group (TPG), has today become Crimson & Co North America. This allows the company to extend its services to its US-based clients, working with them to transform ...

United Airlines failure was not a technical issue, it was the prioritising of policy over values

The CEO of United Airlines admittance that the removal of a passenger was a ‘mistake of epic proportions’ should act as the catalyst for a major business transformation exercise across the brand. Doing so would help address deep-rooted issues, which clearly prioritise ...

Big data, a big decision

Niels Van Hove, Principal Consultant at Crimson & Co ANZ, discusses Big data in Foresight Magazine. Every so many years, a new supply chain terminology takes the front page and dominates the conversation in magazines and conferences. In the last decade or two we’ve seen JIT (Just ...


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