Arthur Mesher To Publish 3V’s Part Two 20 Years Later 

Lombard, IL (December 10, 2018) – The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), is pleased to announce that Art Mesher in an exclusive to CSCMP, is publishing “3V’s Part Two, Darwin’s Law and the X Factors”. In addition to publishing the paper Mr. Mesher participated in a fireside chat during the 2018 EDGE Conference to discuss its contents. 

“Art published the initial 3V’s paper 20 years ago which became the institutional framework for our industry. CSCMP recognized the work as one of the most influential writings of the organization’s 50 year history,” commented Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP. “In an exclusive to CSCMP, Art has released 3V’s Part Two and we are grateful for this contribution.” 

“Today we have an ‘X’ exponential proliferation of the microprocessors, an ‘X’ exponential rate of speed and ubiquity of wireless networks along and an ‘X’ exponential increase of connected devices. Today’s ‘always on and always connected’ has created a ‘nowhere to run and nowhere to hide’ environment,” stated Arthur Mesher. “This Big data, Machine learning, AI, IOT, Blockchain enabled environment is creating an ‘X’ factorial increase in transparency and speed that is redefining business relationships and supporting systems. This collision, dubbed the ‘X factors’ is causing both enormous disruption and opportunity, as old business models are sunset and new business models dawn a new day. Using the 3V’s framework the session identifed the ‘X factors’ that will impact those that thrive or die as the exponential rate of change will have such velocity that the extinction threat of their processes, systems and companies will be real.” 

About the Session and the 3V’s Paper
The Fireside chat was led by renowned analyst Adrian Gonzalez. He interviewed Arthur Mesher, Distinguished Service Award Winner and author of The 3V’s Part Two. Phil Ruotolo, Director of Merchandising Solutions Customization at Proctor and Gamble also participated in the discussion. The session took place Tuesday October 2, 2018 at the 2018 EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The session titled, "Using the 3V’s framework the presentation" addressed the following key questions:
        • How will supply chain management impact corporate performance?
        • How will IT be used to enable and optimize supply chain performance?
        • How will the markets for systems and logistics services evolve?
        • How can users best implement process improvement and technological initiatives to improve supply chain performance?

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