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1. Omnichannel Drives Fulfillment Costs
As retailers struggle to meet the challenges of the omnichannel consumer that wants everything now, reality is setting in: this stuff is expensive to execute.Recent research summarized on the Supply Chain ...
Created on 22 March 2016
2. The Procurement Transformation
A recent study by Ardent Partners shows us that well over half of the enterprise 'spend' is being managed through the procurement function. Looks like the procurement 'mindset' of cost avoidance may need ...
Created on 01 December 2015
3. Workflow Automation Benefits
In these dangerous times, agility is of high importance to supply chains worldwide. It's easier said than done, although automating workflow processes can help in a number of ways.On the EBN site, David ...
Created on 14 September 2015
4. Why VANs are Important to the Transportation/3PL Industry
... data information exchange (EDI) will increase the efficiency for business partners. Moreover, it significantly reduces manual intervention, paper work and improves cycle time and better supports a high ...
Created on 06 August 2015
5. Direct From Source - The Future Of Drop Shipping
...  supply chain is inefficient, with extra everything, higher inventory, and slower cash cycle times. How about fulfilling your retail customers’ eCommerce orders directly from your distribution centers? ...
Created on 27 July 2015
6. Big Data Has Big Supply Chain Impact
I love this stuff.... Louis Columbus, on the Forbes site, provides a solid list of real life examples of how Big Data is revolutionizing supply chains. This isn't the typical pie-in-the-sky article we ...
Created on 20 July 2015
7. Shadow IT Hurts Automation Efforts Say CIO's
... relatively slow cycle times within captive IT organizations. Just a few years ago, “shadow IT” efforts were the dirty little secret of organizations. An impatient manager would, on the sly, set up an ...
Created on 10 December 2014
8. Quality in Sourcing and Procurement
Six Sigma is often considered 'a manufacturing thing'. However, it's also useful in many other situations, one of which is sourcing and procurement.On the Spend Matters site, Richard Waugh describes how ...
Created on 03 August 2014
9. Lean for Services
Lean is just for manufacturing organizations, right? Nope, if you're a service provider, lean can be an even better fit for you! Long cycle times and complicated processes equal fertile ground for lea ...
Created on 24 December 2013
10. The Apparel Supply Chain Focus
... on collaboration and cycle time reductions. Check out her summary HERE.   ...
Created on 07 October 2012
11. The Value of DCs
Thomas Tannell on the Digital Supply Chain site discusses why distribution centers (DCs) are so important to the supply chain. Not only are their storage and shipping functions as necessary as ever, it's ...
Created on 24 September 2012
12. Lean Impact at Nike
Companies of all sizes can benefit from the use of continuous improvement methodologies.  In his Supply Management article, Adam Leach reviews the effects of lean on Nike's cycle time, productivity ...
Created on 18 May 2012
13. What are Your Measurements?
... of its work, such as Quality, Throughput, Cycle Time, and Cost/Value that should be measured. Some of these statistics are needed for internal partners (ie. supply chain, customer service, finance), some ...
Created on 26 January 2011
14. Can You Improve? Continuously?
... o identify a ‘pilot project’ (see below for ideas) where you think you can improve cycle time, eliminate errors, reduce variability, or get rid of waste, and then try to sell it to whoever can provide t ...
Created on 31 December 2010