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1. WalMart's New Delivery Standards
WalMart has new delivery standards rolliing out early next year. Suppliers will be scrambling to meet them, according to an article by Jeff Berman on the Supply Chain 247 site.When you look at all the ...
Created on 19 September 2016
2. 2016's Top 25 Supply Chains
Last week, Gartner announced its eagerly awaited 2016 list of the top 25 supply chains. The usual suspects are represented, albeit in slightly different order, and the explanation of Gartner's criteria ...
Created on 23 May 2016
3. Supply Chain Performance Measurements
The Supply Chain Shaman is taking her yearly look at supply chain performance by industry. Lora Cecere, as usual, does a great job not only collecting and producing the data, but also providing expert ...
Created on 04 April 2016
4. Getting Started on Metrics
It's important for supply chain managers to identify trends and appropriate metrics to use for budgeting and evaluation purposes as we begin the new year. We're lucky that Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain ...
Created on 11 January 2016
5. Issues with the Gartner Top 25
I wouldn't say she's ready to go to war over it, but the Supply Chain Shaman is more than a little peeved that supply chain people are giving the Gartner Top 25 too much credibility. She questions a number ...
Created on 08 July 2015
6. Suppliers Gain from Understanding POS Data
... from increasing inventory turns. Yes, all systems will require some degree of customization. There will always be unique product offerings or other quirks that must be handled. No two companies are identical, ...
Created on 11 May 2015
7. When Supply Chains Merge: Mistakes To Avoid
...  and receivables to show quick cash that the firm needs for its operations. Don't use inventory turns with a vertical supply chain consolidation (for example manufacturer merges with a distributor). M ...
Created on 20 October 2014
8. Supply Chains to Admire Methodology
The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has published a new report entitled 'Supply Chains to Admire'. Readers have had a lot of questions about methodology, metrics, etc., so Lora has detailed her criteria ...
Created on 17 September 2014
9. SCM Personnel: Hardest Jobs To Fill
...  management and spreadsheet analysis to help the organization increase cash flows, inventory turns, our customers’ satisfaction, and employee productivity.” Supply chain talent and the role of suppl ...
Created on 10 September 2014
10. Omnichannel Inventory Challenges
Rod Daugherty takes on a real challenge: optimizing inventory in an omnichannel environment. It's tough, but not impossible.In his Logistics Viewpoints article, he tells us how to not only save the sale, ...
Created on 09 September 2013
11. Future Predictions for the DC
As ecommerce increases its share of international business and customer demands for speedy and accurate shipping continue to grow, something's gotta give. Looks like DCs and warehouses will not only proliferate, ...
Created on 04 September 2013
12. Virtualizing Your Supply Chain
... demand data, and produce real-time information in order to fulfill orders more quickly. As a result, customer satisfaction will improve, revenue will grow and increase inventory turns.  ...
Created on 04 June 2012
13. Getting the GREAT Out of EDI Inte-”great”-ion
... integration may be more capital intensive at first, it will soon pay for itself in eliminated errors, inventory turns, and every step along the Order to Cash path. There is only one caveat to fully integrated ...
Created on 14 September 2011
14. Ecommerce and EDI
...  doing so, you're going to have to automate the receiving process next year in order to keep up with the influx of inbound shipments from your suppliers. I'm sure that you're expecting the inventory t ...
Created on 20 December 2010