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1. Disruption of Globalization and Supply Chain
(Supply)
... . The approach avoids holding up the manufacturing line if a module is not in inventory and completes the order when modules become available.   Benefits of Separated vs. “One Size Fits All” Supply Cha ...
Created on 16 October 2017
2. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
(Retail)
... decisions and the need by retailers to meet consumer demand. What we may find is a ‘post-holiday’ sales cycle that attempts to capitalize on the refilled inventory from consumers. But the problem remains ...
Created on 12 September 2017
3. 4 Easy Replenishment Ideas that Adapt to the Digital Age
(News)
...  mortar retailer are reflected in one of the 4 P's of Retail: Product, Place, Price, and Promotion often called the Marketing Mix. An inventory replenishment system must be able to demand forecast the  ...
Created on 30 August 2017
4. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
(Logistics)
... graph theory (think Good Will Hunting), statistics, data science, and machine learning to analyze, optimize, and predict seemingly endless streams of inventory and order data; weather related issues, plane ...
Created on 30 August 2017
5. Visibility and the Omnichannel Shopper
(News)
Multichannel, omnichannel, or whatever you want to call it is driving huge change in the retail supply chain. Of course, one of the holy grails of supply chain processes, visibility, is a key component ...
Created on 28 March 2017
6. RFID's Resurgence
(News)
There was a lot of buzz around RFID a decade or so ago, but it dropped beneath the radar for awhile. It never really went away and is now resurgent, led by ecommerce-related demand.A case study involving ...
Created on 15 March 2017
7. Demand Planning Innovation
(News)
It should come as no surprise that supply chain planning is going through big changes. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, is intimately familiar with the process. She discusses how demand planning is ...
Created on 25 February 2017
8. Merck Removes Its Silos
(News)
The word "silo" generally carries negative connotations in the business world. There are good reasons for that.In a summary of a case study of the giant Merck corporation, Alexa Cheater on the 21st Century ...
Created on 24 February 2017
9. Retailers Gear Up for 2017
(News)
Digitization seems to be driving a lot of activity in the supply chain. Within the retail space, that's an understatement.On the Multichannel Merchant site, Jeff McCandless examines what will be needed ...
Created on 24 February 2017
10. P2P 101
(News)
eProcurement is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really encompass? It's a broad concept that fortunately the folks at Spend Matters have done a great job taking apart for ...
Created on 14 February 2017
11. RFID Pumps Up Inventory Accuracy
(News)
... z on the WWD site, RFID is responsible for improving a key component of omnichannel selling, inventory accuracy. See his article HERE. ...
Created on 09 February 2017
12. Key Predictions for the New Year
(News)
It's getting a bit late for 2017 predictions, but Dan Gilmore's collection at Supply Chain Digest are usually so prescient that we need to get them out there.He's contacted some of the great supply chain ...
Created on 28 January 2017
13. Need to Trim Supply Chain Costs?
(News)
...  where to look for the low hanging fruit.From inventory on the shelf to supply chain strategies, the opportunities are there. Read his thoughts HERE. ...
Created on 26 January 2017
14. S&OP Metrics Benefits
(News)
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) has been a popular supply chain topic, but most companies aren't there yet. From a measurements standpoint, a robust S&OP process is something to shoot for, though.In ...
Created on 19 January 2017
15. Impact of Omnichannel Buying Continues
(News)
It's nearly impossible to over exaggerate the effects omnichannel consumers have had on retailers. Bob Ferrarri takes a look at how 3 well-known names have recently made significant business changes in ...
Created on 12 January 2017
16. How Legos Meets Holiday Demand
(News)
I don't know about you, but after buying, gifting, and assembling Legos over the holidays (as well as picking them out of my bare feet after stepping on various pieces) I'd find it interesting to know ...
Created on 10 January 2017
17. Making Reservations for On-Line Customers
(News)
The impact of the omnichannel consumer on retailers is hard to overstate. One of the crucial decisions to make is how much inventory to reserve for shipments to ecommerce customers and how to reserve it.On ...
Created on 04 January 2017
18. eCommerce Risks
(News)
You may not see the terms 'risk management' and 'ecommerce' in the same sentence very often, but they indeed belong together. That's due to the growing presence of omnichannel consumers, their high expectations, ...
Created on 03 January 2017
19. Retail Flexibility For the Holidays
(News)
It's a Christmas wish and a little late, but Bill DuBois is hoping Santa brings a flexible supply chain in the future. For the retailer, the holidays are an inventory forecasting challenge.In his articl ...
Created on 29 December 2016
20. History of Procurement Software
(News)
Jason Busch takes an ambitious shot at tracing the history of procurement technology in a recent piece on the Spend Matters site. It's a great start at identifying how procurement has grown up along with ...
Created on 20 December 2016