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1. Supply Chains Breaking Down the Middle
(News)
Companies are now starting to address the supply chain problem of the ‘middle’, reports the Next Web. Many times there are no clear rules for how product (especially food) is monitored for quality assurance ...
Created on 13 November 2017
2. Walmart - The NEW Mandate
(EDI)
... can concentrate on developing their systems and delivering high quality customer support while leaving the heavy lifting of server farms and data centers to Amazon. If your EDI provider has received ...
Created on 25 August 2017
3. Clean Data is Key to GDSN Success
(News)
...  of the quality of the data.In an article on the Supply Chain Dive site, Edwin Lopez provides an overview of the technology and makes recommendations for how to use it. Read it HERE.  ...
Created on 25 February 2017
4. Steps for Supply Chain Success
(News)
Supply chain success is a great goal to have, but we all know the path isn't an easy one. Duncan Klett provides a quick case study on the 21st Century Supply Chain site of a facility that copes seamlessly ...
Created on 08 February 2017
5. Dial Up Your Team's Engagement
(News)
It's great to have engaged employees, but hellish when you don't. Not only are your dis-engaged people a drag on your best workers, but they also harm quality and productivity.Hailey Lynee McKeefry has so ...
Created on 22 December 2016
6. The Meaning of "World Class"
(News)
"World Class" seems to be an over-used phrase, but the supply chain experts at the Hackett Group know it when they see it.Their recent report not only defines the term, but it spells out what it means ...
Created on 29 November 2016
7. IoT Success at Fujitsu
(News)
...  a number of IoT-based processes in its factories to improve quality, maintenance, and other systems and is reaping the benefits, according to Ariella Brown on the EBN site. Read her article on the si ...
Created on 10 August 2016
8. Applying Lean to MRO
(News)
MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) purchasing is one area of procurement that consistently flies under the radar. Might it be a good target for process improvement and cost reduction?Kevin Tacek ...
Created on 02 August 2016
9. 3D Printing will Replace Your Supply Chain
(Technology)
3D printers are available to everyone with even a small budget. That means that even though what they produce may not be up to the quality level you would manufacture or sell yourself, the ability to directly ...
Created on 25 May 2016
10. KPIs Importance to Supply Chains
(News)
A new report released by ASQ points out the importance of key performance indicators (KPIs) for supply chains. Maintaining good, open relationships with supply chain partners is another 'must have' according ...
Created on 09 May 2016
11. Quality Data Required!
(News)
The lifeblood of the supply chain is good data. That's why it's so important to understand how different types of data affect your planning processes.On the Logistics Viewpoints site, Richard Koch takes ...
Created on 21 April 2016
12. The Importance of Future State in VSM
(News)
Value stream mapping is a critical tool for process improvement. However, many leave out an important component: future state.On the Supply Chain Digest site, Drew Locher explains why this gap is crucial. ...
Created on 11 April 2016
13. Fast Fashion Arrives
(News)
The retail trend known as 'fast fashion' is upon us, and guess what'll determine whether a fasion retailer sinks or swims with it? That's right, the supply chain.Bob Ferrari looks at a couple examples ...
Created on 04 April 2016
14. Hop to It!
(News)
In a timely article on the Supply Chain 247 site, we learn all about the Easter Bunny's challenges with supply chain sustainability and traceability. Antonia Renner provides the drivers for these challenges ...
Created on 31 March 2016
15. What’s In YOUR Bill?
(EDI)
... truth there are many other factors that come into play and affect the actual quality of the images your camera produces. Another corollary is the cell phone industry’s historical pricing of ‘talk minutes.’ ...
Created on 11 January 2016
16. You Have a Deadline
(News)
In an article in this month's Inc magazine, the word that frightens a lot of people, 'Deadline', is discussed. Are deadlines good or do they tend to corrode the quality of projects?Jason Fried comes acro ...
Created on 03 December 2015
17. Managing Your Supply Chain
(Supply)
... sing it's expertise  as a world-class manufacturer to introduce advanced manufacturing software solutions that drive lower costs, faster production and tighter control on quality. All developed with AGILE t ...
Created on 30 November 2015
18. Less Obvious Benefits of Cloud ERP
(News)
...  affect safety, quality, and costs. Check out the story HERE. ...
Created on 15 October 2015
19. Solidify Your Order to Cash with ERP/EDI Integration
(Integration)
... ess. A typical installation might include:   Purchaser and Supplier module Inventory Management module Sampling module Production Management module Total Quality Management module Export Invo ...
Created on 24 August 2015
20. Large Scale IT Projects Can Work!
(News)
Those of us who have participated in big IT projects know they can be not only risky but also extremely beneficial, that is if they're done right. The Boston Consulting Group has looked at how to improve ...
Created on 02 June 2015