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1. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
(Retail)
... in how retailers and their suppliers can effectively process all those returns that were sold at margins that don’t support the expenses of repackaging and and selling them a second (or third) time.  ...
Created on 12 September 2017
2. Big Businesses Make Suppliers Wait
(News)
According to Supply Chain Dive, in the U.K. 52% of small and medium businesses are waiting for payments. Large business are the biggest source of late payments to suppliers.   Read the article Supply ...
Created on 06 September 2017
3. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
(Logistics)
... for online shopping purchases to be delivered quicker has seen a revamping of distribution centers, logistic technologies and the combining of resources with third party suppliers.  We have seen the rise ...
Created on 30 August 2017
4. Walmart - The NEW Mandate
(EDI)
It’s been a while since Walmart first insisted that its suppliers moved to its digital order process. Back then the prospect of using EDI rather than fax or phone to place orders seemed like a technological ...
Created on 25 August 2017
5. Privacy Policy
(Uncategorised)
...  contain external links to other Digital Offerings including suppliers, advertisers and affiliates. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the content of, or information gathered by, thes ...
Created on 18 July 2017
6. The Procurement Pyramid
(News)
You might be familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs from your PSYC101 class at the U. Are you aware, though, that the procurement function can utilize a similar strategy? In a guest article on Spend ...
Created on 23 March 2017
7. Amazon in the Logistics Space
(News)
... on his Supply Chain Matters site, Bob discusses how Amazon is pushing forward and what it means to its customers, suppliers, and competitors. Check it out HERE.  ...
Created on 21 March 2017
8. Developing Risk Management Practices
(News)
Risk awareness in the procurement function has improved considerably. However, risk management is still not consistent across the business landscape.On the Spend Matters site, Sydney Lazarus provides a ...
Created on 06 March 2017
9. Clean Data is Key to GDSN Success
(News)
GDSN, the Global Data Synchronization Network, has been facilitating the sharing of product information among suppliers for well over a decade now. It's apparent to all that its effectiveness is a produc ...
Created on 25 February 2017
10. Driving Collaboration
(News)
One of the biggest challenges for the supply chain is in driving collaboration among its many participants. Streamlining requires collaboration, yet your partners are all over the place, doing different ...
Created on 16 February 2017
11. 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
12. Connectivity Benefits for Suppliers
(News)
The benefits of connecting electronically with suppliers are well documented. In the final installment of his series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera discusses why connectivity matters and the risks ...
Created on 28 January 2017
13. eCommerce Risks
(News)
... s, and their tendency to change suppliers at the hint of a service failure.According to Hailey Lynne McKeefry on the EBN site, if you blow a delivery date or experience a stock-out, you lose a customer. Ch ...
Created on 03 January 2017
14. Variability in the Retail Supply Chain (Pt. 2)
(News)
Dan Gilmore discusses what's different about retail, why variability is so hard to control, and efforts being taken to address the problem in his 2nd piece on variability.It's a vexing issue but his article ...
Created on 08 December 2016
15. Opportunities Driven by Digitalization
(News)
Digitization is shaking up the business world, that's for sure. But, as they say, change equals opportunity.Since every company is a tech company, in a sense, the faster you jump aboard the train the better. ...
Created on 08 December 2016
16. Exciting Supply Chain Trends
(News)
Our favorite Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, is excited about a few trends she sees affecting businesses.Most are technology-based, with planning, analytics, and IoT enabled processes leading the way. ...
Created on 05 December 2016
17. WalMart's Sustainability Goals for 2025
(News)
...  their suppliers hard, but their leadership in sustainability is commendable. Read the summary of WalMart's new plan on the Green Supply Chain News site HERE. ...
Created on 14 November 2016
18. Procurement Needs 'Wins'
(News)
The procurement function within the supply chain tends to operate in the background. That ought to change, according to an interview with a KPMG consulting executive.In a summary of the interview on the ...
Created on 03 November 2016
19. Custom Delivery at Scale
(Logistics)
...  the demands of the pace of change in custom production outpace the capabilities of the supply chain itself? Adding deep visibility and automated systems is likely to be the only way for retailers and supp ...
Created on 26 October 2016
20. Focus on Managing the Right Risk
(News)
We're always one disaster away from disaster, right? When we're doing our risk management planning, we're not necessary solving the right problem, according to Pierre Mitchell.On the Spend Matters site, ...
Created on 19 October 2016