Gartner’s Next Level of Supply Chain Innovation: Federated Solutions Lisa Ann Cairns 1/25/2016 Post a comment The maturation of business technology and digital business processes has enabled a new solution set and a new means for collaborative ecosystems across companies to be built. These new ecosystems espouse federated solutions that not only provide innovative opportunities for customers but also new growth capabilities for supply chain partners without taking on additional assets.
Packaging for the Future Aaron Continelli 1/21/2016 Post a comment Efforts to increase sustainability of packaging can help companies gain a stronger foothold in their market and more easily adhere to government regulations by catering to the earth-friendly desires of their own consumer market.
Cultural Intelligence Proves Critical to Global Strategy Puga Sankara 1/15/2016 Post a comment Leaders need to get multicultural experience, in order to lead this ever shrinking, technologically transforming, tightly connecting world. By arming themselves with cultural intelligence, these individuals can effectively inspire, execute, and win business across borders.
Customer Demands Should Drive Operational Designs Susan Fourtané 1/12/2016 Post a comment A recent PwC survey finds that changes in customer behavior are set to disrupt businesses in all industries over the next five years. However, most companies operations are not designed to deliver what customers value now or three years from now.
Calculating the ROI of Your WMS Eric Allais 1/4/2016 (1) comment Getting a positive ROI from a new WMS installation takes less time than distributors usually assume and the new system will continue to produce new improvements long after implementation.
The Importance of On-Time Payment in the Supply Chain Mark Medlen 12/21/2015 Post a comment If you want to win friends and influence people, there’s no better way than paying your bills on time, or even a little early. We’ve all learned a lot about being a good vendor, but what about being a good customer? What makes us stand out with our suppliers and get more of their attention when we need it?
Ready for the Holidays? Tips for Supply Chain Success Donna Fritz 12/1/2015 (1) comment Preparing supply chain operations for the holiday can seem daunting, but the sooner companies implement some proven best practices, the more strategic value they can add the organization -- and avoid a potentially costly meltdown during the most wonderful time of the year.
Talent Management: Technology Boost Hardens Soft Skills Somdipto Ghosh 11/30/2015 Post a comment Innovation is critical to procurement and supply chain success, but many organizations get mired down in day to day activities. By leveraging technology prowess, electronics OEMs can help procurement pros find new and better ways of getting things done.
European Supply Chains: A 2015 Retrospective Bas Daver 11/24/2015 Post a comment Multinationals doing business in Europe will face continued supply chain pressures going into 2016, given increasingly disrupted global economies, the scaling up of omni-channel shopping, new technologies and network structures and evolving regulations.
Mini-MBA Focuses on IoT Impact on Supply Chain Susan Fourtané 11/19/2015 Post a comment Value supply chains are looking for qualified talent with knowledge on today's organizational structure, the latest technological developments, and processes that will shape the next-generation supply chain. Rutgers Business School Executive Education new Mini-MBA aims to provide those skills.
Ensure Your Supply Chain Can Weather the Storm Evan Puzey 11/12/2015 Post a comment For supply chain and transportation experts, weather is top of mind as they work to anticipate potential pitfalls. Technology, visibility, and transportation management solutions have a vital role to play in that preparation.
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