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Does Your Supply Chain Strategy Include Mobile?

Does Your Supply Chain Strategy Include Mobile?

Anyone managing a supply chain has to have a good head for logistics, coordinating a number of sources in manufacturing or procurement, negotiating for the best supplies at the best prices, and navigating a maze of partners on all levels. This means an extensive amount of time taken for inventory... »


Is It Time to Implement Retail Consolidation Program to Reduce Your Costs?

Is It Time to Implement Retail Consolidation Program to Reduce Your Costs?

It's a sobering statistic: North American retailers lose $158.5bn annually to supplier issues. »


What Should You Look For In Freight Auditing and Payment Software?

What Should You Look For In Freight Auditing and Payment Software?

For more than 60 years, freight and parcel shippers have used service companies to audit their shipping invoices and to make accurate payments to their carriers. However, due to the desire to maintain control of the process, some shippers would rather not outsource this function. In recent years,... »


Tomorrow's Supply Chain Leaders Will Embrace Uncertainty

Tomorrow's Supply Chain Leaders Will Embrace Uncertainty

It's human nature to look for certainty. We believe that if we can predict the future with perfect certainty, then we will react and prepare accordingly. As such, we tend to put all our planning effort into making better predictions. The problem is that after we invest considerable effort... »


Omninomics - Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Millennials?

Omninomics - Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Millennials?

The fashion industry is undergoing the biggest change since the industrial revolution: Today's consumers prize instant convenience and authenticity. They want innovative new products, instantaneous information, to comparison shop, to easily return items that don't fit, and always get the best deal. »


An Analysis of What's Driving M&A Activity in Chemical Industry

An Analysis of What's Driving M&A Activity in Chemical Industry

When the $68.6bn Dow-DuPont merger is complete later this year, the historical deal won't just be the largest merger in the chemicals industry - it will be one of the most valuable mergers in history. »


What Do Supply Chain Professionals Want?

Organizations face great pressure to attract prepared supply chain professionals. However, they must also consider the needs of professionals. This infographic shows how organizational goals line up with the priorities of supply chain professionals. It also shows how these professionals prefer to... »


From Coal Miners to Data Miners: 5 Strategies for Engaging Your Workforce in the Digital Economy

From Coal Miners to Data Miners: 5 Strategies for Engaging Your Workforce in the Digital Economy

In what it is calling the "Mine of the Future," leading global miner Rio Tinto, is using automation to cut costs, improve safety and reduce environmental impact. »


In Digital World, Even Strong CPG Companies Must Know How to Compete with Amazon

In Digital World, Even Strong CPG Companies Must Know How to Compete with Amazon

Does a CPG company with a strong brand, solid market share and good growth really need to adjust its strategy for Amazon? »


One-Size-Fits-All Foreign Direct Investment Doesn't Work in Highly Diverse Africa

One-Size-Fits-All Foreign Direct Investment Doesn't Work in Highly Diverse Africa

Only a few years ago, Africa was being dubbed "the next Asia," and multinationals watched with mounting interest as local economies boomed across the continent. Although a decline in global commodity demand has since ushered in a slowdown, Africa remains a promising long-term growth market. »


Group Procurement Organizations, Distributors Should Work Hand in Hand

While not as prevalent today as in the past, there has been tension between group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and distributors over the years. A good deal of the tension was the result of a misunderstanding as to the roles each plays in the supply chain. For instance, many distributors believed... »


Are You Losing Millions Through Poor Supply Chain Tax Planning?

Are You Losing Millions Through Poor Supply Chain Tax Planning?Are You Losing Millions Through Poor Supply Chain Tax Planning?

The supply chain is core to how your business is run and its costs, profit and growth. With the increasing globalization of business, variable taxes and duties across trading borders have a huge impact on overall cost, supplier sourcing, manufacturing strategies and distribution network structure. »


Successful B2B Customer Engagement Requires More Than Copying B2C Formula

In the B2B world companies have been reluctant to open up to their customer networks. Rather than use social media, for instance, they rely on the traditional way of engaging with prospects and customers. So, if you have a problem with your industrial cement mixer, you usually have only two... »


Demand for Natural Gas to Soar as Commitments to Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions Grow

Demand for Natural Gas to Soar as Commitments to Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions Grow

On Dec. 12, 2015, at the United Nations' 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, negotiators from nearly 200 countries signed an ambitious agreement aimed at stemming global warming. »


KPMG Unveils Tool to Anticipate Third-Party Disruptions

KPMG Spectrum has developed a new intelligence engine to anticipate third-party vulnerability, and act before disruption hits. »


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