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Supply Chain Visibility to Impact Customer Loyalty, Buying Decisions by 2020

Supply Chain Visibility to Impact Customer Loyalty, Buying Decisions by 2020

Analyst Insight: The term supply-chain visibility means different things to different folks. Interestingly, it's something that everyone knows they need more of, but very few organizations have a handle on. This will change rapidly between now and 2020. Supply-chain visibility is having an... »


Six Steps to a Perfect Logistics Network

Six Steps to a Perfect Logistics Network

Analyst Insight: Today more than ever, logistics professionals are at the forefront of designing new transportation and distribution solutions to support ever-changing fulfillment requirements. In today's competitive B2B and B2C markets, logistics is feeling the pressure of responding to changing... »


Driving Innovation, 3PLs Are Here for the Long Haul

Analyst Insight: Third-party logistics providers have traditionally been on the front line when it comes to developing pioneering technologies and services in the industry. Although some shippers are looking to manage their own transportation operations, partnering with a 3PL still offers many... »


Digital Transformation: See Your Supply Chain Better

Digital Transformation: See Your Supply Chain Better

Analyst Insight: Full supply-chain visibility has been a top three goal of supply-chain managers for more than a decade. The ability to see your inventory, customers' orders, and financial transactions, as they move through every node in the supply chain is paramount. This enables opportunities to... »


Strategic Sourcing in a New Economy

Strategic Sourcing in a New Economy

Analyst Insight: Procurement departments have spent the last 20 years perfecting procurement by automating procurement systems and standardizing highly competitive Request for Proposal processes. This works well when buying commodities and transactions, but falls short for organizations looking for... »


Three Steps to Creating a Low-Risk Supply Chain

Three Steps to Creating a Low-Risk Supply Chain

Analyst Insight: No one can predict potential future risks that a supply chain may face. However, you can prepare for these potential risks and disruptions. Understanding and preparing is crucial in creating a sustainable top-performing supply chain, with flexibility and awareness. - Sara... »


Procurement In The Pilot's Seat: A Look At The Strategic Relationships And Technologies Procurement Is Using To Manage Travel & Meetings Spend

In the recent past, proving the value of Travel and Meetings to key business stakeholders could be a challenge. As an area of expense with a reputation for being difficult to control, a lot of planning and communication went in to convincing management to make investments. Today, the value of... »


Supply Chain Resiliency in the Wake of Industry Disruption

Supply Chain Resiliency in the Wake of Industry Disruption

Analyst Insight: Industry disruptions - whether caused by economic strife, weather events, or labor disputes - seem to be becoming more common, and they are prompting many executives to rethink the design of their global supply chains. For years many companies have invested in solid-state supply... »


Creating Efficiencies to Drive E-Commerce Innovation Forward

Creating Efficiencies to Drive E-Commerce Innovation Forward

Analyst Insight: In the age of information, there is a tremendous opportunity for retail companies to distinguish themselves as consumer-centric by exceeding expectations for online product content. Many retailers and brands are stepping up their ability to provide the detailed, accurate digital... »


Four Trends to Accelerate Tax-Efficient Supply Chains

Four Trends to Accelerate Tax-Efficient Supply Chains

Analyst Insight: Supply-chain executives are under tremendous pressure to continually re-optimize their supply chains. While supply-chain economics must dictate where manufacturing and distribution assets should reside, tax changes and opportunities need to be looked at in parallel with the... »


Using Digital to Offset Amazon's Advantage

Using Digital to Offset Amazon's Advantage

Analyst Insight: The retail industry might be the most impacted by digital disruptions, on top of the obvious turmoil retailers' face due to the rapid growth of e-commerce. Retailers also face all of the disruptions in the transportation industry, as retail has always been about moving merchandise... »


Leverage Data to Encourage Supply Chain Flexibility and Efficiency

Leverage Data to Encourage Supply Chain Flexibility and Efficiency

Analyst Insight: As 2020 approaches, supply-chain improvement initiatives focused on meeting intense market demand while protecting profitability are crucial for companies. In response to this need, supply-chain analysts and consultants are finding innovative ways to leverage data and optimization... »


Procurement's Guide to Extending Supplier Payments Terms

Procurement's Guide to Extending Supplier Payments Terms

Analyst Insight: Successful supplier payment term extensions only happen when procurement receives the right training and ongoing support. Before companies implement an extension with suppliers, they must first understand the traits (and barriers) to success. Procurement should be viewed as a... »


Retail Supply Chains Need to Focus on Brands

Retail Supply Chains Need to Focus on Brands

Analyst Insight: Evolution is as much a part of businesses and industries as it was a part of Charles Darwin's observations in the Galapagos Islands. Retail in particular is undergoing fundamental changes that are having repercussions up and down the supply chain. How retailers approach these... »


The Power of Analytics in the Supply Chain

The Power of Analytics in the Supply Chain

Analyst Insight: Best-in-class organizations are tapping into the power of analytics to improve supply-chain performance and identify improvement opportunities. Organizations use analytics for scoring models for vendor performance, detailed demand forecasting, and safety stock recommendations,... »


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