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When Companies Donate Excess Inventory, Everyone Wins When Companies Donate Excess Inventory, Everyone Wins
What to do with unprofitable stock remains a challenge for distributors. They don't want to just give it away - or do they? Well, compared to the alternatives, donating stock... »

The Making of a 'Personalized' Online Wine Merchant The Making of a 'Personalized' Online Wine Merchant
Club W, now known as Winc, was launched to provide online consumers with a curated source of fine wines on a subscription basis. But rapid growth was challenging the... »

Controlling Carrier Spend: Blount Takes Chainsaw to Its Logistics Costs Controlling Carrier Spend: Blount Takes Chainsaw to Its Logistics Costs
Blount International, a maker of farm, forestry and gardening equipment, needed to get a handle on its global logistics spend. A performance-management tool from Trax... »

Videos
B2B Commerce on Cloud B2B Commerce on Cloud
See how you can bring the best of B2C to your B2B eCommerce site in less than 90 days. Please CLICK HERE to view the video.

Intel's Journey to Matching Supply With Demand
Intel, facing the need to adapt more quickly to changing customer demand and shrinking product lifecycles, embraces new technology to achieve multi-echelon inventory... »

Groupe Dynamite: A Global Player in the World of 'Fast Fashion'
As a seller of apparel around the world, Groupe Dynamite must adapt to multiple seasons, cultural traditions and consumer taste. Isabelle Rousseau, director of allocation,... »

Editors' Blog
Walmart Shrinks Delivery Window; Turns Up Pressure on Suppliers
The requirements for being a supplier of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. just keep getting tougher.

The Painful Lessons of the Hanjin Bankruptcy
Having weathered numerous downturns in the past, major container lines might have thought they were immune from the laws of supply and demand. Now they know better.

How Amazon's Prime Day Creates New Challenges for Traditional Retailers
First there was Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. And now, Amazon.com's Prime Day. Why do retailers invite peak-demand headaches?

Webinars
Manage What Matters: The Pareto Principle, ABC Analysis and How to Manage by Exception Manage What Matters: The Pareto Principle, ABC Analysis and How to Manage by Exception
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR The Pareto Principle—or the Law of the Vital Few—is also commonly referred to as “The 80-20 rule.” For many businesses, 80% of their sales can be... »

Sales & Operations Planning: Managing the Complexity of a Food Production Supply Chain Sales & Operations Planning: Managing the Complexity of a Food Production Supply Chain
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR The food production industry continues to be pressured by retailers, consumer choice and costs. Your trade budget must be spent even more wisely than... »

  Podcasts
Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipments to Canada Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipments to Canada
The boom in e-commerce is a global phenomenon, but each country has its own unique requirements for ensuring the smooth flow of shipments to the buyer.

How Pratt & Whitney Is Doubling Jet Engine Production in Five Years How Pratt & Whitney Is Doubling Jet Engine Production in Five Years
The aerospace giant Pratt & Whitney plans to double production of a new and innovative jet engine by 2020. Proper supply-chain management will play a huge role in the success... »

ISM Reports: The Impact of Brexit on Trade and Distribution ISM Reports: The Impact of Brexit on Trade and Distribution
The long-term impact of Brexit on European supply chains is yet to be determined, but some early results are in.

News
FreightorGator Offers 'Dynamic' Pricing to Customers
FreightorGator, an online exchange for less-than-truckload (LTL) freight, is now delivering "dynamic" pricing to its customers.

Aptos Debuts New Analytic Apps for Retail
Aptos Inc., a provider of software to the retail industry, has introduced a pair of analytic applications.

Webinar Sept. 21 on Pareto Principle, ABC Analysis and How to Manage by Exception Webinar Sept. 21 on Pareto Principle, ABC Analysis and How to Manage by Exception
The Pareto Principle - or the Law of the Vital Few - is also commonly referred to as "The 80-20 rule." For many businesses, 80 percent of their sales can be attributed to 20... »

White Papers
A Customer Case Study: Pro-Flex Switching from Epicor to NetSuite
Manufacturers and distributors today face significant challenges with changing market conditions, increased competition and rapidly evolving customer expectations. Companies... »

Leveraging Lean Six Sigma Tools in LMS Implementations
Implementing a Labor Management System (LMS) is an important step toward improving labor productivity and reducing costs. However, leveraging Lean Six Sigma tools during an... »

CPQ: 5 Steps to the Perfect Quote
Find out how IBM Configure Price Quote can help make sales of the most complicated configurable products easy. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper.

Supplier Case Studies
Sporting Goods Leader Strives for a Best-in-Class Supply Chain
Challenge: Double-digit annual growth, a growing number of SKUs to plan for, and demands for excellent customer service led to the search for improvements in the area of... »

Inventory Optimization Drives SIOP Success
Challenge: A leading fixture and faucet manufacturer set out to improve service levels and increase product availability, without increasing its inventory investment. The... »

Distributor Achieves 50 Inventory Turns with Anseris Consulting
Challenge: A large Midwest C-store distributor was tasked with utilizing an outdated system to manage their inventory and short shelf products resulting in low user... »

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