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Things You Need to Know About the Internet of Things Supply Chain
Imagine a world where physical objects exchange knowledge and cooperate together like teammates to achieve unparalleled business efficiency. From textile looms to shipping... »

Assurance of Supply: Steps to Enable a Reliable Supply Chain
One of the greatest supply chain challenges that companies face is to reliably and profitably meet global demand. Outsourced manufacturing, lengthy global supply chains, a... »

Tips to Create a Common Foundation for the Agile Supply Chain
Today’s supply chains are anything but simple. Made up of hundreds of partners spanning continents and oceans, they contain a bewildering number of moving parts. Disruptions... »

Keys to Managing All Domestic and International Transport Together
A global view of transportation unites international and domestic TMS to enable cross-silo planning optimization, execution and visibility. This opens the door to cost... »

Why End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility Depends on Mobile Execution
End-to-end, real-time supply chain visibility is key to fulfilling customer demands that are now rooted in immediacy. Yet that visibility isn’t possible without mobile... »

Why End-to-End Visibility Is a Supply Chain Imperative (And How to Get It)
Today’s supply chains are under increasing amounts of pressure, including changing customer expectations, higher production levels and stringent compliance regulations. The... »

SKU Profiling: Get Better DC Stocking, Picking, Labor Costs
Growth today is dynamic across wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels. Orders generally are much smaller and more frequent. Companies that succeed commit to spending on... »

Five Signs You Need a New and Better B2B Integration Solution
There's no good reason to limit the benefits of cloud-based integration to just your B2B operations. Not when you have the opportunity to integrate your entire enterprise... »

  Industries/General
Solutions for Changing A&D Supply Chains
The aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is facing a moment of truth. New aircraft orders are reaching record levels, in anticipation of a doubling of commercial air... »

Four Reasons Why Material Handling Automation is a Good Investment for Your Operation
If you currently have a mostly manual distribution operation, you may think that material handling automation is something you couldn’t do—or more accurately, something you... »

3 Tell-tale Signs You Should Modernize Your Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS)
A growing number of companies having aging automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) that have managed to avoid major breakdowns through a combination of maintenance... »

The Waveless Warehouse: Why Wave Picking Might Not Be the Best for Your Distribution Center
Within warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) one buzzword that has been around for a few years is “waveless” picking. While waveless operations have been adopted by a few... »

Framing the Problem Statement: Investments in the Extended Supply Chain Should Not Be Made Blindly
How do I realize more value from investing in the extended supply chain? is a common question which Jim Matthews, with 25 years of experience in management, demand, and... »

Radisys Integrates Supply and Demand into a Single Plan of Record
Radisys partnered with Steelwedge to manage everything from outsourced manufacturing and global volatility to mergers and acquisitions  - and to ensure S&OP... »

Intro to Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP): Discover the 7 Critical Factors for Driving Collaboration and Organizational Alignment
Many companies with a sales and operations planning (S&OP) process in place still spend significant time spinning their wheels. S&OP is designed to create... »

Microsemi Reduces Inventory by Millions Through Improved Forecasting
Challenged by an innaccurate forecasting process and a reporting system that lacked the necessary granularity, speed and consistency, Microsemi found itself with $76 million... »

  Logistics/Trans.
Understanding the Harmonized System of Tariffs
The Canadian government estimates as many as 30 percent of shipments arriving at its border have been assigned an incorrect tariff classification code. In the United States,... »

Keeping Business Moving Amidst the Driver Shortage
The driver shortage in the trucking industry isn't a trend; it's the new normal. Nearly 80 percent of consumer goods in North America are delivered by trucks, but the... »

Track/Trace Solutions for the Logistics Supply Chain
Consumer satisfaction with the quality of your products is clearly important, but the service you provide before and after the sale is equally important to any business, but... »

The Power of We: Creating a Shared Infrastructure for Product Distribution
Do you want to achieve breakthrough results for your organization? Then begin to view warehouse and freight capacity as more of a shared infrastructure used by multiple... »

Best Practices: Leveraging Technology in Transportation
Powerful TMS applications give shippers the ability to manage orders, optimize loads, select the best carriers, settle payment and manage claims, and much more. This... »

New Supply Chain Solutions Needed?
A continuing capacity shortage, rising freight rates, and stricter government regulations exacerbate transportation challenges faced by shippers. Outsourcing transportation... »

Packaging and the Streamlined Supply Chain
Product packaging has always been the realm of marketing departments. But purely design-driven packaging decisions often inflate costs further downstream in the supply... »

CytoSport Muscles Up ROI
CytoSport™, the premier manufacturer of sports-oriented nutritional supplements for athletes and active-lifestyle individuals, was founded in 1998 by the father-and-son team... »

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