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Implementation Challenges: Another Ten Steps
WMS implementations are difficult and often conclude with less than the optimistic expectations with which they started. In the author's history of more than 30 years and... »

Modernizing EDI: Best Practices for Project Planning and Migration
Businesses that invest in modern EDI capabilities are more agile, more scalable and efficient, and easier to do business with. Realizing the full benefit of Modern EDI... »

Using Spend Analysis Data to Build Your Sourcing Roadmap
For many organizations undertaking a strategic procurement initiative, it’s not uncommon for procurement professionals to feel like they have “bad data.” Unless your... »

Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Supply Chain?
47% of 860 supply chain professionals stated they rely on spreadsheets for their demand planning. Spreadsheet use pervades every aspect of corporate life; and, while it’s... »

Removing Barriers to Inventory Optimization
Companies that embrace multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) achieve, on average, a 28% increase in inventory turns. This paper presents a simple, three-step approach... »

Big Data in the Supply Chain
Prior to investing resources into “big data” systems, software and people, firms must understand that data aggregation alone is insufficient. Without a well-thought-out... »

Extending the Life and Productivity of Your Distribution Center
Can you improve your existing facilities without a complete overhaul? With the right strategy, you can. In this free white paper from FORTE, you'll find out: •... »

Four Best Practices to Improve Quality in the Supply Chain
Markets and manufacturing practices have evolved and companies now work with an increasing number of global manufacturing and supply partners. As companies have pursued this... »

The Power of Insight - Improve Statistical Forecasting for Greater Supply Chain Efficiencies
Historical data can tell you what happened, but to make accurate demand forecasts, you need to know more. With the correct models applied to suit the business and its... »

Retail's Therapy: Top to Bottom Process Integration for Sustainable Profits
With rapid and unpredictable changes in consumer preferences, retailers have their work cut out. Compounding the challenge is growing overseas competition, increasing... »

comScore Study: What's Driving the Automotive Parts Online Shopper
Growth in automotive parts and accessories e-commerce is changing the competitive landscape. In fact, e-commerce is poised to become one of the most important channels in the... »

Optimizing Your Sourcing and Procurement: Five Simple Rules
According to Gartner, North American companies spent $1.4 billion on sourcing and procurement applications in 2013. For their investment, companies are seeking two... »

Why Annual Planning Should be a Significant Non-Event; Tapping the power of Integrated Business Planning
Companies wedded to traditional annual planning and budgeting processes face significant risk of “losing” in the increasingly dynamic global marketplace. This white... »

Direct Materials & Commodity Sourcing Strategies - Improving Results with Advanced Sourcing
Accounting for up to 80% of the cost of finished goods, direct materials that make up the final product sold are often commodity items - but significant effort is spent... »

Capture More Spend Under Management - Attack the Gaps in Your Sourcing Toolkit with an Advanced Sourcing Solution
Is your current eSourcing suite failing to support your sourcing needs? In this white paper you will learn:   •   Why do most companies reach a plateau... »

Should I Care About S&OP? The Road to Sales & Operations Planning ROI
Are you stuck in your Sales & Operations Planning progression? Have you not started the Integrated Business Planning Journey?  Do you need to build and sell to... »

Bridging the Gap: The Role of Retail 3PLs in the Journey to "Shopping Redefined"
Today's digital consumers are redefining shopping to fit their lifestyles. They want to shop whenever, wherever and however they choose with fast deliveries and no-hassle... »

Big Ships, Big Challenges: The Impact of Mega Container Vessels on U.S. Port Authorities
The average size of container vessels calling at U.S. ports has grown considerably over the past five years, and the trend is expected to continue. As U.S. ports prepare to... »

Understanding the U.S./Canada Customs Clearance Process
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cites “missing or incomplete paperwork” as the top reason goods are either delayed at the border, or denied entry altogether. ... »

The Value of Managing Global Transportation from a Single Platform
Intent on gaining visibility, saving money, and operating as lean as possible, today’s global shippers are increasingly turning to global transportation management systems... »

Instituting a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management
Today’s global shippers and 3PLs are operating in dynamic business environments and under constant pressure to control costs and identify efficiencies. Many of these... »

Inbound Routing Guide Compliance
This leading cosmetics manufacturer permitted its vendors to execute routing and carrier selection for inbound shipments. Although they provided detailed routing guides, the... »

Spot Bidding for Multi-Modal Inbound Logistics
See how this leading protein producer shaved 20% from spot market spend while also improving lead times, reducing time-to-cover loads and promoting healthier carrier... »

Breaking the Logjam: How a Public-Private Partnership Aims to End Long Truck Queues at Marine Terminal Gates
A public-private partnership at the high-volume ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is engaged in real-world testing of innovative technologies and processes aimed at... »

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