The consumer products sector, like every segment of the economy, is facing volatility on a scale and level of complexity never seen before, particularly in the area of inventory management. Economic volatility and demand variability present challenges that old models for managing the CP supply chain are not equipped to handle. Fortunately, a new breed of inventory optimization technology is helping CP companies tackle these challenges and improve supply chain efficiency.
The global financial crisis has affected virtually every company, regardless of industry, product or market. Symptoms of economic volatility, such as...
Supply Chain Council Publishes Version 11 of SCOR Model
The Supply Chain Council has published version 11 of its Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model.
The latest set of process standards are available online to all member organizations of SCC, a global not-for-profit organization serving supply-chain professionals and educators. The group said it would incorporate...
VIDEO: Embracing Supply Chain Innovation
Because the supply chain has a material effect on the enterprise, there needs to be complete, real-time and totally visible information across all silos and partners to empower decision making, says Steven Lavoie, chairman and CEO of ArrowStream.
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APL, APL Logistics Announce New Services and Partnerships
APL Logistics has launched a streamlined mobile version of SeeChange, its Web-based shipment tracking tool.
Dubbed SeeChange Lite, it can be used on Apple, Android and BlackBerry mobile and handheld devices. SeeChange Lite is a free, downloadable application available from the Apple App Store, Google Play and App World. Customers can use the tool to...
E2open Issues Update of Cloud Connectivity Model for Business Network
E2open, a vendor of software for managing global trading networks, has made available the latest version of E2 Cloud Connectivity, the underlying technology layer of the E2open Business Network.
The tool enables the mapping of transactions and data between trading partners. The update features new...
CASE STUDY: End-to-End Solution Cuts Costs, Adds Global Supply Chain Efficiencies
Challenge: A leading manufacturer of cell phone accessories was in a crisis. Issues with an overseas partner completely shut down their supply chain. They needed a provider to quickly step in and get shipments moving.
Solution: MIQ Logistics leveraged our global network, facilities and in-country expertise resulting in...
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