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Changing Lanes: Keeping Pace with Converging Pressures on Procurement Organizations

Changing Lanes: Keeping Pace with Converging Pressures on Procurement Organizations

There are ever increasing converging pressures and challenges that corporations face to address transparency of their products and supply chains for all regulated functions. As this convergence takes hold between compliance and procurement organizations, and the increase in regulations governs how...[more]


Rise of the Smart Machines

Rise of the Smart Machines

How concurrent planning and AI can help you win big in supply chain planning[more]


The Digital Supply Network: New Era of Supply Chain Visibility and Tracking

The Digital Supply Network: New Era of Supply Chain Visibility and Tracking

Discover how supply chains are using location technology to gain visibility and tracking capability.[more]


NPI Sourcing in the Data Age

NPI Sourcing in the Data Age

Launching a new product is a complex project that involves extensive collaborations across an organization. Today, higher levels of global competition make it critical for businesses to get to market faster than ever before.  Literature on making and marketing new products have extensively...[more]


Five Simple Questions: How to get the best from your S&OP or IBP Business process

Five Simple Questions: How to get the best from your S&OP or IBP Business process

Oliver Wight has developed a series of five questions - simple 'must-haves', which can be applied to any organization and which can be used in each of the five IBP review meetings to ensure they address the key issues facing the business in a standardized way, validate the plans and make required...[more]


My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick

My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick

You didn't see that bow wave coming, did you! Grab the snorkel and download supply planning veteran David Goddard’s latest white paper, My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick. Avoid the pitfalls of short-term planning and scheduling. Whether you are in the lunch room or the board room, this paper can...[more]


Focus on Africa: The Dark Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing

Focus on Africa: The Dark Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing

In recent years, the apparel and footwear industry has shifted its sourcing away from China to other emerging markets due to increased labor, transportation, tariffs, and other supply chain costs. Africa has emerged as a particularly attractive manufacturing option because of the preferential...[more]


Supply Chain and Sustainability Survey Results

Supply Chain and Sustainability Survey Results

Our Supply Chain and Sustainability Survey sponsored by Avetta® was launched in mid-April 2017, and by the time the survey closed about one month later, 379 environmental, health, and safety professionals had shared their insights into how their companies are managing the safety risks that...[more]


Annual Global Supply Chain Intelligence Report

Annual Global Supply Chain Intelligence Report

BSI's Annual Global Supply Chain Intelligence Report provides an in-depth overview of the top security, corporate social responsibility, and business continuity risks, threats, and trends from 2016 as well as an outlook on emerging supply chain risks in 2017. This report provides data and analysis...[more]


A New Metric for Measuring Supply Chain Resiliency

A New Metric for Measuring Supply Chain Resiliency

An Introduction to Resilinc R Score and its Application to the High-Tech Industry Supply Chain[more]


Unlocking Successful Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

Unlocking Successful Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are on the rise, and buyers knowing how to get long delayed payment terms from these markets will help to open up new avenues for global brands to boost cash flow and working capital, while reducing COGS and taking on the advantage of better supplier relationships. This guide...[more]


Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

Demand is a fickle thing. In today's highly unpredictable manufacturing environment we're seeing huge shifts in demand in global markets and massive disruptions caused by new technological developments, currency fluctuations and political issues. And with manufacturers increasingly offshoring...[more]


Supply Chain Takeaways From the Financial Crisis

Supply Chain Takeaways From the Financial Crisis

No business was immune to the effects of the Financial Crisis, but those in the manufacturing sector were arguably hit the hardest as demand plummeted at alarming rates. Fast forward to today and we still live in a climate of intense uncertainty, where one thing is clear - the traditional supply...[more]


Hitting the Mark: Supply Chain Resilience

Hitting the Mark: Supply Chain Resilience

In today's globalized economy, companies are gaining competitive advantage by developing business relationships into more complex supply chains. While these relationships can produce gains in productivity and profitability, they often come at the price of taking on additional risk exposure. When...[more]


Enhancing Supply Chain Performance through Outsourcing

Enhancing Supply Chain Performance through Outsourcing

This white paper highlights how leading companies are experiencing significant cost benefits and increased efficiencies by outsourcing to third-party logistics providers (3PLs). Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper.[more]


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