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Why Retailers Need to Take a More Holistic Approach to Improving Supply Chain Efficiency

Why Retailers Need to Take a More Holistic Approach to Improving Supply Chain Efficiency

Supply chain managers’ traditional focus on increasing efficiency by reducing costs, for example on transactional line items such as freight rates, is no longer delivering significant benefits. However, an innovative transportation management partner can deliver ground-breaking ways to increase...[more]


Modern Control Towers: Choosing the Right One for Your Digital Supply Chain

Modern Control Towers: Choosing the Right One for Your Digital Supply Chain

The rise of digitization over the last few decades has led to specialization and the proliferation of technology. The typical journey for a product to reach a customer involves multiple parties, and a multitude of separate systems. Today, outsourcing part, or sometimes even all, of that journey is...[more]


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]


2017 Supply Chain Network Design Industry Report

2017 Supply Chain Network Design Industry Report

What are Companies Looking for in Network Design Technologies?[more]


VDM - Solving Complex Metal Supply Chain Problems with OMP Plus

VDM - Solving Complex Metal Supply Chain Problems with OMP Plus

VDM Metals is a global producer of high-performance alloys, including nickel, cobalt, and zirconium alloys. Processes are extremely complex, involving numerous specific production stages, deploying more than 100 different alloys and producing relatively small, highly specific batches. The fact that...[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]


eBook: Turning Home Delivery into a Competitive Advantage

eBook: Turning Home Delivery into a Competitive Advantage

Home delivery has become the new “battle ground” for competitive advantage. Not only is it a key driver of customer experience, but often a profit generator and brand differentiator. Descartes’ latest Home Delivery Benchmark Study delves into the strategies and tactics used by industry leaders,...[more]


Why Freight Visibility is Important

Why Freight Visibility is Important

Just how important is freight visibility to you and your business? We recently published a white paper explaining the extreme importance of 100% freight visibility and the competitive advantages it provides to those who have it. What You'll Learn: •  The potential consequences of late loads...[more]


Supply Chain Analysis -- Sourcing Optimization Driving Supply Chain Decision Making

Supply Chain Analysis -- Sourcing Optimization Driving Supply Chain Decision Making

Sourcing optimization projects rely on collaboration across the organization and between external stakeholders. Optimization analyses not only determine optimal decisions based on cost, but also quantify and evaluate strategic business objectives. Utilizing an analytical and comprehensive approach...[more]


Transportation Management Benchmark Survey

Transportation Management Benchmark Survey

What are the market conditions and key elements that make for transportation management success? The objective of this Descartes benchmark study was not only to identify the key trends impacting shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs), but to examine their practices and compare their...[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]


Enterprise Labeling for Dummies

Enterprise Labeling for Dummies

This book is the definitive source on Enterprise Labeling for Dummies! It offers an easy-to-understand explanation of Enterprise Labeling and how it can help a company streamline their supply chain processes through better labeling. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:•    Learn how to automate and...[more]


Moving Beyond Compliance to Create an Efficient Supplier Network

Moving Beyond Compliance to Create an Efficient Supplier Network

Ever wonder how larger retailers like Walmart or Costco became so profitable? The secret lies within their supplier network and the efficiencies they are able to generate through effective communication. Cost cutting, and profit-generating processes can be identified all throughout your business –...[more]


BRF Feeds B2B Collaboration

BRF Feeds B2B Collaboration

Recognized internationally as an innovative company, BRF strives for efficient, sustainable operations. To support its supply chain network across multiple countries and languages, the corporation turned to OpenText B2B Managed Services. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper.[more]


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