The Green Design Center provides a wide range of building materials and products for interior finishes that are free of toxins and safe for people with chemical sensitivities and allergies. Founder and president Andrew Pace discusses the growing demand for the company's products and how the supply chain has evolved to meet those needs.
As a major distributor of food supplies to restaurants, Quality Custom Distribution must monitor and document warehouse and in-transit temperatures for products ranging across four different temperature zones. A custom designed fleet and tailored solutions ensure supply chain integrity for every customer.
DIRECTV’s service depends on equipment imported from Asia and forward-positioned in 250 locations to support home installations. Having long used Microsoft Excel to forecast demand, the company had a rocky journey to an automated forecasting system from SAP. Randy Sullivan discusses lessons learned and ultimate benefits.
Andrea Atwell, vice president of L'Oreal, is passionate about the value that a successful demand planning team can bring to an organization. She talks about recruitment, retention and the impact demand planners have on an organization.
Having a visual map that overlays a company's key facilities, suppliers and lanes with actual or potential risks helps enable faster reaction to supply chain disruptions, says Chris Kushmaul, director of supply chain solutions at IDV Solutions.
The Amazon effect is raising consumer expectations for delivery services - expectations that logistics providers are struggling to meet without degrading margins, says Robert Lieb, supply chain management professor at Northeastern University. Lieb discusses this and other trends revealed in the annual survey of global 3PL CEOs.
Retailers are moving away from liquidating outdated inventory for a set price of pennies on the dollar, says Jeremy Witte, COO of Genco Marketplace. Instead they are looking to partners to maximize liquidation returns through a network of secondary merchants.