In this ebook, Dave Nelson, principal at value chain optimization firm River Rock Advisors discusses the use of customer relationship management (CRM) processes and tools to pilot a precision-based, in-depth use of data to forecast demand while giving leaders greater insight into their customer base.
No matter how well your team has done its supply chain planning, it seems like exceptions keep arising and you’re constantly in fire-fighting mode. In the case of supply chain, the issue isn’t so much about operations, it’s about the ability to collaborate quickly and effectively when an exception deviates from the established plan. This is why forward-thinking organizations are creating Centers of Excellence for their supply chain.
The Saddle Creek team in Fort Worth, Texas, partnered with doTERRA to design a highly mechanized fulfillment solution — complete with a robust warehouse management system and state-of-the-art material handling equipment, including automated pick modules, pick-to-light, powered conveyor, parcel sortation and pick bin management.
Increasing disruption has created complexities for supply chains and has made an impact on the transportation industry. To achieve success, supply chains need a “perfectly integrated” transportation network that’s designed to meet consumer expectations in a world where e-commerce, omni-channel, and evolving regulations are all changing the supply chain landscape.
E-commerce companies are seeing bigger than ever sales and demand for fast, cheap and accurate orders. To help them manage this, retailers are increasingly turning to 3PLs and other intermediaries to join their omnichannel fulfillment strategies.