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.
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.
GE, which has a long-term strategic partnership to explore cooperation in the areas of industrial internet, healthcare and advanced manufacturing with Qingdao Haier Co., has agreed to sell its Appliances business to the Chinese company for $5.4bn.
Innovation of the Year: Disruptive technology products must get to market faster than ever, and a product innovation center at Flextronics reconfigures the supply chain to do just that.
Runner-up: Sears Holdings Corp.
Finalists: Intel, Fast Logistics, Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council
Getting your finished goods to customers damage-free is key, but it never hurts the bottom line to do that cost effectively and in an environmentally friendly manner. Intel accomplished all of that by changing how it packaged its products.
Wearable technology is not only creating new business opportunities, it's disrupting the way supply chains work. To design, make and get customers' products to market quicker, Flextronics designed an innovation hub that met all of their supply chain requirements.