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May-June 2013

May-June 2013

While supply chain planning based on end-user demand has been applied in the B2B arena for decades, it is only now becoming practical in retail channels. But as distribution resource planning tools and techniques emerge, trading partners can now coordinate their supply chain as if only one company were managing it—effectively connecting the consumer to the factory.
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May-June 2013

While supply chain planning based on end-user demand has been applied in the B2B arena for decades, it is only now becoming practical in retail channels. But as distribution resource planning tools and techniques emerge, trading partners can now coordinate their supply chain as if only one company were managing it—effectively connecting the consumer to the factory.

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Connecting the Consumer to the Factory
While supply chain planning based on end-user demand has been applied in the B2B arena for decades, it is only now becoming practical in retail channels. But as distribution resource planning tools and techniques emerge, trading partners can now coordinate their supply chain as if only one company were managing it—effectively connecting the consumer to the factory.

May-June 2013 Features

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Connecting the Consumer to the Factory
While supply chain planning based on end-user demand has been applied in the B2B arena for decades, it is only now...

18
The New Basics of Supply Chain Management
The skills needed to do the supply chain job keep evolving. That’s not to say that the fundamentals learned in the...

26
How to Find, Maintain, and Motivate Top Talent
For many supply chain executives, the temptation is to reach for new tools and technology to deliver the solutions they need. But...

32
A More Mission-Critical Role for Procurement
A new CPO report from Ardent Partners and Ernst & Young confirms that the procurement function is playing an increasingly important role in...

34
10 Trends for the Next 10 Years
What trends will affect the next generation of supply chains? That’s a question more and more SCM professionals are asking themselves....

40
Reverse Logistics: A New Core Competency
Companies and their supply chain managers can no longer afford to treat reverse logistics as an afterthought. There is just too much...

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