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Smart replenishment systems that continuously track inventories at the point-of-consumption (POC) are powerful technologies that can radically change supply chains.
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Enabling the global promise of fresh food requires a new framework IF YOU FREQUENT TRENDY RESTAURANTS or shop at your
By Christon Valdivieso CSCP, SSBBP · December 20, 2017
Saying no to an internal customer is often avoided in an attempt to choose your battles or play office politics. In reality, saying "No" is more advantageous when used as the beginning of a bigger discussion that allows businesses to engage on a deeper level and create innovative solutions. Saying “No” as a means to begin a conversation, rather than end it, helps companies grow in several key ways
By Chris Crane · December 14, 2017
Digital transformation: It’s the initiative on everyone’s lips, but what’s less clear is how to go about it effectively. The challenge is compounded when you’re working with processes that become almost intrinsic to your business operations through the years.
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By SCMR Staff · December 7, 2017
Fueled by e-commerce, the new state of retail is truly an omnichannel one, and companies will flourish or flounder based on how well their supply chain can meet customer expectations.
By Patrick Burnson · December 6, 2017
Growth is projected to rise over this year and next in emerging market and developing economies, supported by improved external factors—a benign global financial environment and a recovery in advanced economies.
By Patrick Burnson · December 6, 2017
Digital procurement does provide tools and data insights that make it easier for companies to mitigate risk, ensure compliance, and achieve greater visibility into spend across all layers of the supply chain.
By Kalpesh Swali · November 28, 2017
As organizations continue to invest in intelligent digital processes, Procurement stands at the center of a paradigm shift.
By Patrick Burnson · November 7, 2017
“The Future of Digital Procurement,” a new report released by Accenture, maintains that many supply chain managers are seeking to modernize this function, but may not have the tools to get started.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 2, 2017
Major automakers like Volvo, GM and Ford have announced plans to expand their fleets of electric vehicles, while distribution center operators like Amazon continue to install solar panels on their rooftops, even in coal country. The question is: Will commitments to sustainability and good corporate citizenship remain if regulations are rolled back?
By Moderated by: Harry Haney · November 2, 2017
Sustainability and the broader umbrella of corporate responsibility (CR) mean many things today. In some quarters, it’s a marketing message. In others, it’s a cost of doing business driven by a firm’s customers. In others still, they are embraced as a competitive advantage and a compass for business leadership.
By James T. Prokopanko and Kingshuk K. Sinha · November 2, 2017
Sustainability is often seen as a cost of doing business. At The Mosaic Company, a former CEO relied on sustainability to turn a struggling organization into a leader.
By Joseph Ludorf · November 2, 2017
After it transformed forecasting, pharmaceutical supplier Cipla Medpro South cut inventory levels 25% and stock-outs to less than 1%. But it almost didn’t happen. The initial challenge was gathering up the courage to change.

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