Filed in Supply_Chain
Friday, July 22, 2011
A new report produced by Terra Technology identifies forecasting trends based on activity from one third of the North American Consumer Packaged Goods market.
This week's guest blogger is my colleague James Baehr, a Senior Advisor at Greybeard Advisors LLC, and a contributing author of the new book “Next Level Supply Management Excellence.”
Thursday, July 21, 2011
CombineNet, Inc., has introduced its Sourcing Health Check, a free diagnostic program designed to identify additional savings and value creation opportunities in supplier sourcing activities.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The prime objective for all supply chains is to provide clients with what they want, when they want it. Inventory management plays a central role in every supply chain’s need to satisfy its clients.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Minimizing inventory investment and carrying costs while maintaining high service levels can be a tough balancing act. But best-practice companies have shown that it can be done - profitably.
Inventory optimization—the process of scientifically determining the right inventory levels across the supply chain—has never been easy. But advanced tools now available are enabling companies to do the job faster, more accurately, and with greater business impact. In fact, industry leaders are finding that IO can drive greater profitability through lower inventories, better fill rates, and ultimately a more satisfied customer.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Rising labor costs in China have forced apparel retailers to consider relocating at least some of their production to countries with a lower wage structure, and Vietnam has proved to be one of the top choices.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
A recent trip with the family to our favorite Chinese restaurant yielded this timely “fortune cookie message” on the same theme – Many a False Step is Made by Standing Still.
Friday, July 15, 2011
While ocean logistics in Vietnam has been improving significantly, companies that import large volumes using air freight face more challenges.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
While some multinationals are reluctant to relocate production to Vietnam, management’s active involvement and constant drive for quality improvement is the key to successful offshore sourcing there.