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Supply Chain Management

By Rosemary Coates · December 14, 2017
As supply chain professionals we can certainly learn and take inspiration from da Vinci. Successful supply chain professionals are by nature, mostly analytical thinkers.
By Suzanne Greene · December 14, 2017
Transportation is the second biggest global emitter of greenhouse gases, yet the logistics sector is often left out of the climate conversation.
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.
By Michael Gravier · December 11, 2017
Uncertainty refers to risk of unreliable information or behavior. Information is vital in global supply chains, and not just for tracking shipments.
By Michael Gravier · December 11, 2017
Trade compliance has become a hot issue since the election, with economic nationalism rising across multiple global trading powers.
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 Christopher Mejia-Argueta · December 6, 2017
Millions of small, family-operated retailers known as nanostores are the main source of consumer packaged goods (CPG) for many consumers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
By Patrick Burnson · December 5, 2017
According to The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the inventory-to-sales ratio in the U.S. is “tracking sideways,” signaling that the period when companies look to restock inventories quickly—which often gives air cargo a boost—has ended.
By Venkat Sumantran, Charles Fine & David Gonsalvez · December 4, 2017
Changes in mobility are being driven by the challenges of congestion and long commutes caused by increased urbanization, societal shifts such as increased sharing, developments in vehicle technology, and an increased emphasis on reducing environmental pollution.
By Jeff Berman · December 4, 2017
The most recent edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business report, points to another growth month. This represents one in an ongoing series of 102 consecutive months, or 8.5 years.
By Kushal Nahat · December 1, 2017
CxOs plan their operations in order to meet the demand fluctuations. Flexible automation solutions increase the agility and elasticity of the logistics infrastructure to meet market fluctuations, cost effectively. These trends with shape the Supply Chain market in 2017
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 27, 2017
The “2017 Year-End Review of Import/Export Developments” conference staged by Baker McKenzie in Santa Clara, California this month generated some unexpected conclusions about supply chain resiliency and the future of global trade…most of it good.
By Mark Dohnalek · November 27, 2017
New ideas and concepts can come from anywhere – not just Board Rooms. And, while we’ve always known this, proof is in the success of online platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo where enterprising designers communicate ideas, collect funds and feedback to create new products or enhance current solutions.
By Patrick Burnson · November 21, 2017
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