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There is still work to do to achieve supply chain stability

The stability of the supply chain has improved greatly in the past year, despite ongoing challenges and geopolitical tensions.

Blooming success: The vital role of S&OE in nurturing global supply chains

Sales and operations execution planning plays a pivotal role in connecting strategic planning and day-to-day execution to ensure supply chains flourish.

How one small part held up shipments of thousands of autos

The recent case of thousands of autos being denied entry to the U.S. over concerns of forced labor used by a sub-assembly supplier illustrates the need to improve scrutiny of the supply chain.

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There is still work to do to achieve supply chain stability

Friday, April 12, 2024 · 24/7 Staff
The stability of the supply chain has improved greatly in the past year, despite ongoing challenges and geopolitical tensions.

Blooming success: The vital role of S&OE in nurturing global supply chains

Thursday, April 11, 2024 · Stephen Dombroski
Sales and operations execution planning plays a pivotal role in connecting strategic planning and day-to-day execution to ensure supply chains flourish.

How one small part held up shipments of thousands of autos

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 · Rosemary Coates
The recent case of thousands of autos being denied entry to the U.S. over concerns of forced labor used by a sub-assembly supplier illustrates the need to improve scrutiny of the supply chain.

Shining light on procurement’s dark purchases problem

Friday, April 5, 2024 · Brian Straight
Many companies do not have processes in place to control procurement spending, leading to millions in wasted dollars from untracked dark purchases.

40% of procurement leaders ignoring sustainability, study reveals

Thursday, April 4, 2024 · Brian Straight
Many procurement professionals are ignoring sustainability initiatives as they battle pressure to control spend.

ISM reports that services sector sees continued growth in March

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The Services PMI, at 51.5 (a reading of 50 or higher signals growth), fell 1.2% in March, while growing, at a slower rate, for the 15th consecutive month.

Predicting stockouts: Enhancing FMCG resilience through data-driven insights

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 · Madeleine Lee and Kamran Iqbal Siddiqui
Cutting-edge data analysis and predictive modeling techniques are revolutionizing the FMCG industry, helping companies prevent stockouts, improve case fill rates (CFRs), and boost resilience in a volatile market.

ISM reports manufacturing sees growth in March, snaps 16-month stretch of contraction

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The report’s benchmark metric, the PMI came in at 50.3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), topping March’s 47.8, and contracting after 16 months of declines. ISM added that the overall economy grew, at a faster rate, in March, for the 47th consecutive month. The…

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Mastery

Thursday, March 28, 2024 · SCMR Staff
In this Special Digital Edition of Supply Chain Management Review, you will find insights on the importance of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to an organization's bottom line.

A New Priority Greets Procurement Professionals in 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024 · Brian Straight
Cost reduction supplants supply continuity as the top issue facing procurement professionals in The Hackett Group's annual Key Issues survey.

Maximizing the Bottom Line: The Power of Procurement

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 · Michal Cukier
Procurement activities can have a positive impact on a business' bottom line, leading to more profit without the need to expand spending.

A Hoarding Explanation for the Post-COVID Inflation for Goods

Thursday, March 14, 2024 · Jason Miller and Yemisi Bolumole
Inflation continues to impact the U.S. economy, but could a fear of supply shortages have caused a hoarding of materials and contributed to inflation’s rise?

Crisis Management 101: A Supply Chain Primer

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 · Brian Straight
Many supply chains have developed plans to navigate through disruptions, but fewer have detailed crisis management plans to implement should the unthinkable happen.

ISM reports another month of services sector growth in February

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The Services PMI, at 52.6 (a reading of 50 or higher signals growth), fell 0.8% in February, while growing, at a slower rate, for the 14th consecutive month. This marks growth in 44 of the last 45 months, with December 2022 being the one month with a decline over that period.
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A New Model for Retailer-Supplier Collaboration

Monday, March 4, 2024 · Mike Doherty
Leveraging a profound truth and the power of silence to improve collaboration and supply chain performance.
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