Strategy

Buyer Beware? Household Goods Comprise Majority of Product Recalls

Monday, November 30, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS recently released the findings of its Q3 2015 Stericycle Recall Index, which found that household goods account for a significant majority of all product recalls in the U.S. since 2010.

PwC Research Reveals “Customer Value” Void in Supply Chains

Monday, November 9, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
Changes in customer behavior are set to disrupt businesses in all industries over the next five years. Yet, most company operations are not designed to deliver what customers value – now or three years from now.

JDA and Other Analysts Suggest Omni-Channel’s “Last Mile” Needs Work

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 · SCMR Staff
Current e-commerce activity remains viable, but it remains in its early stages of last-mile supply chain management.

FedEx Freight is Upbeat

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 · SCMR Staff
As was the case from a company perspective, fiscal fourth quarter output for less-than-truckload market leader FedEx Freight was strong, the company reported in its earnings announcement late last week.

Five Useful Guidelines for Successful Negotiating

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
Thanks to an increasingly complex global marketplace, today’s Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officers employ as broad an array of skills as ever before.

Three Steps to Integrating Continuous Improvement Into Your Procurement Organization’s DNA

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 · Paul Mandell
Large companies across the globe are under constant pressure to operate with greater efficiency and productivity, and this pressure is particularly palpable within large procurement operations.

Supply Chain Challenge: Internet Sales Profitable But May Alienate Existing Customers

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
Selling directly to customers via the Internet can seem like a dream come true — you reach larger markets at higher margins with no middlemen. But according to Grant Thornton's Strategic Source and Sell: Channel diversity survey, the dream can easily turn into a…

Oracle In-Memory Cost Management Launched

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
In the current global manufacturing environment, process manufacturers face a multitude of challenges due to regulatory compliance, stringent quality processes, and increasing manufacturing costs, note Oracle supply chain specialists.

Key to Operational Excellence

Friday, July 26, 2013 · Timothy Raven
Many high product variety manufacturing companies have come to understand, “operational excellence is an on-going process in which companies strive to produce better results. It has an inherent collaborative nature and typically includes participation from all parts of the…

Optimization of Supply Chain Software Solutions is Questioned

Monday, May 13, 2013 · SCMR Staff
JDA eight emphasizes the notion of convergence of software applications

World-Renowned Expert in Theory of Constraints to Speak at UT June 24

Friday, April 19, 2013 · SCMR Staff
An internationally recognized expert on how businesses can resolve complex management dilemmas and increase profitability by removing organizational constraints will speak at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Monday, June 24.

Port of Miami Earns Engineering Recognition

Thursday, March 14, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
Given its location in the heart of the Caribbean Basin, it is small wonder that the Port of Miami should be looking forward to the Panama Canal expansion in 2014.

Endicia Praises USPS for its E-Commerce Initiative

Thursday, February 7, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
Shippers concerned that they will have fewer express transport options once the United States Postal Service ceases Saturday deliveries have nothing to fear, said Amine Khechfe, Endicia co-founder and general manager.

UPS announces planned acquisition of TNT Express is officially withdrawn

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 · Jeff Berman
Lack of clearance from European Commission halts UPS' plans for significant European expansion.

More Evidence of E-Commerce Impact on Supply Chain

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 · Jeff Berman
UPS and FedEx are predicting a hectic holiday season paced by heavy volumes
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