The main goal for a distributor is to make sure that their customers have the products they need, when they need them, at reasonable prices.  So, how do you satisfy your customer’s needs, while making sure you have a strong Read more

 

Just like the constant evolution in technology, the world of logistics is also evolving.  How people connect with businesses and shop for products and services is changing, creating changes in the supply chain and logistics.  At the forefront is DHL, Read more

 

With offices on both coasts and distribution facilities scattered throughout the country, how does a leading distributor keep tabs on inventory?  The secret is in the technology.  Managing volumes of inventory, in real-time, with numerous distribution facilities can be a … Read more

 

Like the weather reports, it’s literally impossible to get inventory forecasts to 100% accuracy, but you should work to get as close as possible.  Overstocking the warehouse or dealing with stock-outs can be very expensive mistakes.  The trick is to … Read more

 

Recent changes in the overseas markets are raising the prices of commodities, which is making buying locally more lucrative.  In addition, according to a joint study conducted by ISIS Research Centre, LOCO BC and Columbia Institute, companies that purchase commodities … Read more

 

When you make a purchase in supply chain software, your dream is to have all your problems disappear and never show up again.  Realistically, optimizing your supply chain takes continual effort.  Which is exactly why choosing a solution that adapts … Read more

 

We all dread preparing annual budgets.  We secretly celebrate when it’s done, then cringe when we get the call later in the year about our budget is near depletion.  The fact is, an annual budget is merely an exercise in … Read more

 

Logistics can be a tricky business function to manage, requiring a handful of your leaders.  Logistics for brick-and-mortar stores is one thing, but e-commerce is something different altogether.  Wal-Mart is a well-known leader in hub-and-spoke logistics but has been late … Read more

 

Managing inventory isn’t an easy job.  As you’re well aware- making decisions to purchase more inventory that may sit on the shelf for months or years can put your business at risk.  Reduce that risk and maintain efficient inventory levels … Read more

 

Some say ignorance is bliss.  I believe that sometimes what you don’t know can hurt you, especially when it comes to the supply chain.  Without deep visibility into your network of suppliers, how do you know if you are saving … Read more

 

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