A strong supply chain has become a necessity for businesses to compete in crowded marketplaces. Product traceability and regulatory compliance isn’t getting any easier and customers are demanding shorter delivery times for the right products in the right quantities. Stay … Read more


After recent data breaches at major retailers and at Sony, most businesses would be concerned about the theft of customer or employee data.  Obviously credit card, social security, and other personal information is very valuable to cybercriminals.  However, how important … Read more


It may seem as though a supply chain disruption is one of those costs of doing business or just another problem faced by manufacturers.  Supplier problems can be lead to production delays, unhappy customers, and can put an unexpected dent … Read more


Continuous flexibility in order to control costs and meet customer demand is critical to succeed in the distribution environment of today and tomorrow. The following survey was designed to help you analyze your current system’s ability to deliver the speed … Read more


Manufacturers and distributors rely on a swift moving, high-quality supply chain for the products that they, in turn, supply their customers.  You need to have control, insight, and sound risk management plans in place in order to maintain control over … Read more


Be sure to register for this free webinar: Five Ways to Make Your Supply Chain More Dynamic!  The free webinar is April 24, 2014 at 10 AM PT.  This event is being hosted by Microsoft and the presented by Pam … Read more


Rated high on the list of things to know and track is your business profitability and profit margins by product or service.  After all, without profits, the doors don’t stay open for long.  Knowing your margins becomes even more important Read more


How does the procurement department rate within your business enterprise?  If your sales teams are by-passing procurement to get what they need from other managers, then you may be short-changing your profitability.  Procurement could be one line of defense against 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


Most manufacturers, as well as retail and technology businesses, are aware of the importance of a strong supply chain as it correlates to productivity and profitability.  As a result, the consulting firms that work with these businesses, and the businesses … Read more





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