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Supply Chain Management: 6 Building Blocks of Warehouse Cost Reduction

Cut-throat competition in industries has driven companies to find ways to reduce costs while increasing efficiency.  To accomplish this, most companies have skillfully endeavored to streamline Sales, Operations Planning, Forecasting, Inventory Management, and Logistics. One area that has still not grabbed industry’s attention is out-bound Supply Chain Management–from packaging to final delivery.  Companies generally neglect […]

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Warehouse Costing: Cleansheet Analysis

Warehousing costs at most firms are extraordinarily higher than they ought to be.  Across the world, organizations spend around €300 billion annually on Warehouse Management.  With the boom in online retail stores and the increasing complexity of Supply Chain Management, this spending is going to surge further. The leadership at these organizations understands that they […]

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5 Obstacles Impeding the Adoption of Automation by the Logistics Sector

Digital Transformation has propelled technologies and innovation in Logistics.  Artificial Intelligence is taking charge of a number of repetitive logistics tasks.  Organizations are benefiting from Automation in streamlining their cumbersome processes and cutting down delivery times. Automation is profoundly affecting the way Logistics are handled.  It is disrupting the entire Logistics Supply Chain, not just […]

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3 Trends Driving Logistics Automation

Technological advancement has come a long way.  Artificial Intelligence is taking charge of a number of repetitive logistics tasks.  Organizations are benefiting from Automation in streamlining their cumbersome processes and cutting down delivery times. Automation is profoundly affecting the way Logistics are handled.  It is disrupting the entire Logistics Supply Chain, not just the warehousing, […]

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Supply Chain Management: 2 Phases of Transportation Cost Reduction

Companies looking to improve efficiency and reduce costs can gain significant ground in the Supply Chain Management function by incorporating Lean Management and Six Sigma techniques. Reason this area has gone under the radar is that companies do not consider Supply Chain to be their core competency. Not only Warehousing but Transportation also has almost […]

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10 Technologies of Warehouse Automation

Shortage of labor, intensified demand from e-tailers (online retailers), and technological disruption is forcing organizations in the Logistics and Warehousing industry to embrace technology, particularly Automation. An investment in automating the picking, packing, sorting, storing, and shipping items can yield high returns for organizations.  Warehouses that will sort out the dynamics of e-commerce, select the […]

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Suffering Profit Leaks? Use Cost-to-Serve (CTS) Analysis to Prevent Them

Supply chain management across industries is being revolutionized at a rapid pace by technology.  By implementing technology systems, supply chain organizations aspire to eliminate waste, meet customers’ needs at reasonable costs, and ensure profitability.  Enterprise Resource Planning systems facilitate in processing unstructured data at an aggregated level.  However, at workflow or micro level the data […]

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Why Companies Need to Take a Serious Look at Factory Audits in Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Factory Audits are often conducted by companies to confirm whether the supplier is delivering the supplied goods per agreed-upon terms and standards (e.g. quality, safety, ethical, environmental, etc.). This has become an important undertaking for companies to continually ensure that it consistently meets it’s quality and performance standards. In a time where there is global […]

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What Should Constitute Your Supply Chain Information Disclosure Strategy?

Supply Chain Management is getting more and more complex.  The pressure on the Supply Chain information to be made public is also increasing day by day.  With the popularity and widespread use of social media, it has become more and more difficult for organizations to hide information pertaining to supply chain practices, employees’ treatment, suppliers’ […]

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Supply Chain Strategies That Work Best in Containing the Risks of Disruption

Supply Chains often get disrupted by calamities that are beyond human control.  Natural disasters, such as tsunamis and floods, in the last decade have drastically affected major businesses—from automobiles to technology, to travel, to shipments—and exposed critical weaknesses in Supply Chain mechanisms around the globe.  And, now, we are living through a global disruption of […]

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Strategy Classics: Porter’s Value Chain

The Value Chain concept, first described by Dr. Michael Porter in 1985, is a series of actions that a firm—in a specific industry—accomplishes to produce a valuable product or service for the market.  The value chain notion visualizes the process view of an organization, perceiving a manufacturing or service organization as a system comprised of […]

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The Omni-channel Retail Strategy for the Digital Age

There is no question that the Retail industry has been experiencing disruptive change. Traditional retailers can no longer survive in a Digital Age dominated by e-commerce.   Even a traditional physical stores having an e-commerce presence is not enough, with the rapid growth of Mobile and Social Media. As technologies and accessibility continue to improve, the 21st […]

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