Supply Chain Buzz

Looking at Omnichannel Fulfillment Costs

4th quarter data is still being analyzed and different players in the supply chain are drawing their respective conclusions. Bob Ferrarri views the information about UPS' performance and discusses what it means in a recent blog on his Supply Chain Matters site.

Benefits of Closed-Loop Supply Chains

The closed-loop supply chain seems to be a win-win for adopters who want to reduce their impact on the environment.

Going Glocal?

What goes around, comes around, as they say.... A term from the 80's is back in fashion: glocalization. Yes, that's 'global' combined with 'local'.

Best-of-Breed vs ERP Series

Spend Matters has put together a great series on the ERP vs. Best-of-Breed topic. We posted the first installment but the subsequent ones by Pierre Mitchell were just as helpful.

Procurement Research Summary

Some research on the procurement function that's hot off the press is the topic of a recent article on the Supply Chain Management Review site. Patrick Burnson summarizes key findings on topics like organizational alignment, procurement strategy, and technology.

Supply Chain Digitization Research

Despite everything we've read over the past couple years, digitization of the supply chain isn't the be-all-end-all to many companies. Recent research by McKinsey tells us it's barely on the radar of CEOs.

Distribution Centers in the Omnichannel World

The role of the DC has certainly changed as omnichannel consumers have taken control of the buying experience. eCommerce order fulfillment requires an unprecendented level of coordination between supply chain partners.

Are You Treading Water with Cost Reduction?

The Supply Chain Shaman is using the 'treading water' anology to describe where supply chains seem to be with cost reduction efforts. There's been progress in some industries over the past few years, but others are going nowheres or backwards.

Driving Collaboration

One of the biggest challenges for the supply chain is in driving collaboration among its many participants. Streamlining requires collaboration, yet your partners are all over the place, doing different supply chain functions at external companies.

WMS Moves to the Cloud

Cloud-based applications continue to make inroads in the supply chain. Will WMS be the next system to make the transition?

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What’s the buzz? Check out our “Supply Chain Buzz” tab at the top of the page to see a listing of articles specially selected for our readers. Our intrepid researcher, coincidentally named ‘Buzz’, scours news sources daily to personally select blog posts and articles that ought to be very interesting to you. Supply chain, eCommerce, EDI, logistics, job skills, ERPs, DCs, measurements….. the topics are right up our alley!.
 
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