Supply Chain Buzz

Addressing the Supply Chain Skills Gap

Everyone has read about the impending labor shortage in different supply chain areas. In a recent article on the Huffington Post site, Richard Howells provides details about what several leading companies are specifically doing to address their talent issues.

Where is Procurement Heading?

If you're involved in the procurement process within the supply chain, you've probably wondered what the future holds for your profession in these fast-changing times. Making the move from tactical to strategic is obvious, but with technological innovation continuing to shake things up, what else is on the way?

Getting the Most from a Tech Demo

Watching a tech vendor go through a demo can be an exhilerating, yet expensive, proposition. If you get too blown away by the bells and whistles, or too involved in irrelevant details, you can miss the opportunity to glean information useful in both negotiations and planning.

Another Big Logistics Move by Amazon

As we've witnessed Amazon's various moves through the last year, the one sure bet we thought we could make was that they'd be moving heavily into logistics.

2017 Predictions from the Analysts

You know, just when I thought we'd exhausted all the 2017 predictions, Dan Gilmore provides a bunch developed by the key supply chain analysts at Gartner and IDC.

P2P 101

eProcurement is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really encompass? It's a broad concept that fortunately the folks at Spend Matters have done a great job taking apart for us.

Automation Affected by Labor Shortage?

In another example of how the landscape for jobs is changing, manufacturers who 'near shore' their production as opposed to sending it overseas may face a challenge. Since automation costs have dropped, the demand for roles related to its use may impede progress.

ERP vs. BoB Fight Continues

Spend Matters is running a great series on the eternal 'ERP vs. Best-of-Breed' question. The first installment by Taras Berezowsky lays out the issue and how they'll approach it.

Steps for Supply Chain Success

Supply chain success is a great goal to have, but we all know the path isn't an easy one. Duncan Klett provides a quick case study on the 21st Century Supply Chain site of a facility that copes seamlessly with huge volumes and changes on a daily basis.

RFID Pumps Up Inventory Accuracy

RFID was, at one point, the next big thing, until it wasn't. However, the price curve continued to drop, adoption picked up, and this little thing called 'omnichannel' hit.

Supply Chain Buzz

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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