Supply Chain Buzz

Disruption vs. Innovation

What's the difference between innovation and disruption, and who cares anyway? Well, it turns out that the terms, although often used interchangeably, have quite different meanings and are very significant to those of us in supply chain and ecommerce roles.

Impact of Omnichannel Buying Continues

It's nearly impossible to over exaggerate the effects omnichannel consumers have had on retailers. Bob Ferrarri takes a look at how 3 well-known names have recently made significant business changes in response.

Is Your Supply Chain Strategic or Tactical?

We constantly encounter, and post, articles about the need for supply chains to be 'strategic'. But what exactly does that mean?

How Legos Meets Holiday Demand

I don't know about you, but after buying, gifting, and assembling Legos over the holidays (as well as picking them out of my bare feet after stepping on various pieces) I'd find it interesting to know what's involved in manufacturing them and making sure they're on the shelf for the buying season.

A Broader Set of 2017 Predictions

Many publications stick to technology in making predictions for the future. One thing I really like about the Supply Chain Matters site is its broader perspective.

2016 In the Read View Mirror

2016 was quite a year, wasn't it? Supply Chain Digest's Dan Gilmore boils down the top trends and stories in a concise article about what made it so interesting.

Top Spend Matters Stories of 2016

Lots of publications do 'Best of...' lists for the previous year, but few provide the insight of the Spend Matters' analysts. They're all over the P2P (procure-to-pay) process and are adept at identifying and tracking trends.

Procurement's Direction in 2017

Procurement is a process that's always changing, but the beginning of a new year is a good time to put a few bets on where it's heading. Technology is driving a lot of change, but the Presidential election, Brexit, improved supplier collaboration, and other trends are having an effect.

Making Reservations for On-Line Customers

The impact of the omnichannel consumer on retailers is hard to overstate. One of the crucial decisions to make is how much inventory to reserve for shipments to ecommerce customers and how to reserve it.

Industry 4.0 Moving Ahead

Industry 4.0, which is what the digitally connected manufacturing and distribution value chain has been dubbed, is moving quickly ahead. Technologies are providing the ability to make processes smarter, according to Piyush Sampat on the Supply Chain Management Review site.

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