Growth in new markets introduces new costs to
control, regulations to manage, and supply chain
complexities to solve.
Longer, more complicated cold chains mean that
collaboration with third party logistics providers
(3PLs) can help make the difference between
profitable simplicity and unmanageable complexity.
Companies are increasingly relying on their 3PLs
for services such as monitoring and intervention,
contingency planning, and cost control.
Reduce risk by improving packaging, visibility, and
establishing QA best practices.
Improved visibility, new tools, new monitoring
capabilities and appropriate packaging can also help
drive down costs for shippers.
Digital transformation has had a powerful impact on retail. It started with global supply chain, then online shopping. The next chapter is workforce performance. Competition for the best people is heating up. It isn’t just about cool technology. Learn how to get and keep good people who add to the bottom line, with these best practices for retail.
The challenges presented by multiple Value-Added Networks (VANs) and managing diverse trading partners create barriers to the efficiencies promised by EDI. Multiple providers mean multiple points of failure with no one entity to hold accountable. Also, as trading communities grow, end-to-end supply chain visibility becomes an essential operational requirement.
There is little question that cloud is well established as a way to deliver business applications. Based on IDC research, over 70% of manufacturing companies are using hosted applications somewhere within their supply chain, with another 25% considering it. The most popular supply chain management (SCM) application areas are transportation related (transportation management, global trade management), where the "network effect" (i.e., carrier pooling, regulatory impact) can leverage both shared knowledge and existing connectivity along with sales and operations planning, demand signal management, and business intelligence/analytics. The concern that cloud is "risky" is increasingly taking a back seat to the perceived benefits of the technology. Indeed, those benefits, both achieved and anticipated, are significant, including cost, speed of implementation, and the ability to "consume" new capabilities and functionality easily and transparently.
Today's online customer-connected era demands tight integration as well as collaborative systems and processes to orchestrate events and activities across the multi-party end-to-end supply chain. The omni-channel customer mandate implies "order from anywhere, fulfill from anywhere, and return to anywhere." To address this challenge, we present '5 Key Steps to Build a Cloud-ready Supply Chain for your Organization'.
Good supply chain management is essential to your operational efficiency, customer centricity, compliance, carbon footprint, and ultimately, your overall success. If handled correctly, your supply chain should improve customer service—along with the reputation of your brand—and boost your bottom line. But, as with many areas of business, the rules of the game are changing.
What’s changing? Well, everything. New regulations, increased buyer expectations, shorter product lifecycles, fluctuations in demand, new market entrants, more ethical supplier management, poor visibility of globalized supply chains—all these things, and more, are testing the limits of the traditional supply chain model. The simple truth is that the way things used to be done, and the solutions that enabled it, are no longer up to the job.
Today, organizations need levels of flexibility, integration, and visibility that are beyond what those systems were designed to deliver.
Countless surveys have confirmed that most lean initiatives are abandoned outright or fail to deliver expected and needed results. One well-known lean business consultant estimates that the failure rate is 98%. What is it the 2% of companies know that the others do not? Download this white paper to learn more.
A fast-growing supplier, NEI's delivery performance was declining, creating a significant problem with past-due shipments, even though the company had an excess of finished goods. Access this case study to learn about how they addressed their challenges.
External forces can knock your business off balance with no warning. To meet these external challenges, you need the capability to extend supply chain visibility, respond to changes in real time, and improve performance measurement across the entire chain.
Published By: Veracode
Published Date: Oct 26, 2016
20% of enterprises have suffered a security incident related to a business application or IT service consumed from external partners. With breaches like these making headlines, and enterprises’ growing reliance on third-party software, security of the cyber supply chain will garner increased attention. Download this joint Veracode/Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) report to explore enterprises’ challenges in securing their cyber supply chain and get best practices for ensuring that every application – regardless of its origin – is secure.
The convergence between new technologies - like AI, blockchain, intelligent sensors, and edge computing - have the potential to disrupt, transform and streamline traditional supply chain operations.
Join Supply Chain experts to learn:
- Successes and failures of manufacturer’s to-date
- Tips for selecting the best use case for your business
- Industry best-practices for applying AI and blockchain