What is Supply Chain Analytics and How Does It Affect Your Logistics

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Supply chain analytics is an essential element of supply chain management (SCM) that can help you gain insight into your logistics, and extract value from the large amounts of data associated with the procurement, processing and distribution of goods.  In other words, your supply chain data has a big impact … Read More

Supply Chain Planning for New Businesses: 5 Steps to Get Started

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Starting a new business can be overwhelming, especially when you delve into the complexities of running a successful supply chain. Fortunately, this guide to supply chain planning has everything you need to create a winning supply chain plan for your new business.  What is Supply Chain Planning Supply chain planning … Read More

Physical Distribution: What Is It And Why Is It Important

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Physical Distribution in supply chain management is how retailers make their products available to the consumer. It’s also the weakest link in the supply chain, and a major headache for distribution managers, warehouse coordinators, and customer service departments. Fortunately, this guide has everything you need to master physical distribution, and … Read More

Why You Should Outsource Supply Chain Management

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You have an e-commerce business and you’re expecting the business to grow. The key to success in this stage is a combination of supply chain optimization and effective supply chain management (SCM). You can achieve both when you outsource supply chain management to a 3PL. This article explains the risks … Read More

The Rise of Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain

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The buzz around blockchain makes it sound like a cure-all for the embattled supply chain industry, but supply chain experts have their doubts. In this article we discuss the rise of cryptocurrency, and evaluate blockchain technology in the supply chain. Understanding Blockchain Technology If you listen to its advocates in … Read More

How Have Supply Chain Logistics Evolved In Just One Year

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) upended the global supply chain logistics, leaving supply chain managers to pick up the scattered pieces of their logistics operation. A year later the dust of the pandemic has settled, but many organizations are still struggling to absorb the shock of last year’s disruption. This guide to … Read More

What Should Modern Supply Chain Management Look Like

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2021 brings a new era for supply chain management, and a new way of doing things for businesses across the globe. This article has everything you need to navigate the post-pandemic logistics landscape, and keep your modern supply chain moving in the year to come.  Lessons learned from the COVID-19 … Read More

How to Prepare for Chinese New Year 2021

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The Chinese New Year (CNY) is often overlooked in the United States, but if your business relies on Chinese shipping and manufacturing, you need to prepare for the upcoming shutdown in China to avoid delays that could be catastrophic to your businesses. Fortunately, this article on the How to Prepare … Read More

Guide to Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): 2021

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The retail sector has enjoyed the benefits of EDI for decades. Yet, many brands still use some form of a paper-based manual process for ordering, invoicing, and dispatching. This article has everything you need to upgrade your operation with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) technology. What is Electronic Data Interchange Electronic … Read More