When it comes to e-commerce and online retailers, it can be difficult to have an organized fulfillment strategy. Even worse, having a rapid and flexible supply chain during a retail flash sale is nearly unattainable without the proper knowledge and solutions. In the video below, Omer Rashid, the manager of Exel Canada’s solutions and engineering […]
A supply chain is very complicated. Thinking about how a package gets from place to another seems like a relatively easy concept, but as we all know, it isn’t. Managing a supply chain that is consistently performing at its peak is even more difficult, between warehousing, 3PLs, inventory, transportation, and global logistics operations, just one piece […]
Technology is rapidly changing and upgrading, and this happens so much faster within a supply chain. You’d assume that if your company’s supply chain has the latest gadgets and know-how and staying ahead of the competition that it would be considered a “Company of Tomorrow”, right? Not necessarily, says Tony Martins, VP Strategic Services at […]
It was a very busy time of year last month for supply chains, keeping the shelves stocked and delivering packages to businesses and houses across the country.
If you are in supply chain, you know that the only way for it to survive is to get inventory from one place to another in time for regular sales and for floods of seasonal sales. It is also important to be able to predict the appeal for these seasonal items. Just the rules of […]
In an SAP High Performance Analytics “Monday Metrics”, they focused on analytical abilities and the effect of big data in business. They asked:
We all hope it will never happen, but if not carefully planned and systematically obeyed a company’s logistics can be affected by an emergency situation. Such events such as employee strikes, weather, and terrorist attacks can disrupt and stop freight and delay customer shipments.
While searching for ways to lower their costs, most will not look at a large percentage of their expenses. This is a surprise since this particular piece is up to 40% of a company’s annual freight budget, depending on the firm’s industry and size. Know what this often overlooked savings opportunity could be?
Of course you do. Everyone wants to yield more profit from their businesses, but it seems to be getting more difficult for supply chain and logistics. It takes work, but it is absolutely doable to do so, even in today’s economic environment. Taking lessons from other companies’ supply chain transformations will ensure success.
Big data is kind of a big deal right now, but there are so many different definitions and opinions on what exactly “big data” is and what it really means in context. Did you know there were 7 different types of big data to know and identify in the business world? It’s true, so now […]