Set Your Supply Chain Up for a Prosperous 2017 —

Supply Chain

Now that 2016 is in the past, the opportunity presents itself to look back and assess where a supply chain succeeded and where things went wrong. It’s also a time to look ahead and plan how to make business better than ever. When setting some supply chain resolutions for the new year, be sure to … Read more

Maximize Opportunities with Channel Data Management Solutions

Supply Chains

Despite the tremendous advances in technology in recent years, some aspects of complex supply chains remain difficult to monitor to the extent that many businesses would like. One particularly challenging area has been understanding products that are sold via indirect channels. Channel data management (CDM) solutions for supply chains are one way to help mitigate … Read more

E-commerce Success Hinges on a Good Supply Chain Strategy

With a growing number of e-commerce businesses selling a wide variety of products, there are a lot of factors to take into account when devising e-commerce strategies. For example, demand volatility and product life cycle are important considerations, as are product variety and the characteristics of individual products. The type of forecast that is used, … Read more

Why Does Supplier Collaboration Often Go Wrong?

While everyone knows that collaboration is a good idea in theory, the reality for many companies that try to work closely with suppliers is much different. That’s why a recent study in the Supply Chain Management journal looked into the reasons that supply chain collaboration often fails. According to the study’s authors, many firms are … Read more