Articles 2017-11-30T02:50:29+00:00

In Search of a Quadruple-A Supply Chain?

In 2004, Stanford's Dr. Hau Lee wrote a classic Harvard Business Review article titled, "The Triple-A Supply Chain." Nearly 15 years later, Supply Chain Digest editor Don Gilmore reviews Lee’s premise that what matters more than supply chain efficiency are [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Supply Chain|0 Comments

So, You Want a Strategic Supply Chain?

This might be easier said than done. The Top 25 supply chains, including Apple, P&G and Amazon, use their supply chains not only to drive down costs and to improve overall performance, but also as effective, [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Planning|0 Comments

Spend Management: Key Elements for Realizing Cost Savings in Procurement

Searching for a path to achieve measurable cost savings in procurement? This BearingPoint white paper breaks down the key elements of spend management and spend analysis. This document presents a holistic view of the activities involved in the [...]

Client Testimonial

Young Nam, VP Pricing and Procurement, US LBM: "We engaged Xenon Group to help us solve a particularly complex data analytics problem which impacted our financial reporting as well as our ability to appropriately manage our supply base. In a highly collaborative manner, [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Client Success|0 Comments

IoT is Coming to the Supply Chain: What Happens Next?

“Over the next five years, humans will more than triple the number of "things" connected to the Internet, growing from 15 billion today to 50 billion by 2020,” says Gordon Feller. But that’s only about [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Categories: Internet of Things, IoT, Supply Chain|0 Comments

WMS, SCM or ERP: Which Is Best for 3PLs?

Logistics companies looking for warehouse management software face a perplexing number of options from warehouse management systems, to supply chain management suites, to enterprise resource planning suites. This article examines the functional breadth and depth [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Categories: Distribution, Distribution Operations, Logistics, Warehouse Management Software|0 Comments