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Bringing Lean Thinking to the Procurement Function

What’s the value of Lean thinking when applied to Procurement? “By applying Lean, that value-added time could rise to 70% of a buyer’s total effort -- the equivalent of doubling the size of the strategic procurement function without adding a single person,” McKinsey notes in a recent article on the firm’s website. Making the Lean Procurement [...]

By | 2018-04-15T16:44:12+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Procurement Transformation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building a Digital Supply Chain the Right Way

In this article, the APICS authors answer three essential questions: 1) What are the drawbacks of a traditional supply chain? 2) What are the benefits of a digitally enabled supply chain? and 3) How do I build a digital supply chain? READ MORE

By | 2018-04-15T16:44:42+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Digital Supply Chains|0 Comments

Where Will Companies Find Their Future I.T. Expertise?

Finding and engaging I.T. talent is not only challenging in a technology-dependent environment, but also critical due to rapidly changing needs. Robert J. Bowman from SupplyChainBrain describes how hiring future I.T. expertise may well be a mix of multi-channel workforce and creating supply chains for talent. READ MORE

By | 2018-04-15T16:44:27+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Attracting Talent, Multi-Channel Workforce|0 Comments

NextGen Supply Chain: The Robots are Here

The business case for deploying robots is driven by the value proposition of reducing costs, increasing productivity and improving efficiency, according to Supply Chain Management Review. “Robots have been around for decades, so what is the breakthrough that is finally enabling robots to deliver value across the fulfillment center?” READ MORE

By | 2018-04-15T16:44:35+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Robotics|0 Comments

Sorting It Out: DC Automation – Overcoming Perceived Barriers

Editor Cliff Holste at Supply Chain Digest explains that while shippers are interested in automation, perceived loss of operational flexibility and agility are the main reasons they avoid it. Read how phased implementation may be the answer to future Distribution Center automation. READ MORE

By | 2018-04-15T16:44:52+00:00 April 15th, 2018|DC Automation, Distribution Center Automation|0 Comments
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