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The Long Tail, Amazon and Supply Chain

The Internet has changed handling of niche products, but Amazon turns this theory on its head through logistics, says Dan Gilmore. Chris Anderson, editor of Wired magazine, wrote an article on what he called the "long tail" effect, which grew into the 2006 book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More. READ [...]

By | 2019-11-21T00:54:46+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Amazon, Distribution, Distribution Operations|0 Comments

Breaking Business Silos Is Bigger Than Data Technology

“We need truly comprehensive visibility, but this isn’t simply a technology issue. You need smart-data technology, to be sure. But you need smart people as well,” says Allan Dow, President of Logility. “It's time for company executives to focus on getting truly holistic visibility across departments, systems and functional silos. This is, however, far from [...]

By | 2019-11-21T00:52:51+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Data Analytics, Data Science|0 Comments

Responding to Trade War Worries: A Six Sigma Strategy

The hidden risk of a protracted trade war goes beyond the most obvious downside of losing valued trading partners, disrupting the supply chain, and increasing costs, says Mike DiLeo. “U.S. companies are being forced to re-think their sourcing and supply-chain strategies. This can involve strategic resourcing or tariff engineering… .” READ MORE at Supply Chain [...]

By | 2019-11-21T00:49:46+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Trade|0 Comments

Selecting a Supply Chain Planning Tool: Are You Doing It All Wrong?

A common supply chain planning mistake many organizations make is to assume that technology is the starting point for transformation, explains P. S. Subramaniam and Jesse Chafin from A.T. Kearney. “But a technology-first approach gets it backward. We recommend a more holistic and structured approach in which your technology solution is driven by a specific [...]

By | 2019-11-21T00:47:04+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Planning|0 Comments

Procurement Improvement Begins with Process

Procurement is buffeted by the headwinds of market disruption: tariffs, cyberattacks and a tight labor market, says Marisa Brown, APQC. “Two winds of change have combined to create a perfect storm around the procurement function.” Brown believes that procurement can and must act as a strategic business partner by driving process improvements, cost savings and [...]

By | 2019-11-21T00:38:44+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Procurement, Procurement Transformation|0 Comments
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