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  • S&OP Innovation Summit – Las Vegas March 2018 The Sales & Operations Planning Innovation Summit brings the leaders and innovators from across different industries for a summit acclaimed for its insight into the supply chain process.  Effective operational planning is central to business success. In the modern business environment technological developments and the advances of globalization have created unparalleled opportunities for market expansion. But new opportunity has opened the door to new challenges....
  • The 4th Annual Asia- Pacific 3PL and Supply Chain Summit – SINGAPORE November 2017 The rise of eCommerce has created a dramatic shift in the landscape for 3PLs, manufacturers and retailers in Asia-Pacific. Next day delivery, full visibility and product customization are now standard expectations from both B2B and B2C customers. This fact has made it imperative for distribution and warehousing strategy to adapt. Increasingly, companies are innovating and embracing digitalization to broaden or defend their market share. The 4th Asia-Pacific 3PL & Supply Chain Summit brings together leaders in logistics, supply chain, manufacturing/retail and eCommerce throughout the region. Over 200 attendees choose to make this high level gathering their primary event for addressing the key challenges that face the increasingly dynamic supply chain and logistics industry....
  • Supply Chain Innovation Summit – CHICAGO November 2017 This conference gathers the world’s most dynamic and senior executives operating within supply chain and inventory management. The Supply Chain Innovation Summit brings together leading industry professionals for two days of insight into innovations and challenges in the supply chain process....
Planning & Forecasting
    Static Inventory an Untapped Source of Working Capital

Static Inventory an Untapped Source of Working Capital

Inventory management policies that fail to keep pace with shifting product demand can lock up valuable working capital, especially in volatile markets. By dynamically managing inventory without compromising service levels, companies can free up these unexploited reserves of working capital.

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Procurement & sourcing
    Information-Based Negotiations in The Digital Age

Information-Based Negotiations in The Digital Age

This article explores the concept of information-based negotiations and the upcoming technological advances that will substantially improve its effectiveness. It is different from some traditional approaches to negotiations. It is not the adversarial negotiation style with the emphasis on game playing, theatrics and taking full advantage of a supplier’s weaknesses. In information-based negotiations the purchasing or supply chain professional gains a deep understanding of the supplier’s industry, its margins and its culture.

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Manufacturing
    The Long Tail of Inventory and Why It’s Important

The Long Tail of Inventory and Why It’s Important

The long tail is a concept established by Chris Anderson, who pointed out that the internet gave consumers choices beyond what was offered in physical stores. eCommerce offered niche markets the chance to appeal to their audience through major marketplaces likeAmazon, streaming services like Netflix, and music stores like the iTunes Music Store.

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Warehouse & Transport

Out Darn Spot! Out, I Say!

For shippers who regularly leverage the spot market, it’s been a buyers’ market the last few years. One shipper I’ve worked with saved more than 9 percent on freight spend simply by moving away from only using brokers to using (temporarily) the spot market for almost all of their loads. But, like Wright’s dog, is that market about to be gone?
Let’s start by looking at the numbers.

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Reverse Logistics
    Supply Chain Sustainability Takes Root

Supply Chain Sustainability Takes Root

Sustainability is rising. Born out of global concern over climate change, on April 22, 2016, a record 175 countries signed the Paris climate agreement, voluntarily pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions. When it comes to green and sustainable supply chains, though, cost cutting is still the driving force.

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Management
    Supply Chain Visibility: We Should Be Striving for More

Supply Chain Visibility: We Should Be Striving for More

For too long, supply chain visibility has been associated with pure track and trace and/or passive analytics. Our systems may provide some basic visibility but it’s visibility that is not actionable. It tells you what goes wrong but it doesn’t help you ensure that doesn’t affect your relationship with your customers in real-time leaving you better at planning but not better at executing that plan. The question is how do you make our visibility actionable? How do you encourage and implement your supply chain visibility to better optimize your processes in the moment? How can you truly make visibility a core competitive advantage for your supply chain?

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