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 Events
  • Chief Supply Chain Officer Summit – CHICAGO 2015 The Chief Supply Chain Officer & Inventory Optimization Summit brings together leading industry professionals for two days of insight into innovations and challenges in the supply chain process. Working on the movement towards ‘Lean’? Looking to ensure the financial and operational efficiency of your end-to-end supply chain? Wary of the trend towards a more modern, variety focused demand on your inventory? Discuss these burning issues and more from the supply chain space in Chicago this November....
  • S&OP Innovation Summit – SHANGHAI 2015 This summit gathers the world’s most dynamic and senior executives operating in the area of sales and operations planning. The Sales & Operations Planning Innovation Summit brings the leadership and innovators from cross industry together for a summit acclaimed for its insight into the S&OP process. Effective operational planning is central to business success....
  • Aftermarket, Service Parts & Reverse Logistics Forum – Mumbai 2015 This is one of the dedicated and comprehensive After market & Reverse Logistics event in Asia region. The entire Summit would have 25+ industry expert speakers who would share their views & expertise. With over 100+ leading Inventory, Spare parts center, After Sales Market experts congregating at one-place-one-time, this is a must attend event to meet key decision makers across the value chain....
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

Measuring the non-financial benefits of strategic sourcing

It is becoming increasingly important for a modern strategic procurement function to demonstrate its effectiveness robustly in terms of providing financial and non-financial benefits. This is because the way we measure the effectiveness of procurement drives behavior as well as demonstrates contribution and it is also a business-wide concern. Achieving this can seem daunting, but it is in fact quite straightforward. It is about changing the way the organization thinks, quantifying benefits as much as possible and showing how intervention contributes to wider, more measurable organizational goals. Ultimately it requires the procurement function to organize itself so it can ‘tell the story’ of the benefit, share success stories, and make sure the good work of procurement stays on everyone’s radar. Doing this is possibly one of the most effective ways a procurement function can ensure the rest of the organization is recognizing its contribution.

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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
    Optimizing Weighing Processes in Supply Chain Warehouses

Optimizing Weighing Processes in Supply Chain Warehouses

Weighing raw materials and goods is a part of every manufacturing unit and supply chain warehouse. Initially, goods were weighed before they were loaded and after being unloaded. Chances of discrepancies in such cases were higher which impacted the company. Thus, weighing processes had to be optimized in warehouses to achieve efficiency, productivity and profitability.

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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
    Sustainability offers businesses opportunities for growth

Sustainability offers businesses opportunities for growth

You can’t miss the proliferation of green businesses on every level from small operators that avoids outsourcing in favor of local artisans, to big brands like Nike that promise to reduce their carbon footprint and improve working conditions for their employees. Going green is a great initiative: it helps to save the environment, and it makes customers feel good about their purchases while ensuring the local community is rewarded for their work.

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