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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
    Delayed Payments Can Be a Win-Win for Buyers and Suppliers

Delayed Payments Can Be a Win-Win for Buyers and Suppliers

Extending payment terms to 120 days or more frees up working capital for big companies, but it can also increase the financial stress on suppliers and ultimately lead to increased product costs. The tactic has attracted much criticism, but research underway at the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, shows that delaying payments to creditors can actually be beneficial for both buyers and suppliers.

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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
    Can Intermodal Become a Preferred Destination for Europe’s Freight Industry?

Can Intermodal Become a Preferred Destination for Europe’s Freight Industry?

The European Union’s rich mix of cultures and working practices is one of its strengths. But in intermodal transportation these differences can impede future growth. One of the main goals of an EU-backed project called SMART-RAIL is to remove attitudinal and other barriers that prevent more freight from switching to intermodal in Europe.

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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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