Supply Chain Management Resources


How the Shipping Industry Benefits from Cloud Technology

How the Shipping Industry Benefits from Cloud Technology

Cloud computing offers various advantages to companies using it for supply chain management. Learn how your company can save money and discover the important facts about the history and future of cloud computing in the industry.


Value Chain Is Vital for Success

Value Chain Is Vital for Success

Successful application of the value chain can help businesses maximize profits and increase efficiency. But it's vimportant to study a competitors' value chain as well as your own.


Risk Management for Your Global Supply Chain

Risk Management for Your Global Supply Chain

Regardless of how smoothly an operation runs, it's still at risk from situations outside its control. Perparing for the unexpected and managing thoses risks is essential to keep a business on track when disaster strikes.


Why You Need Lean Supply Chain Management

Why You Need Lean Supply Chain Management

Trimming down is good for businesses as well as individuals. Lean Supply Chain Management helps organizations identify wasteful practices in their operation and replace them with more efficient practices.  


What Are The First Steps Toward Improving Your Supply Chain?

What Are The First Steps Toward Improving Your Supply Chain?

Businesses that plan to remain strong and competitive in the global marketplace are increasingly turning to sustainable supply chain management. It is now clear that such shifts will be dictated by a convergence of increasing regulation and consumer demand, as well as the need to protect resource...


3D Printing and Its Impact on the Supply Chain

3D Printing and Its Impact on the Supply Chain

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, holds the potential to meet consumer demand more rapidly, cut development and manufacturing lead times dramatically and allow designers to create and test new products more easily.


Nearshoring is a Viable Trend for the Global Supply Chain

Nearshoring is a Viable Trend for the Global Supply Chain

Moving manufacturing from overseas is becoming more attractive as labor costs rise in China, prompting companies to consider nearshoring with Canada and Mexico well positioned as new locations. The move, however, requires careful study.


Walmart: Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management

Walmart: Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management

Walmart's keys to successful supply chain management were concentrated on developing a highly structured inventory management system and advanced supply chain strategy.


Apple's Process Improvements make it a Global Supply Chain Leader

Apple's Process Improvements make it a Global Supply Chain Leader

Apple's supply chain became highly efficient as it developed supplier relationships, managed expectations, developed processes, and exchanged exclusivity for volume guarantees.


Steps to Improve Your Supply Chain Procurement and Maximize Supply Chain Efficiency

Steps to Improve Your Supply Chain Procurement and Maximize Supply Chain Efficiency

Establishing good relations with suppliers, properly staffing supply chain operations and optimizing inventory levels are among the steps companies can take to improve procurement.


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