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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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's keys to successful supply chain management were concentrated on developing a highly structured inventory management system and advanced supply chain strategy.
Apple's supply chain became highly efficient as it developed supplier relationships, managed expectations, developed processes, and exchanged exclusivity for volume guarantees.
Establishing good relations with suppliers, properly staffing supply chain operations and optimizing inventory levels are among the steps companies can take to improve procurement.