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Is it time to integrate your supply chain design with execution?

It wasn’t that long ago that integrating all the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of your end-to-end supply chain was considered a pipe dream.

Times sure have changed!

Customer expectations for product availability and seemingly endless purchasing channels are driving many companies to move product faster and smarter than ever before. Today, a company’s success is largely driven by:

  • its network design and how that company manages its supply, production and distribution locations
  • its inventory management and where and how well it deploys inventory to optimize customer service levels and profitability
  • its transportation management and how well it continually procures, plans, executes and monitors freight.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these key areas.

 

Network design

Network design — the strateg


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27 Oct 2019
5 Facts About AI in Production Planning
 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can refer to a number of things, from machine learning to computer vision, but in general the phrase is used to indicate computer programs that can reason, learn, and problem-solve from data in a way that’s reminiscent of human intelligence. This takes any number o

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

23 Oct 2019
5 Best Practices for Successful Supply Chain Partnerships
 

Whether you're creating a more synergistic relationship with a supplier of raw materials as an auto manufacturer or developing special relationships with retailers to improve the performance of your packaged consumer goods, collaborative supply chain partnerships often feel like the holy grails

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

23 Oct 2019
Personalization Across the Supply Chain
 

A couple of years ago, the concept of having everything personalized arose. It was not marketing tactic, but was a pending reality with consumers willing to be different. Moving from a mass market where one product-fits-all to a personalized offer was, and is still, an impressive challenge for retai

 
Nicolas Cron - Retail, Supply Chain
JDA

18 Oct 2019
How to Maintain Supply Chain Control When Outsourcing
 

Imagine you’re hosting the family reunion this year. 75 people are going to be expecting a great venue, amazing food, and some planned activities. But you’re just one person, with some help from your girlfriend. Are you going to cook all the food, decorate the community hall, schedule an

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis

17 Oct 2019
Zebra Study: Record Number of Enterprises Becoming “Intelligent” with Growing IoT Investments
 

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced the results of its third annual “Intelligent Enterprise Index” which indicates a re

 
Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies


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