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Survey: Consumers Want Supply Chain Visibility and Performance or They will Switch Brands

According to a global survey, 78% of consumers want to receive updates on the status of their orders when purchasing goods, and they won't hesitate to switch brands if supply chain performance fails to meet their expectations.

The survey, conducted in February by YouGov and sponsored by Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, polled 6,285 consumers, including a nationally representative sample of consumers in France (1,016), Germany (2,105), the UK (2,035) and the United States (1,129).

Seventy-eight percent of consumers surveyed expect to receive updates on the status of their orders. Of that group, nearly half (49%) of consumers  said Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) information - and a further 29% said real-time location information - is most important to know, when waiting for a purchase to be delivered at home or to a pickup location.<


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08 Jun 2019
5 Unique Challenges in Furniture Logistics
 

Anyone who has ever rented a moving van for a day knows how hard it is to move furniture safely and efficiently. Loading a table and chairs into the back of a truck without getting them scuffed up is difficult enough—imagine trying to do the same thing on an industrial scale. But, for many in

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

06 Jun 2019
How Will Industry 4.0 Change Your Production Network?
 

In his seminal work of economic theory, “The Wealth of Nations,” Adam Smith famously uses a pin factory as his example to illustrate a number of basic concepts in what was then modern capitalism. Today, the production of something as simple as a pin can essentially be a global affair. In

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

05 Jun 2019
Transforming the healthcare supply chain
 

Infor recently collaborated with Healthcare Innovation on a white paper, “Combining interoperability and analytics to improve supply chain efficiency.” In the white paper, results from a Cardinal Health survey on hospital supply chains are summarized. Here are some key insights from the

 
Cory Turner
Infor

05 Jun 2019
The Intersection of Production and Distribution Logistics
 

Let’s say that you run a pizza delivery joint. As orders come in by phone or through your website, you have one employee who’s in charge of giving delivery estimates and getting the pizzas to the relevant doorsteps, and another who’s in charge of running back and forth between the

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

29 May 2019
5 Reasons to Adopt an S&OE Workflow
 

Sales and operations execution, or S&OE, is a little bit like flying an airplane. In the modern era, you already have a host of processes that have been digitized and automated, including many of the actions that pilots themselves used to be solely responsible for. Your point of departure and de

 
Brian Hoey
flexis


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Manufacturing PMI lowest for almost a decade as export decline intensifies
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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Even industries driven by the strictest safety and environmental regulations are capable of reducing their costs. Our solutions improve each phase of the chemical logistics supply chain, to increase your supply chain performance, improve predictability and mitigate potential problems before they arise. B...


The auto industry is entering a ‘profit desert’ as heavy spending on new mobility and stagnation in key markets take hold simultaneously, says AlixPartners research

Powertrain costs for electric vehicles identified as being two-and-a-half times higher than for traditional vehicles, yet sales per model through 2022 predicted to be just 15% of traditional models historically; total...


Education
 
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Oct
2019
APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Boot Camp
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Oct
2019
Lean Warehousing
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Oct
2019
Warehouse / Distribution Center Layout
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Oct
2019
APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) Boot Camp
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Oct
2019
Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection & Management
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus

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Resources
 
Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

Digitalisation in Procurement and Supply CIPS and The University of Melbourne

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Australasia (CIPS) has been working with the University of Melbourne on a new paper about the digitilsation of supply chains, and how digital can increase efficiency...


International Agenda