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B2B Sellers Need Digital Boost to Meet Expectations of Modern Buyers, Report Says

Online marketplaces and digital channels are the most popular buying methods, but need improvements to meet buyers’ expectations, according to research by Oracle and Mirakl

In a recent study of 200 B2B buyers conducted by Oracle Commerce Cloud and Mirakl, results show that there is a clear gap between experiences offered by B2B sellers and B2B buyer’s needs for purchasing. The Next Generation of B2B Purchasing Report 2018 studied not only the behavior of today’s B2B buyers but also the differences in attitudes across three generations—Baby Boomers, Gen-X and Millennials.

B2B sellers are missing opportunities as B2B buyers are becoming more comfortable with digital buying experiences. In fact, the report’s key findings conclude:

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06 May 2020
How Can Manufacturers Avoid Supply Shortages?

A few years ago, more than three-quarters of manufacturers said that material shortages (specifically metals and minerals) were a significant source of business risk within their operations. Though the global supply chain has become more connected and more technologically advanced since then, it&rsq

Brian Hoey

05 May 2020
How Should You Restart Your Supply Chain? With Turbo Transparency

After weeks of lockdown, the industry is finally starting its cautious reopening in much of Europe. If we look to China as a blueprint for restarting the supply chain, it’s easy to envision a long road ahead—one in which capacity is ramped up gradually in accordance with strict guideline

Peter Asbeck

28 Apr 2020
The Top 5 Areas of Improvement for Global Logistics Networks

The global supply chain has made major strides in the first two decades of the 21st-century. Gone are the days of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. When it comes to optimizing your own organization’s global logistics network, those two hands represent stakeholders in your

Jesse Kelber

28 Apr 2020
Crisis Response Part 2: Visibility and Planning

COVID-19 has impacted businesses in unique ways. While some are seeing huge spikes in demand, others are having to shut their doors temporarily to accommodate shelter at home orders and social distancing measures. The common theme at hand is that there was no way to predict this would happen. &

Julie Hunt
Blue Yonder

28 Apr 2020
Sales & Operations Planning Drives Manufacturing Efficiency

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is an essential tool that ensures the efficient operations of the enterprise by providing reliable short- to long-range forecasts of market needs. Internal resources can then be allocated to meet a production target without incurring unnecessary additional

Robin Hornung

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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...

After-sales service as a driver for word-of-mouth and customer satisfaction: insights from the automotive industry

This study aims to study the effect of the after-sales service experience and its quality on overall customer satisfaction and word-of-mouth (WOM) within the automotive industry. Based on the additional marketing mix ele...

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