Perfecting the customer’s last mile delivery experience can be achieved by reducing logistics complexity and increasing efficiency, while controlling costs.
A broad category–the business processes by which an organization operates, whether formally defined or informally understood/practice.
Direct Materials P2P — Part Three: Receiving, Invoicing, Payment
Freshness Wars — Part Two: Challenges and Solutions for Improving Freshness
Maintaining freshness of produce and other fresh products is challenging for grocers and their suppliers. Here we discuss why, and how some of these challenges can be solved.
Freshness Wars — Part One: Freshness, the Foundation of Competitiveness in Grocery
The quality of fresh food is the prime determinant of where consumers decide to shop for their groceries. Here we discuss why that is so and the role of freshness in competition for grocery market share.
Direct Materials P2P — Part One: Introduction
The procure-to-pay process (P2P) for direct materials resists standardization and automation. As the critical execution phase of source and procurement, it is where the rubber meets the road for inbound materials. This is the first in a series on direct P2P, based on our primary research interviews and surveys we conducted.
Preemptive Freshness Management: Part Two – Cold Chain Process Mapping and Predictive Analytics
In order to preemptively prescribe optimal actions to workers across the produce cold chain, a system must reasonably accurately model the processes across the chain. The model becomes the basis for making predictive analytics, ultimately guiding the actions taken at each process step in the end-to-end cold chain.
Playing the Beer Game with JDA
The Beer Game provides supply chain planners with the opportunity to see how Flowcasting can improve supply chain performance and increase their competitiveness in consumer markets.
Supply Chain Market – continued
We take a look at the role of purpose-driven supply chain platforms in attaining Omni-channel.
Cold Chains are Hot! Revised
Tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides — in responding to the needs of the victims of these natural disasters, the effective delivery of food, pharmaceuticals and life saving products are now in the spotlight. Supply challenges related to transportation,infrastructure and other issues require careful planning and coordination.
Spend Analytics: Part 4 – Steps in the Spend Analysis Process
Attaining value from spend analytic projects requires setting explicit goals, a good foundation of data hygiene, the right level of classification, great analyst skills, and last but not least – decisive improvement actions must be taken.
Retailer-Supplier Collaboration: Part One
As trading partners move beyond one-to-one collaboration, the Platform enables catatgory, carriers and customer insights in the trading network.