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.
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.
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.
In this final segment of our Supply Chain Networks report series, we focus on the technology underpinnings of these networks (‘How They Work’) and describe the differences between the two types of supply chain application networks in the market. Understanding these differences is essential when evaluating technology, to make good choices about which is best for your needs.
Multi-party supply chains require multi-party networked platforms. Here we describe the architectural requirements and how supply chain network platforms actually work.
We examine the strategic role of direct materials procure-to-pay (P2P) and compare and contrast with indirect goods P2P.
Modernizing the firm’s business-to-business communications is essential for participation in today’s customer-driven and global markets.
As businesses cross over, combining manufacturing, distribution, and retail, they require systems that are integrated across diverse types of channels with more flexible invoicing, revenue recognition, order management, and fulfillment.
At every conference you attend, in every supply chain and transportation magazine you pick up, there are discussions about the talent gap. Our diverse sector, from the long haul truck drivers to the supply chain executives, has a well-compensated work pool, reflective of globalization, consumerism, and a shift in lifestyles. So how long will the talent gap last?
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.