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As a result of the growth of online sales, progressive retailers are moving toward what is called omnichannel retailing. In this model, customers and sellers can move seamlessly among the different channels.......Read More
Zara, a division of Inditex, has become a worldwide success in the high-fashion clothing business and an example of one of the top supply chains in the world. The credit for this success often is attributed to the company’s highly integrated, quickly responsive network. ......Read More
The metals industry is one of the oldest in human history. In several countries, industrial growth is measured by the growth in metals. And, while most traditional supply chain concepts also apply to metals, there are some notable differences.
In today's volatile world, it’s essential to set up a planning process that regularly looks at the most challenging areas and helps you think through the impact of what is happening.
For almost 10 years, Drive India Enterprise Solutions Limited (DIESL), a TATA Enterprise, has helped company decision makers answer tough questions about operating in India. Here, DIESL Chief Financial Officer Behram Sabawala, talks about quality and strategic success.
Ray Reagans, PhD, talks about how the silo effect relates to knowledge sharing and exploring the development, types, and components of business networks and how they facilitate communication.
It’s time to meaningfully improve outsourcing. The organizations that analyze and eliminate the hidden waste and associated costs in their outsourcing processes will quickly discover hidden profits.
Businesses that succeed in linking corporate strategy with the supply chain view their supply chains as strategic assets. Company leaders know supply chains must go beyond cost savings and significantly contribute to sustainable growth.
While companies such as Ford and Apple benefited from new-product development and smart product launches during the recession, it also is true that operational vigilance was a significant contributor to their successes.
Causal loop diagrams have been around for many years. They are excellent tools for visualizing, documenting, sharing, and ultimately understanding how various factors affect the supply chain.
A decision in the Apple v. Samsung patent case has been announced, and most see it as a decisive victory for Apple. There is now a lot of debate on what the consequences will be for companies and consumers alike.......Read More
The small business remains a powerful driver of economies and provides employment for millions. One well-known manufacturing strategy for businesses of all sizes is "buy commodities, but sell brands."
Growing economies can be a springboard for improving the corporate bottom line. But effectively tapping into these markets has implications for a company’s business strategy, supply chain network, and risk management capabilities.......Read More
After more than half a century of extensive use around the world, material requirements planning still is the definitive solution for manufacturing companies. New approaches have supplemented the methodology, but they have not replaced it. ......Read More
There is no simple checklist for surviving and thriving in the internet age, but current trends can help in the near term. For example, customers are expressing their likes and dislikes and expecting businesses to respond.......Read More
Shortage gaming is the unethical practice of limiting production to force higher prices. It’s illegal in many countries with regulations on price fixing and production manipulation.......Read More
Paired-cell overlapping loops of cards, or POLCA, was created as an alternative to kanban. Kanban is not intended to operate in environments of low volume or custom products, but POLCA is designed specifically to meet these needs.......Read More
After evaluating strategic concerns, the choice to outsource should take into consideration the responsibilities and risks associated with potential human rights violations, safety issues, and poor working conditions.......Read More
Frequent supply disruptions are challenging and frustrating, and they make it difficult to focus attention where it belongs. Breaking the cycle requires a proactive approach wide in scope.......Read More
Building a supply chain map is easy; determining what to do next is what brings value. One tool for identifying opportunities across supply chain activities is the extended value stream map.......Read More
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