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Target Hires New Inventory Management Leader to Revamp Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Change in management almost always signals an adjustment for the business as a whole. Target Corporation will soon be undergoing that transformation with its latest hire. According to a company press release, the big-name retail chain recently added Benjamin Cook, the former logistics and supply chain head at Apple, to its team. Cook's first day was on July 24, 2016 in Minneapolis at the company's headquarters.
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Topics: Inventory Management

Learn How One Coca Cola Plant is Going Green in the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Aug 29, 2016

More companies are restructuring their supply chain management processes to better meet sustainability standards. In this effort, industry leaders who have already established eco-friendly practices and successfully reduced their carbon footprints often pave the way for other businesses. One such manufacturer is Dunkirk's Coca Cola European Partners bottling plant.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Inventory Management

How to Achieve a Digital Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The use of technology in business endeavors isn't just an advantage; it's a necessity. This is especially true along the supply chain, where changing consumer demands, extreme weather and strict regulations have made the production and distribution process more complex than ever. Company leaders must leverage what's called a digital supply chain to remain successful.
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Topics: ERP Software, Voice Recognition Software

Tips for Balancing Consumer Demand, Inventory Management and Company Costs

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Customers expect to be well cared-for throughout all shopping experiences. As Business Insider explained, technology companies have already created an "on-demand economy," with the population becoming used to the instantaneous effects of e-mails and text messages. Supply chain management strategies must continue to increase efficiency in order to deliver products in a timely manner.
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Topics: Inventory Management, ERP Software

Cyber Security in the Supply Chain a Top Priority Among Business Leaders

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Aug 17, 2016

One of the most important aspects of managing a supply chain is ensuring there is a consistent supply. A single point of failure can throw off an entire system's balance. Many companies now seek to diversify and expand supply chains to prevent the halt of goods, but that poses its own risks. According to the 2016 Manufacturing Report conducted by Sikich, only 1/3 of manufacturers conduct testing on a regular basis to ward off cyber threats.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Inventory Management

A Look at the Supply Chain Challenges at the Games in Rio

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Aug 16, 2016

The games in Rio are underway, which means supply chain management strategies are in full swing. From transporting athletes across the globe to ensuring supplier efforts are environmentally friendly, those in the supply chain have a lot to consider. Making these processes even more challenging is the fact that the games in Rio are a one-time event, meaning supply chains can't adapt over time.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software

Walmart Embraces New Technology To Revolutionize Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Aug 15, 2016


Walmart is implementing drone use in their distribution centers.
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Topics: Inventory Management

Volvo Drives Growth with New Assembly Plant in South Carolina

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Aug 12, 2016

In the automobile manufacturing game, the secret to scoring success is equipping oneself for the future. Volvo is aiming to do that by opening its first North American assembly plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina. According to Assembly, the Swedish automaker announced in May 2015 that it planned to build a factory in Berkeley County, scheduled to be up and running by 2018.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

AIAG and Wayne State University Announce Supply Chain Education Initiative

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Detroit, America's automotive manufacturing headquarters, is working to revolutionize the industry once again. Wayne State University has announced a partnership with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to develop degree and certificate programs for automotive supply chain industries. The Global Automotive Purchasing Supply Chain Network, or "Gap-Scan" will provide education opportunities to community college, undergraduate, graduate, and adult continuing education students, helping participants build the skill set to be active in the auto supply chain industry.
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Topics: Field Applications, Inventory Management

What Supply Chains Can Learn From Switzerland

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Aug 8, 2016

Many companies learn from other industry leaders and apply their ideas to reach business success. In supply chain management, all eyes are on Switzerland. FM Global recently released its annual Resilience Index, and this European country came out on top.
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Topics: Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance

Tips for Managing Supplier Relationships

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Aug 3, 2016

Successful relationships are key to effective supply chain management. All the cogs and wheels must work together to create one well-oiled machine. Perhaps most vital is the connection with suppliers. Higher integration of this facet of the supply chain can lead to better outcomes, including customer satisfaction, cost reduction and overall efficiency.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software

Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Aug 1, 2016


Artificial intelligence is making its way into supply chain management.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, Voice Recognition Software

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Digital technology is disrupting traditional operations and now every business is a digital business. The impact on supply chain management is particularly great. The digital supply network is more connected, intelligent, scalable and rapid.

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