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Grocery Supply Chains Facing Major Challenges From Shifting Consumer Preferences

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Grocery stores are seen as a regular staple of life, a retailer visited more frequently than most others by a wide variety of consumers spanning many age groups, income levels and other demographics. However, recent market trends, frequently tied to the emergence of millennials as independent consumers, indicate that many aspects of supermarket operations need to change to create more effective, value-generating relationships with these shoppers.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

Business Ethics Has Growing Impact on Customer Purchasing, Supply Chain Concerns

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Nov 14, 2016

The pattern of consumers valuing sustainable and ethical decisions made by companies is nothing new in the business world. The notable shift involving this long-term trend has to do with how many consumers are either passively influenced by information about sustainability or actively seek out such data before making purchasing decisions.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

3 Ways to Prevent Lost Inventory with Track and Trace Software

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Nov 11, 2016

When inventory goes missing, it negatively impacts compliance, efficiency and profits. As Entrepreneur noted, there are risks for losing items at any point along the supply chain, whether due to errors in counting or a dishonest worker. For that reason, it's vital to have reliable processes and equipment in place to track shipments, administer audits or recalls and ensure more reliable inventory at every step.
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Topics: Inventory Management

Advice for Guiding Your Supply Chain Through an Emergency

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Nov 9, 2016

Emergencies are an eventual fact of life in the business world. Even the most prepared company can encounter unforeseen circumstances and crises that test its ability to communicate about the issue effectively, fix the problem and maintain a positive perception among customers, employees and other stakeholders. The supply chain is often critical to the success of such efforts, and businesses need to ensure they're ready to respond if a serious issue arises.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

Expert Predictions for the Future of Supply Chain Management

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Nov 2, 2016

Nothing in the business world stays the same forever. Even in periods of relative quiet, there are small changes that add up and eventually push workflows, processes, equipment and other critical assets into their next, more advanced iteration. The supply chain, as a concept in general and in practice for individual businesses and markets, isn't immune to these developments.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

Truck Companies Slash Fleets

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Nov 2, 2016

In the latter half of 2016, major trucking companies have been cutting their fleets down to size, a consequence of volatility in shipping demand. The Wall Street Journal reported that Werner Enterprises, Covenant Transportation Group and Swift Transportation were among the leading shippers that took hundreds of trucks out of service. By bringing down the capacity of the supply chain, the companies are striving to drive up prices for their services.
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Topics: Inventory Management

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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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