Friday, May 17, 2013
The fast-changing demands and whims of consumers are perhaps most
apparent in the retail industry: One week, an item may be in style
or trending – and then what seems like just days later, sales fall
and consumers have moved on to something new. To keep up, retailers
need a supply chain that helps...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Bain & Company teamed up with the World Bank to examine the top
global supply chain barriers that impeded business around the
world, and identify global best practices for each. Market access,
telecom and transport infrastructure, border administration and
business environment are the most common...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Deloitte just released the results of a cost survey of Fortune 100
companies. It found that although businesses are continuing to cut
costs in any way they can, the strategy for cost-cutting has
shifting away from mere survival to one of driving growth.
Interestingly, the survey found growing...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Supply chain management is becoming more global and complex, and in
addition to rising customer expectations, companies must reassess
priorities to stay efficient. In a recent video interview,
SupplyChainBrain reports on three priorities for supply chain and
logistics technology: Ensure visibility...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The benefits of supply chain and logistics technology are well
known: Automation and speed increase, assets are used more
efficiently, costs are lowered and customer satisfaction improves.
But what’s far more difficult – and less understood – is
determining which technology to invest in order to...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Our own Chuck Fuerst and Dan Radunz contributed commentary on
supply chain management to this month’s Food Logistics magazine. In
the cover story about warehouse automation, Fuerst is quoted on the
success of HighJump’s App Station. In the article “Six Ways WMS Can
Improve Operations,” Radunz...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Chuck Fuerst’s latest commentary on the Logistics Viewpoints
site discusses the macro-level lifestyle trends influencing supply
chain management and software solutions. The consumerization of IT
has changed how the entire business world interacts with data. This
holds true for the supply chain...
Friday, March 15, 2013
HighJump’s senior vice president of product strategy and
development, Dan Radunz, was asked to participate in a roundtable
discussion of supply chain software challenges and solutions. That
discussion can be found in Part 1 and Part 2 on Manufacturing
Business Technology’s website. Dan notes some of...
Friday, March 1, 2013
In Inbound Logistics, our own Chuck Fuerst recently discussed how
3PLs can make their business more attractive to current and
potential clients by proactively responding to market demands and
distinguishing themselves in a commoditized logistics industry. For
example, providing clients access to...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A recent SupplyChainBrain article reported on “supply chain
segmentation” with Chris Gordon of Wipro Technologies explaining
the idea and its benefits. Companies segmenting supply
chains based on category are common, though the less common
approach is the “cost to serve” concept. This is when a...