4 Strategies to Consider When Evaluating Your Distribution Center

Feb 27, 2013 No Comments

Earlier this month, I was reading through the details of November 2012 research by Intermec and Vanson Bourne about distribution center and warehouse productivity. Within the study, there were a couple of statistics that stood out to me: Mid-sized warehouses with around 50 workers lose approximately 3,000 hours a year due to workforce inefficiencies; 30 […]

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Technology Strategies Merchants Can Learn from Distribution Centers

Oct 15, 2012 No Comments

Software vendor JDA recently provided estimates that e-commerce channels will account for 9% of total retail sales by the year 2015. While this is still years away, some retailers are investing in in-store fulfillment functionality today to answer the coming demand. Macy’s, the U.S.-based department store chain, is now working to outfit about one-third of […]

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Supply Chain Management for Your Business

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

The goal of any business is to obtain the maximize return on investment. Every investor needs to find the best ways to run the business for better returns to become a manageable reality. This can be controlled by the traditional business functions including production, human resource management, financial management and supply chain management are the […]

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Manufacturing a Better Economy [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 18, 2012 No Comments

Do you remember how long the economy has been like this? Good news! In April 2012, lots of indicators show sign of recovery. Let’s find out how promising the overall economy will be from this informative infographic. Learn more about Fishbowl’s Manufacturing Software.

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Looking to Discuss Sustainability with Supply Chain Leadership? Start Here

Apr 11, 2012 No Comments

Both consumers and Wall Street shareholders are demanding supply chains to become more sustainable. How can supply chain’s move beyond simply “greenwashing” and developing integrated networks that drive results through sustainability efforts? Organizations have to ensure they are discussing sustainability — from cradle to grave. Here are the questions that supply chain leaders need to […]

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History of Logistics and Supply Chain Management [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mar 18, 2012 No Comments

Logistics and Supply Chain Management is one of the most popular best practices used to reduce costs and improve service to customers. Anyway, logistics and scm is full of buzzwords and evolution of this discipline is not pretty clear. For example, who coins the term “Supply Chain Management” or “Lean Manufacturing”. Recently I have reviewed and gathered […]

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Send Your Supply Chain to Boot Camp – Gain Efficiency with a Military Strategy

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

While the military may not always run like a well-oiled machine during regular days, service personnel know how to rise to the challenge when called to do so. The tactics they use can provide excellent supply chain training for businesses of all kinds. In fact, the veterans of our era are in-demand when it comes […]

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Where to Study the Supply Chain?

Mar 07, 2012 No Comments

In the below post you will be able to find links to some websites that are ranking the top SCM schools in the US. They do differ to an extent but Penn State, MIT, Michigan State are always in the conversation. Where did you study? Do you disagree with these rankings? Let us know @SupplyChainObsv. […]

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Logistics Job-Postings Up 24 Percent–What Jobs are in Demand?

Feb 17, 2012 No Comments

Earlier this month, Wanted Analytics announced that job postings for supply chain positions were up 24% over the same 90-day period last year. Great news for the supply chain! But what jobs are in high demand?I went out and interviewed a number of academics, industry professionals and recruiters to gauge what jobs are hot in the industry. […]

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Supply Chain Links of February 2012

Feb 16, 2012 No Comments

Half way through the month of February now and here is some of the top stories so far this month: Business Week – Container Rates Rebounding 29% as Cargo to U.S. Expands: Freight Chicago Business – How one small firm seized control of its supply chain EBN – Addressing Supply Chain Skill-Set Gap The Atlantic – Is Your Supply-Chain […]

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