What do Nike and Chipotle Have That Your Business Needs? Customization.

Customized products require a customized supply chain. We explain the benefits to mass customization and share some tips to ease up the process.

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Elementum Reports: The Most Transformative Supply Chain Technologies of the Year (So Far)

At the start of 2018, we predicted the trends and technologies that would have the greatest impact on the global supply chain. And as the year speeds into its second half and supply chains hurry to catch up with it, companies are continuously...

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Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

All businesses are bound to experience some bumps in the road in the course of their corporate existence. From the logistical challenges in smaller companies to the complexities in supply chains as they grow and mature into a full-blown...

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Infographic: The Need to Digitize

It’s the 21st century. If technology isn’t doing the bulk of the heavy lifting for your supply chain, then you’re doing something wrong. 

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Cutting Down Deforestation in Supply Chains

Palm oil, cocoa, beef. They are all weekly, if not daily, parts of the average American’s diet. Yet when not sourced carefully, they’re also some of the biggest threats to the world’s forests.

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China Ramps up Production of Generic Medicine

Last year, China boasted the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market. Recently, the country has taken steps to boost investments in its generic pharmaceuticals sector. How could a new flood of cheap, mass-produced generics from China affect...

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Reducing Food Waste

Last weekend was one of the country's biggest BBQ blowouts, and you can bet that a lot of that food will go to waste. But it's not just national pig-outs that lead to large amounts of food eventually hitting the landfills. Food waste is a...

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Marijuana Goes Mainstream: The Dynamic Supply Chain(s) of a Budding Industry

California’s Prop 64 marked a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows. As the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital, many say that California is poised to lead the development of the...

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Fast Fashion's Inventory Woes: 3 Ways Retailers Can Stay in Business

Since the 1990’s, when little-known clothing retailer Zara announced it could take a garment from concept to rack in just 15 days, “fast fashion” has captured the minds of consumers. Brands like Zara, H&M, and Forever 21 peddle cheap clothing—and...

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