Gartner Session Summary: Design and Implementation of S&OE Process to Deliver Business Benefits

What stood out most about last week’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was the emerging consensus around the importance of Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE). There were multiple sessions in the agenda on this topic, but the one that...

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The Surprising Secrets Behind Trader Joe's Supply Chain

Its founder called it the grocery store for “overeducated and underpaid people.” You’ve probably only heard of Trader Joe’s if you have one within a 30-mile radius (or if you have out-of-town friends who rave about it). Ever thought about how...

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3 Things to Remember if You Want a Winning Last Mile Logistics Strategy

With the biggest gift-giving season of the year upon us, last-minute gift buyers (you know who you are) are scrambling to buy the perfect presents for their loved ones. For many, that means placing online orders and crossing their fingers that...

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Supply Chain Best Practices: The Flexible Supply Chain

In a world where market trends are fast-evolving and unpredictable, companies must be able to respond to disruptions and changing customer whims on a dime. This requires the ability to flexibly reallocate inventory based on demand, and quickly...

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption...

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Traceability

Sustainability and traceability go hand-in-hand. When the lifecycle of a good can be tracked from source to point-of-sale, businesses and their customers have both the tools and the incentive to act responsibly. We’re taking a look at what it...

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Cybersecurity

Today's world runs on complex networks of intelligent technologies that enable quick innovation and the efficient movement of goods. But with increasing interconnectedness, companies need to fortify their cybersecurity plans. And given the highly...

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Supply Chain Best Practices: The Customer-Obsessed Supply Chain

Until recently consumers were willing to wait as long as they had to, to get their hands on hyped-up products offered by the hottest brands. They had no choice. But the business landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade. Amazon Prime...

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Strategic Partnerships

Even in the age of digitization, technology is not a silver bullet; modern supply chains remain highly dependent on human relationships in order to stay moving.

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