Archive – August 2017

Myth 10: It’s Better (And Safer) to Maintain the Status Quo

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  • Aug. 28, 2017

Supply chain optimization moves slowly. Under typical optimization strategies, improvements are made incrementally and assessed to determine their overall impact on business performance. With this as the norm, it’s understandable that risk averse supply chain executives are given pause by new solutions that completely change the way that operators view their supply chains. It feels safer to maintain the status quo—but when areas of inefficiency or opportunities to optimize exist, the status quo can be more harmful than helpful.

Myth 9: Multi-Party Means Multi-Platform

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  • Aug. 22, 2017

The days of in-house supply chain are over. These days, a successful, global manufacturing and distribution strategy requires multiple parties almost by definition. So, any effective supply chain optimization solution must take all parties into account, including raw goods suppliers, distribution centers, manufacturers, freight forwarding and final-mile delivery partners, and whomever else handles your inventory.

Myth 8: It’s Difficult to Remove Supply Chain Silos

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  • Aug. 21, 2017

Traditional logistics tell us that it’s difficult—or impossible—to eliminate each silo in the supply chain. Every supplier is different with its own unique standards of conduct, definitions of performance, and internal data to report how inventory is handled.

Myth 7: In-house Is Faster and Cheaper

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  • Aug. 7, 2017

It sounds beneficial, on paper, to keep processes “in-house” for any enterprise. In-house workflows would seem to correlate with greater control, and they leverage existing resources.

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