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Need Help Eliminating Supply Chain Risk?

Need Help Eliminating Supply Chain Risk?

Improve Relationships with your Customers and Suppliers Communication is key to any relationship whether it is with family, friends or your business customers and suppliers. The supply chain faces many challenges: pandemics, natural disasters, economic disruptions,...

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Fixing the Supply Chain – Reallocation of Resources

Fixing the Supply Chain – Reallocation of Resources

Today’s labor shortages are making it more difficult to find and keep the right people. Many companies have plans to automate manual processes, but are challenged to complete these projects because of limited resources. There are many benefits to automation...

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Fixing the Supply Chain – Better Customer Service

Fixing the Supply Chain – Better Customer Service

Today’s world is faced with inflation, labor shortages, high oil prices, and many other variables that can contribute to delays and over-worked customer service departments. Companies that still rely on manual processes in their back-office lose time and money....

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Supply Chain Management – Prioritize and Implement

Supply Chain Management – Prioritize and Implement

TealBook research results found that 74% of procurement professionals are concerned their company isn’t in the position to leverage supplier relationships to drive innovation. Why? I’m not sure I can answer that question, but I can possibly give you a place to start...

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Supply Chain Management – Survey Your Suppliers

Supply Chain Management – Survey Your Suppliers

TealBook research reports that 57% of procurement leaders reply on manual entry for supplier data, resulting in inefficiencies and a large strain on resources. Manual entry also results in keying errors, which can increase your costs. How? If your supplier changes...

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Supply Chain Management – Visibility is the Key to Success

Supply Chain Management – Visibility is the Key to Success

According to the TealBook, 77% of procurement leaders believe they are not prepared for future disruptions in the Supply Chain. They still do not have visibility into their supply chain information. Many companies have implemented the purchase order and invoice to be...

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Fixing the Supply Chain – Engage with Your Suppliers

Fixing the Supply Chain – Engage with Your Suppliers

You may be keeping up with your customers’ requests to implement more documents electronically, but do you have all the information you need to improve your supply chain? Where are the goods you need to support your supply chain? Are they in your supplier’s warehouse,...

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Fixing the Supply Chain – Managing Your Backlog

Fixing the Supply Chain – Managing Your Backlog

Overall, automating your warehouse, your manufacturing process, or investing in robotics are excellent ways to assist you in fixing your supply chain. But where do you start and at what cost? Even with the emerging technologies, companies still need more accurate...

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Fixing the Supply Chain – Overwhelmed with the Options

Fixing the Supply Chain – Overwhelmed with the Options

There are many options and opinions on how to fix the supply chain. Emerging technologies, ranging from Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) has helped companies weather the disruptions. However, even with the emerging technologies, most...

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Supply Chain Trends for 2022 – 2023

Supply Chain Trends for 2022 – 2023

In 2022 – 2023 companies are looking to emerging technologies to streamline their supply chain. For example, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are a few of these technologies. In 2019 alone, North American companies spent $869M...

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Supply Chain Trends for 2022 – 2023

Supply Chain Trends for 2022 – 2023

In a recent article on Financesonline, it stated that 62% of companies have limited visibility of their supply chain, 17% have extensive visibility and 15% have visibility only on their production. Disruptions in the supply chain, cost of fuel and shorter product life...

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Supply Chain Trends for 2022 – 2023

Supply Chain Trends for 2022 – 2023

The ongoing pandemic will continue to cause disruptions in the global supply chain. However, it's had some positive effects. Companies are now looking at ways to improve their processes and gain more visibility into their suppliers information, especially ones coming...

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Supply Chain – Loss of Revenue

Supply Chain – Loss of Revenue

Everywhere you look, the global supply chain is a mess and shortages of everything from fuel to food and toys are driving prices higher. While it may be easy to point the finger at the pandemic, it only deserves partial blame. Companies are trying to replenish...

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Supply Chain – Loss of Favorite Vendor Status

Supply Chain – Loss of Favorite Vendor Status

At the National Retail Federation’s Annual State of Retail & the Consumer virtual event, the NRF expects retail sales to grow from 6% to 8% this year. This is down from last year’s record-setting 14% growth, but well ahead of the pre-pandemic average of 3.7%. This...

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Supply Chain – Incurring Fines and Fees

Supply Chain – Incurring Fines and Fees

Supply chain woes will continue to plague the US. Depending on which expert you listen or what article you read, they predict it could take anywhere from 6-8 months to years to improve. Changes in the supply chain are causing companies to look internally for ways to...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Innovate E-Commerce

Celebrating 25 Years of Innovate E-Commerce

Twenty-five years ago on April 2, 1997, I woke up to the first official day of Innovate E-Commerce. Remembering what the world was like back then, Beanie Babies were the must-have toy, the Titanic was the #1 movie, and the Green Bay Packers were the Super Bowl...

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Supply Chain Disruptions – Plan Ahead

Supply Chain Disruptions – Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead The pandemic supply chain disruptions exposed the weakness in the supply chain. However, there will always be challenges that will continue to plague industries. From ransomware attacks, severe storms, and natural disasters, they will strike at any time....

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Supply Chain – Information, Information, Information

Supply Chain – Information, Information, Information

Information, Information, Information According to a recent survey from Oracle, about 82% of Americans were negatively impacted by the supply chain issues in 2021 and 80% cut ties with their favorite brands due to delays and shortages. Shortages and delays will...

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Supply Chain – Integrate Your Systems

Supply Chain – Integrate Your Systems

Integrate Your Systems In the Food Logistics article (Oct 27, 2020) "The Future of Grocery is here and it’s Automated" stated that the grocers that fail to adapt by investing in technology will lose their competitive edge. Before purchasing new technology; updating,...

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