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Supply Chain Visibility and Behavior – A Journey to Value Innovation

Supply Chain Visibility and Behavior – A Journey to Value Innovation Companies strive to capture greater visibility and behavior analysis to enhance performance of their end-to-end supply chains.  Most are a few years into their journey of building and buying solutions to deliver the promise of true global real-time visibility.  The challenge lies in tying together disparate enterprise, ecosystem, and external data and applications, processes, functions, and assets.  The challenge is made more complex because…
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Top 3 Reasons Shipper’s Visibility Isn’t Good Enough

Top 3 Reasons Shipper’s Visibility Isn’t Good Enough Despite a variety of visibility options available to Shippers, many claim the visibility they have is not good enough to meet their needs. When you unpack the reasons why, a clear pattern in their responses emerges. These are top 3 reasons they cite: 1. It’s not actionable – Many early adopters of ‘off the shelf’ or DIY visibility solutions have come to know that a blinking dot…
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Fight Back Against Chargebacks

Fight Back Against Chargebacks – How suppliers can improve service and avoid chargebacks Chargebacks (aka deductions) occur when a retailer is prevented from receiving and processing an inbound order from a supplier according to plan (aka the service level agreement between them and their supplier). When this occurs, the retailer will pay the supplier less than the agreed upon amount on the invoice to minimally offset the pain caused by the disruption to their operation…
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Supply Chain Risks Insight and Management

Supply chain risks are everywhere, waiting to cause the next business disruption.  Supply Chain risks include any event or activity that can affect the timely production, transportation, quality and delivery of goods in safe and saleable condition, or affect the costs of production, transportation and storage, or disrupt other elements of the planning and execution of those activities.  In addition, there are risks regarding human safety, legal and regulatory issues, intellectual property rights, counterfeit products,…
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Digital Supply Chain Transformation – Three Proven Use Cases

Business leaders are aggressively investing in Digital Transformation initiatives to further automate and streamline global operations.  Industry hype has translated into practical solution deployments focused on delivering improved customer experience, revenue, cost and cash outcomes to the business. With companies committed to digitally transforming their operations, we find organizational approaches spanning broad transformation (i.e. digitizing order-to-cash insights) to narrow transactional focused projects (i.e. track and trace of shipments and purchase order insights).  In both cases,…
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