BoB vs. ERP – Part 2: Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics

A common theme in the tier 1 and 2 landscape of supply chain execution management is the desire to “orchestrate and synchronize end-to-end business processes,” and that “warehousing and transportation are notable points of convergence” (source: Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems). Logically dovetailing this notion is the added realization that in order…

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Wholesale-Distributors Step Up to Play a Strategic Role in a Multi-channel World

The world of wholesale distribution has been changing. It used to be fairly simple, wholesale-distributors focused their attention on driving out costs in delivering for their customers. But increasing numbers of millennials are now involved in purchasing decisions and in fact more than a third are empowered to make their own. This new generation of…

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Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

There is no question that the automotive industry has seen rapid change and improvement over the past three years. To learn more about what is impacting the industry today, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher for Automotive Logistics magazine to get his insights for our Expert Insights series. Here is an excerpt…

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Insights from RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference: Top 3 Ways the Retail Revolution Impacts the Supply Chain

I was one of those fortunate enough to attend the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference – Logistics 2013 event in Orlando a few weeks back. When I call myself fortunate for attending I’m not just referring to leaving my home in Wisconsin for warmer temperatures in Orlando; I’m talking about the value gained from a…

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