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In recent years, the rise of omni-channel commerce and proliferation of digital channels have precipitated seismic shifts in consumer behavior. Customers who might have previously beenmotivated by brand loyalty are now faced with a superabundance of shopping options and limited time to navigate them – a scenario that promotes more carefully considered purchasing decisions in response to precise desires and requirements.
As digital commerce has transformed all commerce over the last decade, customers have been offered increasing control over their buying experience. Ease of use, mobility, and consumerization of technology has increased customer demand for curated and personalized experiences, whether it is business or consumer commerce. But where is the biggest gap in meeting these demands?
B2B companies everywhere are under heavy pressure to offer their customers and employees robust e-commerce capabilities that rival best-of-breed consumer-focused companies like Amazon.com and Dell. Whether buying books for themselves, computers for their family, or industrial parts for their employers – shoppers demand and expect the same features and performance from e-commerce systems.
The accessibility to real-time data for any sized logistics operation is critical. For years now, warehouse and distribution managers have turned to wireless barcode data collection systems for immediate access to inventory, purchase orders, and customer orders. But as the technology wheels have turned, those old devices have in large part gone by the way-side. Users have been left with little choice other than to move to more costly, complex devices that run a Windows® operating system.
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Many companies have either made — or are in the process of making — the transition from a regional, build-and-sell business model to a sell-anywhere, build-anywhere and source-anywhere business model. This globalization has led to dramatically increased supply chain complexity. The transition includes both new global sources of supply and new global sources of demand. In many cases, these demand and supply location decisions are interlinked as companies invest and create sources of supply in countries they also desire to become markets for their products.
More than a matter of statistical models, strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is actually managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting their products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses have the capabilities and vision to transform their inventory into a competitive advantage. Today — backed by technology and expertise from JDA — a number of forward-looking leaders are changing the very definition of inventory optimization. What lessons can your business learn?
Sometimes we forget the basics when thinking about inventory optimization, but as AMR Research and others have noted,organizations hold inventory for three basic reasons. First, because it takes time to make and move products, inventory is needed as work-in-process and in-transit material. Second, safety stocks protect companies against changes in demand, production yield and forecast errors. Third, inventory can, at times, protect companies against price increases and provide other economic advantages.
While globalization has resulted in many bottom-line benefits, it has simultaneously increased the level of complexity and uncertainty by which companies operate today, making the sales and operations planning (S&OP) process more critical to a company’s success than ever before. Companies now face a host of new business challenges – such as increased service level demand from retailers, shorter product lifecycles and global competition with cost pressure – and their position in the market is being defined by how quickly they can react to these challenges.
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Lean can be the vehicle to unlock profitability, growth, and customer and employee satisfaction for distributors. But to implement lean requires clarityof principles, so that all decisions made by the distributor favor a lean value stream. Download this guide for distributors now to learn how to implement and integrate lean into your business, with step-by-step procedures on how to successfully implement lean. Lean itself is a collection of simple, easy-to-understand concepts that can be applied by any size distributor. Lean comprises common-sense ideas that may not be visible to the naked eye, but once understood, offer obvious ways to improve businesses
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As companies continue to grow and expand, having access to consistent cash flow to fund day-to-day operations is critical. Traditional financing from banks or factoring companies comes with restrictive terms, including personal guarantees, all-asset liens and long-term contracts. Download this free Case Study from The Receivables Exchange and learn how a U.S. transportation service provider was able to get the business capital it needed through a flexible alternative to traditional financing.
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