You Want it When?

E-commerce is growing rapidly forcing traditional retailers to close stores, increase the E-commerce side of the business, adjust the way they deliver products and make many other changes.

Digital Manufacturing in the Industrial Internet of Things

Physical products can’t be produced digitally, but digital resources can and do support manufacturing in a big way. Although manufacturing has made use of computers for decades, ever more powerful systems, sophisticated software, the Internet, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have expanded the digital world of manufacturing . . .

Should you use standard mobile devices for mobile logistics?

An increasing number of companies are outfitting their vehicles with consumer-grade devices to keep in touch with drivers while they’re on the road. Although this approach is prolific and inexpensive this strategy has some risks.

Delivering customer value

The merger of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics with APICS illustrates the stature of these essential distribution resources. We depend on the effective functioning of the inbound and outbound supply chain in order to deliver customer value.

Regional Sourcing

Does your company do business in a local or regional market or do you focus on importing parts and materials while exporting products? If it’s the former, you may be ahead of your time.

Why have inventory?

Inventory is a fact of business life for every manufacturer, distributor, retailer or any other business that deals with a physical product. Acquiring, handling and managing inventory is a significant expense. Most businesses are constantly looking for ways to reduce inventory.

Vertical Integration (and the Extended Supply Chain)

When a manufacturer owns or controls its suppliers—often with the aim of managing availability, quality, and cost—that’s called vertical integration. While common practice a century ago, vertical integration has fallen out of favor …

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