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Manufacturing outsourcing has become a global phenomenon as more and more companies continue to join the bandwagon. Lowering costs, servicing local markets, reducing order cycle times, focusing on core competencies and more importantly, maximizing return on investment have been...

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the alignment between product design and the supply chain and to identify how this alignment impacts on a firm's supply chain responsiveness and resilience. An in-depth case study methodology was adopted to uncover the strategies...

Today it is evident that companies are largely competing on their supply chains. inventory optimization has evolved into a portfolio of best practices that impacts both the working capital on the company’s balance sheet and the top line on the income statement.

With the advent of new technologies, a changing geopolitical context and ever more pressing concerns about sustainability, are we seeing the emergence of a new form of globalisation?   At the IfM's annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, leading...

The evolution of business networks is transforming how organizations conduct business commerce. Ardent Partners research shows that more companies are using business networks more frequently and achieving greater results from their usage. Business networks lead to increased...

Bans and restrictions can grow into serious trade barriers unless businesses keep track of them and efficiently integrate them into their business processes. This is especially true in global trade, where compliance with complex national and international rules and...

What is the secret to building a prosperous, value-driven procurement organization? A holistic procurement transformation™ (HPT), and the right balance between your business and your people.

We sat down with Marcell Vollmer, Ariba’s chief operating officer, to get his take on SAP’s business network strategy, how the Ariba Network fits in and, most importantly, how it will benefit you.Spend a few minutes with this Q&A to learn…-...

As a supply chain manager, you certainly have your hands full these days. You’re charged with finding ways to boost profits and competitive advantage, even while cycle times are shrinking and customers are demanding faster product development and delivery.To...

How's your business's commerce health? Need some improving? Businesses must tap flexible solutions that enable them to access the resources they need -- as they need them -- to collaborate more efficiently and effectively with their trading partners. This little book helps you...


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Today’s omni-channel marketplace means competition is increasing, consumers are demanding more relevant products, inventory lifecycles are shorter and fulfillment is incredibly complex. Business conditions are constantly changing, which means you need the flexibility to adapt quickly and continu...

Warehouse Management Systems are Critical for Customer-Centricity in the Post-COVID 19 Era

As e-commerce growth is continuing at a rapid pace, companies are having to rapidly change their logistics footprint (both operational and physical) and fulfillment to match rising customer expectations. As we move in...


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PPG INDUSTRIES, LTD.

Company Established in 1883, PPG Industries manufactures protective and decorative coatings, sealants, adhesives, metal pretreatment products, flat glass, fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiberglass products, and...

The role of strategic purchasing and supply management in risk management

Value generators and value protectors. Procurement’s profile in organisations is on the increase. A wider spend remit is being influenced and internal barriers are being broken. Some of the most valuable assets the...


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