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UPS report finds generational buying preferences are changing the traditional industrial model.

UPS report finds generational buying preferences are changing the traditional industrial model.

As the demographics of industrial buyers shift, businesses must adapt to accommodate evolving customer demands and preferences by offering faster, more customer-focused services.

The fourth UPS  (NYSE:UPS) Industrial Buying Dynamics study revealed how a new wave of buyers is shaping the industrial buying landscape today.

“The rise of Millennials in the workplace ushers in a new era that challenges long-standing industry norms,” said Brooke Yamini, Vice President of Marketing Operations at UPS. “Not only do these young, tech-savvy customer


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04 Dec 2019
Airport logistics and the truth behind baggage handling
 

Travelling is my ultimate passion. Even when it’s just a quick trip, setting up a routine in a different city or country helps me to think out-of-the-box as different cultures can have very different aspects of daily living. Walking in the streets of a new city is a perfect workout for my brai

 
Ilyas Kucukcay
Kinaxis

04 Dec 2019
Is Your ERP Hurting Your Sales and Operations Planning?
 

Is your ERP working for you? Or against you? Sometimes businesses can get so entrenched in “how we’ve always done things” that they don’t see how the old ways are actually hindering their forward progress. And when it comes to a smoothly functioning sales & operations pla

 
Jesse Kelber
Flexis

29 Nov 2019
What Is Supply Chain Visibility (and Why Should You Care)?
 

As of a 2017 survey, just 6% of companies felt they had reached supply chain visibility. Elsewhere, nearly a fifth of companies listed visibility as their number one operational challenge (it ranks the third highest priority overall), but more than 60% admitted that they didn’t use any technol

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

28 Nov 2019
How Industry 4.0 Will Impact Your Supplier Relationships
 

Depending on your background, when you were a child your parents might have told you that your Christmas presents came from Santa Claus. From a supply chain planning perspective, this would have made things difficult for you, since your only source of information was fairly opaque, and you had littl

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

28 Nov 2019
The Top 5 KPIs Every Inventory Manager Should Track
 

Is your boss starting to ask uncomfortable questions? Like what your average order cycle time is? Or what the latest shrinkage numbers are? Sounds like it’s time to line up your metrics and develop a solid plan for tracking and reporting to management.    No matter where your c

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis


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Last update 5 Dec 2019
November PMI at seven-month high amid stronger upturn in new orders
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United States 


Retail

The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...


Transportation management: focus on last-mile or global systems?

Should you standardize your many business units on a new, globally-implemented transportation management system (TMS), or do you let each business unit or region control its own TMS technology decisions? The best answ...


Education
 
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Jan
2020
Category Management: Analyze the Data, Strategize your Plan, Deliver Big Results
     Phoenix, AZ
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Jan
2020
Legal Foundations of Supply Management: The Basics You Need to Succeed
     Nashville, TN
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Jan
2020
Supply Chain Logistics: Inventory Management, Warehousing and Transportation
     Las Vegas, NV
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Feb
2020
Fundamentals of Purchasing: The Building Blocks of World-Class Professionalism
     Orlando, FL
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Feb
2020
Supplier Relationship Management for Collaboration, Impact and Business Success
     Atlanta, GA

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Resources
 
MADEL: Roadmap to Industry 4.0: Planning & Scheduling in the personal & home care industry

Established in 1977 Madel Spa, is a leading Italian manufacturing company specialized in products for home & personal care. Madel’s mission is the capability to create high-quality and environmentally sustai...

What Do We Really Know About What We Know? The Nature of Relationship Governance in the Reverse Supply Chain

Inter-organizational relationships have received significant attention in the marketing channels literature (Anderson and Weitz, 1992; Mohr and Spekman, 1994; Morgan and Hunt, 1994). More recently, the supply chain liter...


International Agenda