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Sustainability Insights with Berry Global for Earth Day 2021

As we celebrate Earth Day (which turned 50 last year), the topic of sustainability becomes prevalent. There is a lot of terminology that falls under the category of sustainable, and some of it can be vague or confusing. Today, we’ll be learning by clarifying

Sustainability Insights with Berry Global for Earth Day 2021

As we celebrate Earth Day (which turned 50 last year), the topic of sustainability becomes prevalent. There is a lot of...

Plastic prices on the rise, and here’s why...

We’ve all read the letters, seen the news, and watched as raw materials of all kinds go on allocation or worse, become scarce for...

Keeping Home Offices Supplied with Essentials - And More!

Your business used to provide perks—a fancy coffeemaker, a gym membership, a mini-fridge stocked with free drinks, and more....

Conducting a PPAP Audit in an Age of Supply Chain Flexibility

Supply chain flexibility is this year's buzzword in the wake of COVID-19, but supply chain quality remains equally important. If...

How to Ship More Freight and Less Air

Times are tough, which means that it may be time to start looking at how you can cut costs. Here's one you may not have...

How is COVID-19 Continuing to Disrupt Supply Chains?

You'd think that the supply chain world would have adjusted to a new normal by now, but the virus keeps proving us wrong. From a...

How to Keep Warehouse Workers Safe in a Pandemic

No matter what happens, cargo needs to keep on moving. Because warehouse workers and other supply chain employees are essential,...

The Importance of Multiple Supply Chains

Maybe you've been working with one supplier for years, and it's gone just fine. Then, COVID-19 struck and disrupted most supply...

How to Keep Your Small Business Supplied Through COVID-19

COVID-19 forced 95 percent of the U.S. economy into shutdown earlier this year, spurring the largest unemployment rate (14.7%) in...

Greener Pastures: How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain

Do you want to create a sustainable supply chain? In the past, supply chains were often harmful, with high carbon footprints due...

How to Improve Supply Chain Cyber Security

As your supply chain continues to grow in complexity, there will be more threats to your security. Your network will encompass...

4 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2020

Which trends are set to change the world of supply chain management? 2020 is going to be an interesting year. Not only is the...

7 Important Tips to Optimize Your Freight Management

Your business is often only as strong as its freight management. Better freight management can make it possible for you to save...

How to Find Supply Chain Workers Amid a Labor Shortage

Times are tough for companies looking for supply chain workers. As Baby Boomers retire and more high school seniors are pursuing...

Supply Chain Shipping: Air or Ground?

Before you start optimizing your supply chain strategies, you need to choose a shipping method. There are three major shipping...

Ditch Outdated Tactics: How to Improve Supply Chain Management

It's time to ditch those outdated tactics. Supply chains tend to be large and unwieldy, and that leads many companies to avoid...

Holiday Orders: Keep Up With Supply Chain Fulfillment in Busy Season

With the holiday season coming, it's important to plan ahead. You need to know that your supply chain is going to be able to...

How Gen Z's Consumer Expectations Drive New Supply Chain Trends

Generation Z is coming of age. They're entering the workforce and becoming part of the economy. And that's driving many retailers...

What You Need to Know About Shipping to Puerto Rico

Shipping to Puerto Rico is more complex than it might seem. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, which means it's not an...

Sourcing Tips: How to Find the Right Food Service Supplies

It's important for any business to begin with the right suppliers — but it's even more important for those in the food services...

What to Look for in MRO Companies

Whether you're looking for a new MRO company or are interested in developing an internal MRO department, it's important to be...

Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch Out For

What are the current supply chain technology trends? As we enter the last half of 2019 (and cast our eyes on 2020), there are a...

How to Implement a Transportation Management System SAP

An advanced enterprise software solution, SAP can help optimize and improve upon the performance of a transportation management...

How to Keep Up with Rising Consumer Shipping Expectations

Two-day, one-day, and same-day shipping—it's becoming a trend. How can you match customer expectations when they keep rising?...

5 Tips to Cut Hotel Supply Chain Costs

In the hotel business, your profit is often controlled by your supply chain. The more you can cut your supply chain costs, the...

Hotel Asset Management Technology You Need to Optimize Operations

As a hotel, perfecting your operations is an ongoing job. The more you're able to fill gaps in your operations, the more value...

Can Banana Leaves Replace Traditional Plastic Packaging?

For many, it's an exciting new trend—even Forbes is jumping on the bandwagon. But it actually spans back hundreds, if not...

AI Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management—What You Need to Know

AI is already influencing the supply chain. From predictive analysis to reactive maintenance, artificial intelligence can be used...

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Procurement Consulting Agent

Does your business perform require procurement, shipping, and logistics? If so, you may be missing out by not hiring an...

Government Procurement Guide for Schools

Schools are often working within strict budgets, as well as guidelines and standards that they need to meet. Consequently, the...

5 Ways to Cut Hospital Supply Chain Links and Intermediaries

When it comes to healthcare and hospital supply chain management, there are many opportunities to save money, but it can be...

How Will 5G Technology Impact the Supply Chain?

5G technology is a new, advanced wireless communication system, which is slowly rolling out through 2019 and should become more...

Growing Old: How Aging Parts Can Lead to Supply Chain Disruptions

How old is your equipment? As your equipment ages, it can lead to significant supply chain disruptions—but it can be difficult to...

Instant Gratification: How Immediacy Has Become the Latest Supply Chain Trend

We live in an on-demand culture. Today’s customer expects to receive items that they purchase within a couple days, no matter...

Why is Blockchain the Next Big Thing in Supply Chain Innovation?

For the past few years, blockchain technology has been hitting the news regularly, being implemented in everything from real...

How Demand Forecasting Helps You Manage Inventory

As businesses scale, they need to investigate the accuracy of their inventory management and forecasting processes. Demand...

Emerging Trends: Elastic Logistics and Supply Chain Demand

How responsive is your organization's supply chain management? Is it able to resize itself on-the-fly to account for fluctuations...

How Cloud Technology is Transforming Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Cloud computing is expected to grow by 17.3% in 2019, its industry totaling $206.2 billion. Through cloud technology, companies...

How Machine Learning Helps Supply Chain Forecasting

When paired with the Internet of Things, machine learning can create a truly powerful system for supply chain forecasting....

How to Shift Your Logistics Management for Omnichannel Selling

Omnichannel selling is an approach to retail sales that is designed to give the customer seamless brand experiences, whether...

Modern Supply Chain Training: How Educational Opportunities Have Shifted

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, supply chain management and logistics is one of the most coveted...

More Than Earth-Friendly: 5 Benefits of a Sustainable Supply Chain

One of the most popular trends that the corporate world has seen in the last few years is environmental friendliness,...

How Technology Can Help Manage Supply Chain Disruptions

How does your organization manage supply chain disruptions? Supply chain disruption is at its highest rate in three years, and...

The Time is Now: A Customer-Centric Approach to Supply Chains

Behind the scenes and across many industries, supply chain management is changing. Approximately 60% of businesses have found...

What We Can Learn from Target's Supply Chain Strategy

Target is one of the largest retailers in the U.S., and for good reason. Their sales strategies, marketing efforts, and supply...

New Year's Resolution: Improving Your Supply Chain Operations

As the new year approaches, consider an audit of your existing supply chain management. Supply chain management is about more...

Why Supply Chain Visibility Will Be Key in 2019

Effectively managing your company's supply chain can lead to increased revenue and less expense on preventable problems. However,...

Improving Fleet Driver Safety: Better Transportation Logistics Management

A critical part of the manufacturing business is transportation logistics management. Commercial vehicles, especially large...

Managing Inventory in the Age of Grocery Delivery and Curbside Pickup

Digital communication is changing the way we connect, work, and shop. Grocery stores and big box stores are faced with the need...

Why Reverse Logistics Management Should Be a Priority

Today's consumers demand more flexibility and satisfaction than ever before. If they aren't happy with a product, they want to be...

Uncovering Hidden Supply Chain Costs (and How to Reduce Them)

Economic growth is occurring at a dizzying rate across a wide variety of industries. As consumers shift from shopping in-store to...

Rise of the Machines: Supply Chain Technology Brings Robots to Fulfill Orders

Holiday retail sales are beginning earlier than ever, which means that retailers need to be fully staffed earlier in the year as...

5 Ways to Reduce Costs With Your Hospital Supply Chain

With healthcare costs rising across the board, it's critical for hospitals to examine every area in which overspending may occur...

Exploring Career Options in Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management has seen an increase in complexity over the past few decades. No longer are supply chain managers just...

Go Digital: How Technology Improves the Food Service Supply Chain

In recent years, there's been a strong movement to eat more locally grown foods. People want to support local farmers and they...

How Strengthening Team Relationships Leads to Better Strategic Procurement

Strategic procurement teams must be able to work closely with many departments throughout the organization, while still keeping...

Supply Chain Planning for the Busy Holiday Season

Holiday spending accounts for over $650 billion every year in the United States alone. Many businesses make the majority of their...

When Disaster Strikes: Ensuring Access to Health and Safety Supplies

Managing a hospital supply chain can be challenging in and of itself. Add supply chain disruptions to the mix and challenging...

Expediting Recalls in the Food and Beverage Industry

Throughout the food supply chain, food supplies come from many places, travel for long distances, and are handled by many people....

6 Office Amenities that Make the Difference in a Tight Employment Market

With US unemployment at just 3.8%, companies have their work cut out for them when it comes to attracting (and retaining) the...

Your Supply Chain Needs a New Place to Put Plastic

In today’s regulated supply chain, the end of a product lifecycle is just as important as the beginning. Your manufacturing...

Eliminating Food Waste in the Agricultural Supply Chain

There’s nothing worse than when the food in your refrigerator goes bad. We’ve all been guilty of letting our leftovers hang out a...

The Future of the Supply Chain is More Warehouses, Everywhere

Over the last decade, there has been a flowering of e-commerce. Everyone is ordering everything online, and if you don’t have...

Smart Speakers Are Infiltrating Hotels – Will Room Service Ever Be the Same?

“Alexa, order fresh towels.” The next time you stay at a hotel, you may find yourself talking to a smart speaker instead of a...

Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Piloting Your Supply Chain Sooner Than You Think

The future of transportation is autonomous. Whether you’re shipping goods across the sea or across the highways, your products...

Why Communication is the Most Important Part of Your Supply Chain

One of the tricky things about managing a supply chain is that even the smallest problems don't happen in a vacuum. One issue at...

Why Brand Consistency is Critical in Your Supply Chain

To get an idea of just how important brand consistency is, think about your business like a restaurant. When someone comes into a...

Shipping Perishables vs. Non-Perishables: The Key Differences You Need to Understand

Perishable items are simply defined as anything that can "decay or go bad very quickly." This includes food, beverages, and...

How to Make Your Supply Chain More Eco-Friendly

Over the last few years, businesses in nearly every industry that you can think of have looked for new opportunities to create...

Think You're Too Small For a Supply Chain? Think Again

Just how important is your supply chain to your organization? In one word, very. According to one recent study, 79% of companies...

Which Season is Best For Supply Chains?

Every type of business has its seasons - which can be both positive and negative depending on which industry in particular that...

Will Robotics Emerging Technology Improve Logistical Efficiency?

 Yesterday’s science fiction is becoming far closer to reality as industries along the supply chain are dramatically increasing...

Evolution of the Warehouse: How it Adapted to E-Commerce and New Technology

You probably know that e-commerce sales have been soaring over the past few years. This website shows that retail e-commerce...

Eliminate Supply Chain Waste with New Technologies: Our Top Picks

If you had to make a list of all the concepts that supply chain managers absolutely hate, "waste" would undoubtedly be right at...

How Are New Tariffs Going to Influence the Global Supply Chain?

To say that tariffs and trade agreements can have an impact on the way the global supply chain operates is a massive...

Will Micro-Segmentation Be the Key to Future Success?

Most companies have volumes of data about the general buying categories of its customers. You likely have buyer personas for your...

Are Your Working Towards a Closed Loop Feedback Process? Here's Why You Should Start

In a traditional customer feedback process, a customer (usually one that is either very satisfied or very upset) will respond to...

What is Omnichannel Revenue Management and Why Should You Care?

There's an old saying that tells us that in the world of business, you need to go where your customers are. But due to the...

Where Have The Drivers Gone?

In the digital world that we're now living in where buying a particular product is as simple as clicking a computer mouse a few...

3 Supply Chain Services That Are Worth Outsourcing

It's true that the decision to outsource certain aspects of your supply chain services is a big one. But, in...

5 Signs You Need a Professional Supply Chain Analysis

Never underestimate the value of having an expert on your side. If your supply chain is struggling to meet its goals or seems to...

New Supply Chain Tech to Watch for in 2018

Technology is continuously growing and improving — and the supply chain industry can benefit from the many improvements that come...

3 Supply Chain Optimization Hacks to Start the New Year Right

To get the best start to the new year, successful supply chain companies need to focus on ways to optimize their supply chain...

Our Favorite Supply Chains of 2017

As technology changes the way that businesses operate in both the B2B and B2C realms, businesses have to quickly adjust their...

The Biggest Supply Chain Blunders of 2017

As 2017 reaches its final weeks, we reflect back on this year's blunders in supply chain planning. While basking in the afterglow...

Preventing Foodborne Illnesses: From Grocery Store to Leftovers

Cleanliness is the best tactic for preventing foodborne illness. While working in the food service industry, you've likely heard...

Every Day Supply Chain Management Wins To Be Thankful For

In many ways, a supply chain is more than just a series of processes - it's a living, breathing entity that needs to be...

[Infographic] Foodborne Illness Starts in The Kitchen

Each year, foodborne illnesses and diseases cause thousands of Americans to become sick, hospitalized, or even die. The most...

Stop Getting in Your Own Way - 3 Impediments to Supply Chain Success

Consider supply chain management the "B" in the ABC of your company’s business process, with A being your product and C the...

5 Tried and True Supply Chain Optimization Methods That Still Work

Technology and innovations play an undeniable role when it comes to supply chain efficiency, but that doesn't mean there's no...

Supply Chain Risk Management: It’s Time to Update Your Contingency Plan

In a lot of ways, a supply chain is almost like a living, breathing entity - something that negatively affects one area of the...

[Infographic] Where Are The Dirtiest Places in A Bed & Breakfast?

Bed & breakfasts combine the best aspects of hotels and restaurants: the comfortable cozy rooms and the tasty meals. But...

5 Ways to Secure Your Supply Chain From a Cyber Attack

While most businesses only have to deal with online threats, supply chains have an even tougher job. After all, there are often...

A Lesson From Dell: Ocean Trash & Your Supply Chain

Ever heard that saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure?" At Dell, they are taking those words an extra mile by...

Are Hiring Algorithms the Solution to Supply Chain Talent Gaps?

If your company has been struggling to find innovative, young employees to fill vacant positions, perhaps it's time to completely...

Will Your Supply Chain Ever Be Safe Again?

In the past few years, many high-profile cyber security breaches have affected large supply chains. Target saw 110 million...

Case Study: A Deep Dive Into Nestlé’s Supply Chain

When it comes to the food and beverage market, Nestlé dominates over the competition as the world's biggest company of its kind....

Find Out What Your Customers Really Want

Research shows consumers value companies that prioritize customer service, transparency, and providing excellent products. Those...

Supply Chain Optimization: Get Tax Season Ready With These 6 Tips

Tax season is still far off, but you can make doing your taxes much easier on yourself if you prepare properly for filing....

[Infographic] What's the True Cost of Going Back to School

When it comes to back-to-school shopping, you might think that parents are carrying the brunt of the financial burden. While...

Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?

Unilever has officially achieved zero waste, and now it wants to help other companies follow suit. But what exactly is zero waste?

Our 4 Favorite Summer Supply Chain Reads

Summer is here and you're on holiday from work - but that's no reason for your brain to take a poolside nap! When you're working...

Technology Update: What’s the Status on Self-Driving Cars?

The driverless car will certainly play an important role in your supply chain optimization within the upcoming years. Last year, ...

Achieve a Sustainable Supply Chain by Reducing Emissions

According to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a company's supply chain is responsible for four times the direct emission...

Do You Have an Ergonomic Office?

Within the United States, the National Safety Council (NSC) routinely checks the ergonomics of a workplace, even for employees...

5 Must-Have Steps in Your Active Shooter Drill

As active shooters in workplaces have become more and more common, it comes as no surprise that week 3 of the National Safety...

4 Dangerous Statistics You Need to Know About Fatigue in the Workplace

Week two of National Safety Month is all about worker fatigue. Fatigue in the workplace can have disastrous consequences,...

Stand Up to Falls: 6 Step Building Maintenance Safety Checklist

Before beginning any building maintenance and repair work, it's vital that you protect yourself against accidents. Slip and fall...

How Does the Internet of Things Influence the Supply Chain?

When most people think about the Internet of Things (IoT), they envision consumer-level products — usually wearable fitness...

The Sustainable Supply Chain: 3 Easy Ways to Paperless

Implementing sustainable supply chain practices is an essential part of cultivating a business for the twenty-first century. But...

Cybershoring and the Supply Chain: Your 3 Biggest Questions Answered

Cybershoring, or robotic automation within your supply chain, is a pressing topic of discussion all over the globe. Otherwise...

3 Tips for Placing the Customer at the Center of Your Hospitality Supply Chain

We hear it often, but it’s important to reiterate: whatever the customer wants, they get. Those words are never as true as they...

5 Procurement Management Tips for the New Kid on the Block​

The late John Wooden focused on fundamentals. In much the same way, any business seeking success in the procurement management...

Technology and Your Healthcare Supply Chain, What’s on the Horizon?

Despite all the recent hype surrounding healthcare policy, the fact remains that technology — not politics — will likely be the...

Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips

Considering the overall supply chain when making packaging decisions will help to reduce costs. Evaluating how packaging moves...

How to Optimize Your Indirect Supply Chain for Long Term Success

Although methods such as strategic sourcing have improved indirect supply chain performance, one could argue that these methods...

4 Tips to Reduce Food Waste in Your Hospitality Supply Chain

Food waste across the hospitality supply chain is quickly becoming a global crisis. According to the U.S. Food and Agriculture...

3 Tips for Navigating the Changing Landscape of Healthcare Procurement Management

With the current climate in Washington regarding the healthcare debate, inevitable changes in the U.S. system will affect every...

Lessons From the Front Line: 3 Hospitality Supply Chain Horror Stories

Hotel rooms run out of toilet paper. Customs officers hold avocados hostage without process. Questions arise about mystery meat....

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine

Supply chain management traditionally focuses on coordinating the flow of goods and services from suppliers to manufacturers, to...

3 Proven Methods for Supply Chain Automation

Supply chain management teams continually seek to increase efficiency and productivity while anticipating delays and changes in...

Is Your Supply Chain Working With or Against Mother Nature?

Severe weather conditions test the strength of any supply chain. Regardless of whether a forecast indicates the approach of a...

Supply Chain Optimization 101: How to Best Harness the Power of Big Data

You can’t open a major tech news site these days without encountering the words “big data.” Tech journalists have written...

Do You Have These 6 Must Have Supply Chain Managerial Skills?

Supply chain management is poised on the brink of a major seismic rift that will permeate every level of the sector.  The entire...

The Strategic Importance of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an important part of every organization, whether small or large. SCM is the active management of...

6 Things We've Learned from McDonald's Procurement Management

In the foodservice industry, there are few better examples of great procurement management than McDonald's. Excellent procurement...

4 Innovative Supply Chain Management Techniques

Innovation is at the heart of many kinds of success. For supply chain management, innovation means making a business more...

7 Deadly Commercial Food Packaging Mistakes

When most of us think about food safety, we think about how our food is produced: what pesticides were used in growing produce,...

6 Common Supply Chain Mistakes and How to Resolve Them

Successful supply chain management requires a company to recover from disruptions, which are a normal part of any business. The...

Down and Dirty: OSHA and Structured Sanitation in the Workplace

Sanitation generally refers to practices that prevent humans from coming into contact with agents of disease, such as...

2017: 6 Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is always evolving. In fact, the smartest techniques for supply chain optimization are always shifting,...

7 Hospital Inventory Management Techniques to Reduce Costs

Proper hospital inventory management can be tricky: administrators and healthcare supply chain professionals must make sure their...

Rethink Your Packaging Supplies: 3 Everyday Personalization Ideas

When Coca-Cola originally launched its “Share a Coke” campaign in 2013, the soft drink giant saw a huge boost in its already...

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies: How to Spot the Real Deal

With environmental concerns on the rise, eco-friendly cleaning supply alternatives have flooded the industry—in a good...

Procurement Consulting: 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Experience

The time has come to seek outside advice on your business matters. You've hired a procurement consultant, or are in the process...

3 Lessons from the Biggest Supply Chain Planning Mishaps Of 2016

2016 has been an eventful year for the supply chain industry. Several product recalls have made the news, and though many stories...

How to Digitize Your Healthcare Supply Chain Management

As healthcare organizations are being forced to cut costs and find ways to increase efficiency, the supply chain is one of the...

3 Common Supply Chain Growing Pains and How to Solve Them

One of the most common phrases we associate with supply chain planning is, famously enough, "supply and demand." However, what...

Driverless Trucks: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Since its launch in the 1980’s, autonomous cars have piqued the interests of automobile manufacturers and software developers....

4 Things We’ve Learned From Starbucks, The Queen of Quality Control

As in any other line of business, supply chain optimization is critical in almost every aspect of the food supply industry. The...

Supply Chain Analysis: Your Profitability and the Cost of Oil

Fluctuating oil prices are proving to be a substantial challenge among businesses in terms of planning their supply chain...

How to Implement an ERP System Like a Pro

As companies increase their revenue, branch into multi building locations, and expand globally, maximizing interrelated business...

3 Costs that are Secretly Sabotaging Your Strategic Procurement Budget

It’s a no brainer to examine costs associated with the goods and materials in your direct supply chain to discover ways to reduce...

Manufacturing Predictions: Clean Energy Reform and Your Supply Chain

With manufacturers using more than 30% of the nation’s energy, corporate sustainability and global warming have been hot issues...

A Look into 2026: Is a Supply Chain Robotics Takeover Inevitable?

  In a 2016 survey conducted by MHI and Deloitte, a logistics industry group, 35% of respondents said they’d already adopted...

Group Purchasing Organizations: More Than a Healthcare Opportunity

Historically, group purchasing organizations (GPOs) have been primarily utilized within the healthcare industry. In fact,...

The Connection Between Food Safety and Paid Time Off

In a recent survey by Harvard University, about 2/3 of adults with low paying jobs indicated that they go to work when they are...

[Infographic] Is Your Indirect Supply Chain Hurting Your Bottom Line?

When evaluating the efficiency of your manufacturing operations, the most commonly analyzed figures are the items needed to run...

3 Areas to Examine for Reducing Supply Chain Waste

When you are running a business, it's important to look for new ways to reduce waste. Whether you are evaluating alternative...

4 Steps to Uncover the Hidden Value in Your Indirect Supply Chain

Your indirect supply chain is a treasure trove of hidden extraneous spend. A frequent challenge with cutting the fat is figuring...

Optimization 101: The Indirect Supply Chain Explained

The benign term, "indirect", negates the vital impact improper resource allocation can have on a company's bottom line. Indirect...

Supplier Report Card: How Does Your Provider Measure Up?

To have the most reliable strategic procurement, you need a strong supplier on your team. Even if your supplier relationship is...

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Self-driving cars have been on many manufacturers’ minds since Google announced that it had mastered the technology in 2011. With...

4 KPIs to Measure the Success of Your New Sustainability Strategy

Whether you're trying to keep up with customer expectations or align with new industry standards, implementing a sustainability...

3 Questions to Ask Before Developing Your Strategic Procurement Strategy

Business is booming, and you’re enjoying explosive growth. That’s great…so what’s keeping you up at night? The fear that your...

How to Reduce HAI Infections With Strategic Procurement

There’s a running joke that a hospital is where you go to get sick. The reality, however, isn’t very funny. From hospitals to...

5 Skills You Need to Become a Procurement Management Guru

The saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” is not only a cliché, it’s a bad one – especially when it...

Mastering the Art of Supply Chain Optimization Through Automation

When you hear the phrase “supply chain automation,” do you think of science-fiction robots gliding around your warehouse, pulling...

Want To Predict Future Healthcare Demand? Analyze These 3 Trends

By 2020, the market for analytics in the healthcare industry is expected to reach nearly $20 billion, with predictive analytics...

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army...

Update Your Outdated Supply Chain in 1 Step

Leading a supply chain’s transformation from a tactical to a strategic approach can make even the most seasoned professional...

[Quiz] Should You Get A Procurement Management Audit?

From ordering supplies, to staying up to date on the latest technological trends, to meeting optimization goals, procurement...

3 Step Beginner Guide to Supply Chain Planning

There’s a seemingly endless supply of information out there on supply chain planning, but a lot of it seems to assume you’re...

5 Healthcare Supply Chain Solutions Worth the Investment

It seems as if everyone is talking about the latest and greatest supply chain solutions. In fact, there’s so much buzz about it...

[Checklist] The Ultimate Building and Maintenance Safety Supplies List

Prevention and preparation are especially important for those working in building maintenance. According to the U.S. Bureau of...

Are Digital Watermarks the Future of Supply Chain Optimization?

UPC codes have been the gold standard of product tracking and POS transactions for decades. With the proliferation of smartphone...

What Hazardous Chemicals Are Hiding in Your Commercial Food Packaging?

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about food safety. Most of it revolves around sanitation, pesticides, and GMOs. However,...

4 Game-Changing Supply Chain Solutions You Absolutely Need

Not too many years ago, anyone who wanted to know where a shipment was had to pick up the phone and call someone. It was a manual...

4 Benefits of an Ethical Supply Chain

Consumers say they care about sustainability and ethical business practices, but do they really? Would anybody really choose a...

How to Keep the Flu from Invading Your Office

The flu has been spreading across the country with a vengeance this year, and the flu season isn’t over yet. In the U.S., flu...

4 Reasons Procurement Consulting is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Even if you didn’t grow up watching Mary Poppins, the myth is a familiar one: Somebody shows up at your doorstep, opens their bag...

Keep Your Strategic Procurement Process From Walking Out the Door

Your people know their stuff. You’ve made it clear that strategic procurement is a priority, and they’ve internalized that...

Your Supply Chain Analysis: Are Dark Days Ahead?

Over the summer, we wrote about the six metrics you should be tracking for insight into your supply chain’s health and...

The Real Formula for Efficient Procurement Management

Supply chain inefficiency is a major factor in healthcare costs. For example, the supply chain now accounts for 25% of...

3 Sustainable Supply Chain Tips We Learned From Unilever

Everybody is talking about sustainability these days, but some companies are already doing it – and doing it well. One of those...

4 Must Have Maintenance Crew Safety Supplies

When you think of an office job the image of a comfortable, air-conditioned, and safe room buzzing with computers comes to mind....

Future of 3D Printing and Your Procurement Management

No matter what type of business you’re in, it seems as if there are always a few topics that are so trendy you get tired of...

3 Must See Supply Chain Optimization TED Talks of All Time

One of the most beneficial aspects of the Internet is the free flow of ideas. Anybody with Internet access can learn about the...

Are You Making These 4 Supply Chain Analysis Blunders?

Not too long ago, we published a blog post on which metrics matter the most for supply chain optimization. If you track those...

9 Unconventional Uses for Stretch Film

From the consumer perspective, stretch film is a lot like a cockroach: It’s everywhere, and it survives all attempts to kill it....

The Top 4 Hazards Lurking in Your Warehouse

Maintaining a safe workplace is a top issue in any industry, but it’s a paramount concern in warehouse inventory management:...

Where Are the Dirtiest Places in Your Hospital?

Hospitals are supposed to be sterile environments. Patients come in with all sorts of bacteria and infections, so to keep them...

3 Reasons You Desperately Need Strategic Sourcing Software

The term “supply chain” is becoming less and less accurate. Modern technology provides you with a veritable cornucopia of vendor...

4 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Shipping Industry

One of the most important—but often overlooked—aspects of supply chain management is shipping. You rely on the materials your...

Is Your Procurement Management Strategy Failing?

Procurement management is what drives your organization. How you fare as a business depends almost entirely on what you have to...

Is This Top Supply Chain Goal on Your Priority List?

It’s understandable that many companies are focused on reducing cost in the supply chain, as stakeholders are typically motivated...

5 Ways to Save on Your Next Commercial Janitorial Supplies Order

In every industry, companies of all sizes and geographic locations need commercial janitorial supplies in order to operate. This...

The Creative Guide to Warehouse Optimization: Average Joes Beware

You’ve probably read it all and received tons of unsolicited advice on optimizing your warehouse inventory management practices,...

The Future of B2B Procurement Has Arrived, Are You Ready?

While the majority of consumer and media attention is focused on B2C markets, it’s actually the B2B counterpart that’s been...

5 Ways to Cut Down on Commercial Shipping Costs

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