In a business rife with tight profit margins, complexity and competition, the profit- and customer-focused Value Added Reseller (VAR) is king. Razor thin margins make every sale an opportunity to make or break profits, while stiff competition and sky-high customer expectations make it harder than ever to earn repeat business.
In this info-packed eBook, you will learn five key strategies that VARs can take that will help their companies not just survive, but actually thrive in today’s environment. You will also learn how FinancialForce Supply Chain Management can help manage your organization’s entire supply chain processes from order to procurement and back to inventory - in a single closed loop process.
Commercial launch is a critical and complex period in the Life Sciences product life cycle. The transition from clinical development to commercial operations can seem overwhelming as companies face considerable challenges in transforming from an R&D-driven organization to one focused on achieving in-market business and commercial excellence. Core to successful launches is preparing the company for a whole new raft of capabilities, processes, and relationships, and in doing so there are a number of factors included in this checklist that companies should consider and questions they should answer.
AB World Foods has a highly complex supply chain, driven in part by the nature of its globally sourced and distributed products as well as by the demands of growth and acquisition. With Infor SCM Demand Planning, the company cut costs while also improving service levels.
Find out why manufacturers and distributors are rethinking warehouse management and why these best-in-class performers are investing in advanced warehouse management solutions to strengthen their competitive market positions.
Leadership at Chicago Faucets of Milwaukee, Wis., discusses how investments in flexible manufacturing systems helped drive company-wide supply chain improvements for improved delivery, inventory management and profitability in the manufacturing of its commercial faucets. Using two MMC2 flexible manufacturing cells with Makino horizontal machining centers, the company’s manufacturing team achieved the flexibility necessary to efficiently respond to real-time customer demand within an exceptionally high-mix production environment.
Watch this on-demand webinar to hear senior research director Patrick Connaughton from the Hackett Group review the latest research on supplier segmentation and stratification strategies. You’ll also get practical advice on implementing these best practices at your organization.
The transformation of supply chain management is happening now. IoT is driving that change, but supply chain analytics is instrumental in taming the massive amounts of data generated by IoT sensors, devices and objects and turning it into insight and into a competitive edge. Smart companies recognize this.