The Modern Supply Chain

The Modern Supply Chain

Articles on supply chain and the modern world

  • The Modern Supply Chain

    22 Articles

  • Understanding Supply Chain Management

    2020-07-01

    Supply Chain Management is a systematic and controlled procurement operation. SCM performance directly impacts an organization’s general performance.

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  • Understanding Freight Consolidation

    2021-01-26

    What is freight consolidation? What does it mean to consolidate freight? What are the pros and cons? What are the types?

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  • Environmental Effects Of Supply Chain Waste

    2020-07-02

    Supply chain waste could be waiting on your front doorstep right now. Keeping packaging waste to a minimum is important.

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  • How Do I Create A Plan For Supply Chain Risk Management?

    2020-12-16

    Being a supplier is challenging and risky. Learn how to manage that risk with a supply chain risk management plan.

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  • Phantom Inventory Is Haunting Your Supply Chain

    2020-07-02

    Phantom inventory occurs when a Retailer’s Perpetual Inventory System states there is sellable inventory available in store, but none actually exists.

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  • 6 Qualities of a Competitive CPG Supply Chain

    2020-12-22

    What makes a CPG's supply chain competitive? Check out this list of 6 qualities of a competitive supply chain.

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  • How to Plan Production Around Chinese New Year

    2021-06-03

    Want to learn how to plan production around Chinese New Year? We go over some forecasting tips to make sure you can meet demand.

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  • What You Should Know About Product Standardization

    2020-11-12

    What do you need to know before you consider product standardization? What are the economical benefits of standardizing products?

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  • What Is A Tariff And How Does It Affect Your Supply Chain?

    2020-07-02

    What is a tariff? By definition, it is a tax placed on imported goods when they pass country borders. We discuss how tariffs affect supply chain.

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  • The Butterfly Effect And Your Supply Chain: How To Overcome It

    2020-07-02

    What is the butterfly effect and how does it affect supply chain? You can overcome it by implementing upstream supply chain.

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  • What Do I Do When My Product Has a Recall?

    2021-04-12

    Oh no, you have a product recall! What do you do? Don't panic. We have a guide for you to follow to maintain your customer relationships.

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  • What Is Segmentation Analysis in Retail?

    2021-05-06

    What is segmentation analysis in retail? How do you segment your customers to better market to them and improve your products?

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  • How Will AI Affect Your Supply Chain?

    2020-07-02

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are becoming widely-accepted and crucial technologies in the aging supply chain industry.

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  • What Is Blockchain’s Role In Supply Chain Management?

    2020-07-02

    Blockchain’s potential to alter whole industries is far too large to ignore, particularly in the supply chain management (SCM) sector.

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  • The Plentils Problem: What Supply Chain Is Missing

    2020-07-02

    If you are in supply chain management, then you know that doing it well isn’t easy. The industry is missing many of the tools to solve problems.

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  • Overages and the Secret Cost of Retailer Compliance Standards

    2020-07-15

    Order overage is defined as the amount of product sent to a retailer in excess of what was ordered. Overages cost suppliers on their bottom line.

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  • The Importance of Product Standardization

    2020-10-30

    Learn about product standardization, its uses in the manufacturing world, its benefits to companies, and how it can help customer loyalty.

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  • Procurement and Marketing in CPG Companies

    2021-01-20

    How can Procurement and Marketing grow CPG companies? Learn strategies for how these teams can create synergy.

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  • Supply Chain Best Practices During A Quarantine

    2020-07-02

    Shortages, extreme demand, and panic buying are causing issues up and down supply chains. Here are some best practices for the pandemic.

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  • This Town’s Big Enough For More Blockchain Utilities

    2020-07-02

    Blockchain has the potential to change the way we do business so that any number of companies can coexist and collaborate in the same space.

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  • CPG Management through Retail Analytics

    2021-01-19

    Big data and retail analytics are key to CPG management and crucial for growing businesses to be successful in retail.

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  • What Are the 5 Easies of Retail-Ready Packaging?

    2021-09-10

    What are the 5 easies of retail-ready packaging? Walmart has five requirements for shelf-ready packaging for its suppliers.

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