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The guide to distribution software

4 min read

When the cost of raw materials and finished goods starts to soar, it’s critical for wholesalers and distributors to control their operational costs to remain competitive and achieve decent profit margins. This is where supply chain digitalization projects can help to automate simple processes, improve efficiency and save money. There...Read more

Artificial intelligence and machine learning in supply chain management

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As global supply chains become more complex, disruption in one link in the chain can significantly impact other areas. Having systems and processes in place to reduce the possibility and subsequent impact of supply chain issues is extremely important. Advancing technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, make connectivity...Read more

A guide to optimizing your supply chain

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Put simply, supply chain optimization means using technology to get inventory to the right place at the right time – at the lowest cost and highest profit for your business. Supply chain optimization can be explained as aiming to minimize operating costs and streamline processes throughout the supply chain to...Read more

How to develop an effective supply chain strategy

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A supply chain strategy explains how a company will bring goods into the business and get them out to customers as effectively as possible. Considering every phase in the supply chain, such as sourcing goods, logistics and delivery, the strategy optimizes operations to reduce costs and maximize profits. Supply chain...Read more

How to successfully implement just-in-case inventory management

5 min read

In the early 1980s, just in time supply chain management emerged as a way for businesses to reduce stock levels and only hold items that were needed to fulfill known orders. In recent years, and particularly since the coronavirus pandemic, just-in-case (JIC) supply chain management has become more popular. This...Read more

4 reasons for carrying safety stock inventory

3 min read

You’re a manufacturer who is working on an order when you realize that you’re out of a necessary component due to a sudden increase in demand, meaning you’ll have to order that part and wait until you receive it to finish the order for your customer. Or maybe you’re a...Read more