Archive for Guest Commentary – Kewill

Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Drop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery. Retailers are willing to take the risk associated with releasing the inventory management and fulfilment process so product moves faster. However, the process involves a lot of moving pieces within the supply chain […]

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How Flexible is Your Logistics Network?

It seems ironic that the sophisticated logistics systems that gave rise to just-in-time manufacturing are now being outmoded by the evolution those very systems encouraged: manufacturing on demand. Combine those changes with new intensified consumer demands in retail, ranging from customization to next-day delivery, and you have a perfect storm – or the demand for a […]

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Dispelling Three Common Myths about Global TMS Deployment

For the last couple of decades transportation management systems (TMS) have revolutionized supply chains, helping companies streamline their logistics processes, achieve greater visibility into their operations and save significant dollars on transportation. But even as more and more businesses get wise to the advantages of a TMS, many large, multi-national corporations have remained on the […]

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Make 2016 the Year of the TMS

2016 is finally here, and there’s a good chance you’re working hard to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. Everyone wants to better themselves, right? Hopefully you’ve taken that same approach with your business. One area that always seems ripe for improvement is the supply chain, and one of the best ways to accomplish that […]

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Is “Carrier Network” on Your TMS Wish List?

When shopping for any big-ticket item it’s easy to get distracted by the bells and whistles. With a house, people obsess over the fantastic view or the high-end appliances. With a car it’s all about creature comforts and high tech gadgetry. Only well-prepared buyers think to inspect a home’s foundation and HVAC system or grill […]

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Supply Chain Execution Convergence: Rethinking, Redesigning, and Re-evaluating the Traditional Supply Chain

Supply chain execution convergence is a topic that has been gaining in popularity. The need for end-to-end visibility and solutions that proactively enable planning and the ability to react to the unavoidable disruptions is paramount. It’s time for organizations to take a step back and evaluate their overall supply chain approach and to consider how […]

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