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What Is Supply Chain Risk Management…and Why Can’t I Get a PS5?

August 27th, 2021|

Do you want to buy a Playstation 5? Get in line. Severe supplier constraints and the resulting chip shortage have made things quite tenuous for fans of Sony’s latest gaming system. Plus, since semiconductor-based materials make up 40 percent of new vehicle costs and countless other consumer products, PS5s aren’t the [...]

Here’s How to Measure Inventory Health

August 20th, 2021|

Looking for a relatively quick way to measure inventory health? “It all starts with a demand-driven approach,” says Gerrott Faulkingham, director of solution engineering at ToolsGroup. “Even though we’re talking about inventory, we first have to understand customer buying behavior—and how that then translates into inventory requirements.” As a reminder, the [...]

Three Things Telecom Supply Chains of the Future Need to Do Now

July 29th, 2021|

The telecommunications industry has become so highly commoditized that customers perceive only marginal differences in products and prices among the various market players. Want to have a winning telecom supply chain? Market leadership depends more and more on operational excellence, and making smart tradeoffs that optimize cost and service levels to [...]

Three Tips for Building an Agile CPG Supply Chain

July 28th, 2021|

On the surface, it seems like the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry performed better than most during the COVID pandemic. Consumer goods e-commerce sales for example increased 91% year over year according to a NielsenIQ analysis. But for this high SKU count industry where demand is as unpredictable as New England weather, [...]

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