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How Do You Meet Rising Customer Expectations Cost-Effectively?

As consumer expectations rise, so too does the cost of meeting them. How can today’s supply chain directors balance service standards and cost to consistently satisfy—and retain—their customers?

The digital world has given consumers unparalleled access to businesses the world over. With this comes choice, convenience, and the ability to make more economic purchasing decisions.

Today’s customers expect to get their goods fast and to their convenience when they order them. They expect flexibility around delivery options, and increasingly, they expect little or no delivery charge for these services.

Failure to meet customer expectations puts companies at risk of losing business to their competitors, meaning that as expectations rise, businesses must reassess their supply chains to guarantee customer satisfaction.

 

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25 Feb 2019
How vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the future
 

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Farhan Mirza, President of BAFF Consultants Inc., to discuss vehicle customization by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automakers and its impact on the supply chain of the future. Mirza notes that customization is a significant market trend and be

 
Dustin Mattison
Kinaxis

25 Feb 2019
Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part one)
 

It happens to be axiomatic that you cannot manage your inventory if you do not control your inventory. Many times, I have been told, “Our people just don’t trust the numbers they see in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Everything has to be double-checked.” Usual

 
Richard Cushing
Kinaxis

25 Feb 2019
6 Business and Social Trends Reshaping the Supply Chain
 

The supply chain landscape is changing. Discover the six business and social trends responsible and what they could mean for your logistics operations. It’s only to be expected that an industry built on moving goods and services should also have to shift as technology and consumer tastes re

 
Unipart Logistics
Unipart Logistics

20 Feb 2019
Is it time to integrate your supply chain design with execution?
 

It wasn’t that long ago that integrating all the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of your end-to-end supply chain was considered a pipe dream. Times sure have changed! Customer expectations for product availability and seemingly endless purchasing channels are driving many com

 
Jeff Stabell
JDA

20 Feb 2019
MOTOVARIO: A new Planning & Scheduling software to boost service level How to increase on-time delivery in a few months
 

Motovario is a leading Italian ompany which manufactures gear reducers, motovariators and electric motors; it was founded in 1965 in Formigine, a small town near Modena. Over the years it has become an international company with subsidiaries all over the world. Its focus on innovation makes it a lea

 
Daniela Taglioretti
Plannet


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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Even industries driven by the strictest safety and environmental regulations are capable of reducing their costs. Our solutions improve each phase of the chemical logistics supply chain, to increase your supply chain performance, improve predictability and mitigate potential problems before they arise. B...


Brexit and logistics - what are the possible scenarios?

As research in our latest white paper clearly underlines, clarity is not something UK and German business have much of at the moment, particularly, in respect of Brexit. Even after two years of negotiations, EU talks ...


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Negotiating with Suppliers
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Principles of Supply Chain Management
     London
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Supplier and Contract Management
     London
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Introduction to Purchasing and Procurement
     London
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Supply Chain Strategy and Leadership
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Resources
 
VERGANI: Seasonal demand and supply chain planning for the confectionery industry

Secondo Vergani S.p.a. is a leading company in the confectionery business for the production of nougat, chocolate, marron glacés and mustard. The manufacturing process of the company, in the historical plant in...

Order Placement And Distribution: Their Impact On Satisfaction And Word Of Mouth

One of the key dyadic relationships across supply chain is between logistics service provider and the manufacturer. Over time the concept of logistics service provider developed toward service offering of greater complex...


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