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Distribution business trends for 2018, Part 3: Changing cultures and taking charge

We’ve been looking at the trends, challenges, and opportunities that will shape the distribution marketplace in 2018. Your feedback on the first two blogs in the series has echoed back our sense that distribution technology can be the gateway to a year of modernization, transformation, and business performance.

But that success will depend on distributors’ ability to take charge of risks and opportunities that would have been unimaginable as recently as a decade ago. In this post, we look at a shifting distribution work force, cybersecurity, and making nimble use of data to keep your company fresh and relevant.

 

The generations change over

The most interesting thing about the generational shift sweeping the distribution customer base and work force is how often it doesn’t show up in the trend projections for this year. At a 30,000-foot level, analysts seem to have factored the presence


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12 Dec 2018
Sustainability in the Automotive Supply Chain
 

In the past few years, sustainability has become a topic of considerable importance throughout the automotive industry. As the automotive supply chain becomes increasingly globalized, businesses are now more than ever faced with the Herculean task of managing not just the logistics and costs associa

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

12 Dec 2018
Itís Time to Demand More from Your Supply Chain Control Tower
 

Supply chains are getting more and more complex, thanks to soaring customer expectations for service and responsiveness and endless purchasing options. In this environment, how can a company manage what it can’t see, plan for what it doesn’t know, or execute a business plan if its supply

 
Jeff Stabell
JDA

07 Dec 2018
A 5 Step Guide to Optimizing Total Logistics Costs
 

Buying health insurance in the U.S. is an odd business. Essentially, you have to balance your monthly premium (i.e. the amount that you pay your insurance provider each month for continued coverage) with your deductible (the amount that you have to pay out of your own funds before the insurance comp

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

06 Dec 2018
JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study: Majority of European Manufacturers Are Only at the Early Stages of Digital Supply Chain Adoption
 

Research shows manufacturers still struggling to effectively integrate and analyse supply chain data; AI usage expected to double in the next five years to capitalise on the digital opportunity The majority of European manufacturers are only at the early stages of their digital supply chain j

 
JDA
JDA

30 Nov 2018
DHL Global Trade Barometer: World trade momentum weaker but growing
 

Indices for all seven countries indicate further growth Pace slows down in all index countries – particularly in Asia India continues to grow most dynamically; weakest trade growth in the UK Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight: “The DHL Global Trade Barometer shows

 
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DHL


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Retail

The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...


JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study: Majority of European Manufacturers Are Only at the Early Stages of Digital Supply Chain Adoption

Research shows manufacturers still struggling to effectively integrate and analyse supply chain data; AI usage expected to double in the next five years to capitalise on the digital opportunity The majority of Europea...


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