Ideally, performance metrics in warehouses and distribution centers should reflect a company's strategic objectives, but research reveals that this is rarely the case. Here's a look at those findings, with some recommendations on how to bring metrics and strategy into alignment.
Results of a recent survey show that retailers believe omnichannel commerce can increase revenue and improve customer satisfaction. But they're still trying to figure out what that means for their supply chain operations.
Some of the most promising technologies for collecting, managing, and analyzing data got their start in the military or in private industry. Now that they're more widely available, both government and commercial supply chains are realizing the benefits.
The global financial crisis of 2008-2009 put many manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers at risk. This excerpt from Chapter 5 of The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected explores the supply chain strategies that helped some companies successfully manage through the crisis and the subsequent economic recovery.
By participating in the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, CSCMP is helping to ensure that the U.S. government considers supply chain issues and priorities as it develops economic policy.
Cities like Shanghai, Los Angeles/Long Beach, and Rotterdam are major nexus points for global supply chains. Demographic, policy, and economic trends will allow other cities to join their ranks, according to the industrial real estate firm CBRE.