Tag Archives: Supply Chain

Supply Chains have Enhanced Post-Recession Value Survey Finds

A recent survey of  supply chain and logistics professionals found that 89 percent of respondents believe that the supply chain function has become more important to their organization than it was prior to the recession. The survey, sponsored by logistics … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Component Needs Consideration in Demand Management Processes

In its simplest form, demand management refers to the process whereby businesses utilize various indicators to forecast customer demand, and align its supply chain to meet those projections.  Now obviously there is no guarantee that demand management is going to … Continue reading

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Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Need to Identify Logistics Efficiencies

Results from the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (AASA’s) quarterly “Supplier Barometer,” indicate strong concern among suppliers about higher manufacturing and fuel costs.   According to Steve Handschuh, president and COO of AASA, “all of our Q2 2011 survey respondents reported they … Continue reading

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Seven Top Questions to Ask to Create an Efficient Supply Chain

According to the bellwether Institute for Supply Management, April marked the 23rd consecutive month of overall growth for the U.S. economy.  In addition, the ISM reported that the U.S. manufacturing sector is in the midst of 21 months of economic … Continue reading

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The “Aha” Solution Helping Businesses Take Control

Inbound Freight Management: Businesses are increasingly realizing the good sense – and good economics – of taking control of the transportation logistics for all inbound materials.  The concept took center stage last year, when Wal-Mart announced plans to take control … Continue reading

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Conversation with Your Carriers – Fuel Surcharges

Have you seen recently that a gallon of diesel fuel costs well above $4.00 in most states? It should come as no surprise that transportation providers pass along these costs via fuel surcharges to their customer’s bill, your bill! But … Continue reading

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