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Picking an Inventory Solution

With the right inventory management solution in place, businesses can flex and adapt quickly regardless of market conditions, challenges or shifts in their business models. These 8 tips by Oracle NetSuite will help you pick an inventory management solution that positions your business for success.

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Leveraging USMCA

After two years in the making, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, is officially a reality. Here’s how to use the new rules to your advantage.

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10 Tips | Managing Inbound Freight

Inbound freight can be challenging to analyze or control, but it significantly impacts operational results and costs. Traverse this “final frontier” of supply chain management by collaborating on the following strategies across departments.

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How IoT Can Optimize Overwhelmed Supply Chains

With more and more brick-and-mortar shops temporarily closing their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s immense pressure on retailers to deliver much-needed supplies to individuals at home. More packages—including crucial deliveries of food, medications and sanitation supplies—need to be shipped, which increases the pressure on supply chains to perform as efficiently as possible. At […]

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4 Ways to Safeguard and Stabilize Your Supply Chain

Stabilizing core business operations, managing risk, and taking steps to perfect and enforce rights under existing agreements and insurance policies should be key priorities at this stage of your company’s response to COVID-19. Here are four strategies for supply chain professionals, in-house counsel, and risk managers to keep in mind as they work with their […]

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5 Operational Actions Shippers Can Take to Build Resilience

As the COVID-19 crisis and focus spreads, specifically in the United States—leading the world in reported confirmed cases north of 124,000 as of March 29, 2020—businesses and supply chains continue to come under increased pressure and are put to the test on a daily basis. As shippers apply current lessons learned from the pandemic to […]

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How Supply Chain Managers Can Help Their Business Recover from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is negatively affecting the global economy, and supply chains are especially affected. The Institute of Supply Management’s survey assessing the short- and long-term impacts of the outbreak shows that nearly 75% of businesses report supply chain disruptions due to transportation restrictions related to COVID-19. The survey further highlighted that 16% of these […]

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5 Crucial Ways Warehouse Managers Can Improve Warehouse Efficiency

If one thinks of today’s Amazon-era supply chain as a sports car, warehouses would most definitely be the engine that makes it “go.” If you’re a manager or warehouse operator, however, you know that there is a single all-important element that fuels that engine, and it makes all of the difference between smooth, supercharged performance […]

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6 Work From Home Tips for Manufacturing Professionals

When you begin working from home, you may feel a sense of freedom wash over you. Telecommuting means more free time and no stressful commute. However, after a few days, you may start to feel isolated, uninformed, and less effective than usual—especially if you’ve been asked to work from home because of a traumatic event, […]

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