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Benefits of Supply Chain Visibility

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Geoff Whiting who writes for ERP Focus and Explore WMS. In this blog Geoff shows us 3 major benefits of supply chain visibility for your business.Your phone can link to your bank account, social media, photo library, diet tracker that you turned off a year ago, and share information between most of those apps.

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WMS Selection

The demand for seamlessness in omni-channel supply chains increases more as time progresses. Companies are looking for ways to stay competitive and meet the demands of their customers. In reality, this means keeping costs as low as possible and still offering more products across more devices and shopping options.

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Retail Inventory Management Tips

The wrong retail inventory management strategy increases carrying costs and makes it impossible to stay competitive. Common obstacles encountered when it comes to effective inventory management include having poor visibility into fast-moving versus slow-moving product, extensive travel times between bin locations, and lost revenue due to poor labor productivity.

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omnichannel in manufacturing

Retailers are evolving, and supply chains must evolve with them. The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. To understand this relationship, we have to consider its driving forces, how it affects omnichannel experiences, and what it means for warehousing capabilities and capacity.

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supply chain and ecommerce

The management lies in the hands of e-commerce and omnichannel sales strategies. Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management.

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Strategic Supply Chain Management

No matter what opinions you may have, one thing is for sure – The way things have changed regarding the aspect of supply chains has been nothing short of staggering. There are a great many new aspects such as highly advanced robotics, automated handling machines as well as the instant printing of certain physical goods that no one could have seen coming.

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Supply Chain Cybersecurity

We all know how important cybersecurity is now that technology powers commerce in such a significant way. But if you perform work as part of a supply chain, you know that the stakes are especially high. Given that you’re part of a network of providers, vendors, transporters and managers, the impact of just one weak link in the supply chain cybersecurity “chain of custody” can be significant.

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Blockchain Within The Supply Chain

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain.Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that.When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.