How Distributors are Solving the “Last Mile” Transportation Problem — a Real-world Example from a Market Leader
Increasingly we are seeing distributors being pinched between spiraling shipping costs and rising customer expectations. Orders are getting smaller and customers are demanding faster and faster delivery methods, all without expecting to pay anything extra to cover the additional costs of the shipping.
Demand Planning and Forecasting, Healthcare, Supply Chain
Moving Stuff Back Up The Supply Chain
There has been a lot of focus on optimizing the supply chain for order fulfillment. The on-going efforts to perfect the ‘order to cash’ process have yielded great rewards. But what about returns? Automation has reduced the number of returns due to errors however the world must move from a linear to a more circular economy and this will impact the entire supply chain.
Are Wholesalers an Endangered Species?
The traditional role of wholesalers is quite simple; they buy significant quantities of products from different manufacturers, store them in warehouses and resell them to customers, whether retail, industrial, commercial, institutional or contractors. Their role is to have the right product when it is needed, at the lowest price. Pretty simple.
Healthcare, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management
What defines BIG thinking?
In the movie Big, Tom Hanks plays a child trapped in the body of a 30-year-old who challenges the status quo at a toy manufacturer. To the audience it all makes sense as the movie progresses – think like a kid when selling stuff to kids. How revolutionary! Yet the audience also relates to the adults who pretend to know what kids like.