Supply Chain

How to Prevent Supply-Chain Scandals: a Stanford Professor Shares his Tips

The problem of unethical supply-chain practices has reared its ugly head again, challenging business leaders from even the most reputable companies to verify the stringency of their checks and balances.

Supply-Chain Costs Ease as Shipping Glut Persists

The world's biggest container line, A.P. Moller-Maersk, this morning booked a sharp decline in profit, indicating the recent spike in transport prices caused by the collapse of rival Hanjin shipping was more a blip than a boom.

Supply-Chain Costs Rise as “Nuclear Bomb” Hits Global Shipping

A crisis has emerged in the global shipping industry, pushing up transport rates and leaving CEOs questioning whether they'll need to consider passing increased supply-chain costs onto their customers.

Tips for Gauging Your Supply Chain Risk and Resilience

With supply chain risk changing daily, business leaders should keep on top of where their presence—and their risk—is the strongest, and determine where changes should be made.

6 Tips for Solving Supply-Chain Problems Before They Become Crises

Supply chain management has emerged as a crucial component of operations management.

7 Ways to Lower Your Logistics Costs

For over 40 years, ICC Logistics in Hicksville, NY has been helping shippers lower their freight bills and more. “Transportation and logistics costs are not fixed costs, they are variable,” observes Tony Nuzio, CEO and company founder. To help you vary your costs downward, Nuzio shares 7 tactics that have worked consistently for his clients.

3 Megatrends Shaping the Logistics Industry

In their 2016 Logistics Trend Radar, gGlobal logistics company DHL has identified 3 megatrends that are shaping the future of the transportation industry.

How to Make the Most of a Group Purchasing Partnership

Minimizing the costs of doing business can be tricky and time-consuming, so an increasing number of companies are looking to group purchasing organizations (GPOs) to help them save money.

Manufacturers Are Benefiting from Trucking Industry Growth and Reduced Shipping Costs

The trucking industry is on a growth trajectory that is predicted to continue at least through 2022, according to the American Trucking Association (ATA). In addition, reduced fuel prices are leading to more flexible, affordable shipping options.

How Business Leaders Can Get Both Low Cost and Differentiation from Their Suppliers

Today, nearly every company has a chief procurement officer (CPO) leading a sourcing team in search of annual cost reductions. Over time, however, this laser focus on prices and costs has driven a commoditization of offerings that has limited competition among suppliers merely to the best price for a given specification.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why it Matters

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

How Mark Vergnano Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

July 2017: Are CEOs in a ‘Wait-and-See’ Holding Pattern?

Since March, when CEO confidence was at its highest in the last 12 months (7.41 on a...

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