Supply Chain Article

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By: Benjamin Mack

Suppliers play a major role in bringing products to market. This means that the product received from suppliers must be safe and of the highest possible quality, which is a must because stakeholders not only rely on their suppliers to help bring products to market—they also rely on them to help maintain their brand image.

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By: Ron Brown

Consumer packaged goods companies have a number of challenges to face in the global marketplace, including managing higher costs of raw materials and labor, complying with global regulatory requirements, and capturing market share through mergers and acquisitions. They also need to determine how digitization and technology will affect consumer buying behavior and how to turn big data into actionable information.

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By: Rich Thomas

Manufacturers may be able to produce their products more cheaply overseas, but that option has its pitfalls, including supply-chain logistics and security issues. When deciding how and where to manufacture your product, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons carefully. Particularly for small businesses, “new-shoring” by creating manufacturing jobs closer to home is one way to avoid both these hazards. 

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By: Jordan Katz

For suppliers, one question comes up again and again in their distributor relationships: Should you treat your distributors like employees, or should you treat them more like customers? The answer isn’t always clear.

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By: Steve Banker

What resolutions are you making in the New Year to improve your supply chain? Here are a few of mine.

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By: Calin Moldovean

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he modern supply chain is becoming more complex, and many different levels of skill and oversight are found among suppliers and purchasing companies. Some suppliers do an excellent job of implementing lessons learned and maintaining a high level of quality, production, and safety. Other suppliers must be guided through all levels of quality, design, production, and safety.

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By: Danei Edelen

Manufacturers today report that their biggest challenge is satisfying customers who demand more detailed product information. For larger companies with many suppliers and remote locations, this is an important issue.

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By: Andrew Savini

Sonal Sinha’s picture

By: Sonal Sinha

Regulations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, and the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (specifically Section 1502 on conflict minerals) have compelled companies to

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