Supply Chain Article

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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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By: Sonal Sinha

Traditionally, brick and mortar stores have been the primary, and often only, way for companies to sell their products. But with the advent of e-commerce, mobile commerce, and social media, companies have the power to reach consumers through multiple sales channels, across geographical markets, and in the fastest time possible. And they have to.

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By: Dennis Monroe

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By: Thomas R. Cutler

Berner Food and Beverage is a leading private-label and store-brand supplier of food and beverage products such as processed cheese, snack dips, latte, and meal replacement beverages. From merchandising solutions to a full spectrum of value-added services, Berner’s clients experience the same high level of service and support that has earned the company the Category Colonel Award from Private Label Buyer Magazine for 10 of the last 11 years.

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By: Kari Miller

As our product and service value chains expand globally, OEMs in various industries are outsourcing more of their products and services instead of keeping them in house. This has heightened the need for clear communication and managing supplier relationships to ensure that the quality of the product or service meets original specifications. More often than not, customer satisfaction has become a complicated, global process.

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By: Jakob Bjorklund

There are entire books, thorough training, and certification processes all devoted to lean supply-chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there are a few relatively simple steps that will help any enterprise to make its supply chain more lean. This article touches on these simple measures—ones that any company can take.

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By: Mark Fontaine-Westhart, CMRP & Greg Hutchins, P.E.

The recent earthquake in Japan and evolving nuclear plant disaster have forced firms to triage their supply chains, adopting an emergency-room approach to responding to the crisis. Recent articles in the The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have discussed potential disruptions to supply chains of companies doing business with Japanese suppliers and manufacturers. This underscores the critical importance of supply-chain management—and linking it to enterprise risk management (ERM).

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By: Anderson Jacintho

Poor quality products, an unsafe work environment, or failure to comply with regulations ranging from product safety to social responsibility, can cause business disruption, financial loss, costly lawsuits, and long-lasting damage to the brand and corporate image of organizations that are dependent upon supply chain vendor performance. In the extreme, a brand, or even a company's reputation, can be damaged irreparably.

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