Supply Chain Management Ideas to Steal in 2016
Over the past year we have helped many customers streamline their supply chain management, improve their supplier information and supplier lifecycle management. We also provided support to manufacturers and retailers to exchange product information more effectively via the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).
Here are our 10 most read supply chain management related articles:
- New Supplier Management Survey: Cost Reduction and Compliance are Main Pressures
According to Bryan Ball, Vice President and Group Director, Supply Chain and Global Supply Management Practices at Aberdeen Group, the highest ranking business pressures for sourcing, procurement and supplier management teams are: Cost reduction and savings (92%) and increased pressure for regulatory compliance and internal compliance to contracts (45%). Read the full blog.
- GDSN Major Release 3 (MjR3) – Lay Back and Relax?
Retailers, manufacturers and the GDSN community currently all have one important topic and event in mind: This year, the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) that enables trading partners to globally share trusted product data, is launching Major Release 3 (MjR3/MR3) – the first major update in the last 10 years. Read the full blog.
- 5 Ways to Improve Your Supplier Onboarding
According to the Aberdeen report, “The Value of Strategic Supplier Data Management”, Supply Chain Leaders are over 30% more likely to have an efficient supplier data management process to accelerate supplier onboarding. This blog provides the 5 best practices that help streamline the supplier onboarding process. Read the full blog.
- Informatica’s 1WorldSync Certification – How Customers Benefit
Certified by 1WorldSync, Informatica’s GDSN Accelerator for MDM*- Product 360 easily links customers’ backend systems with the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) to deliver consolidated and reliable business-critical data to applications. This blog provides an overview that shows how both, retailers and manufacturers can benefit from the 1WorldSync certified solution provided by Informatica. Read the full blog.
- Valspar Recognized for Innovation in Supplier Information Management
Every year, Supply & Demand Chain Executives (SDCE) magazine identifies 100 Great Supply Chain Projects for supply chain excellence. One of the 2015 SDCE award winning projects was Valspar, a global manufacturer of paints and coatings, for its innovation in vendor information management. Read the full blog.
- Stop Supplier Data Chaos: Get Access to the Total Supplier Relationship with a Supplier360 View
At larger organizations, company and contact information for suppliers and vendors is often managed in multiple application silos. As a result, the information is fragmented, inaccurate, inconsistent, and disconnected, which requires far too much manual, time-consuming, error-prone and costly effort to manage. Read the full blog.
- GS1 about the EU Food Information Regulation and its Impact
For the anniversary of the European Food Information Regulation (FIR), we talked to Christian Przybilla, Head of E-Business/GDSN at GS1 Germany to learn what has changed within the past 12 months and how companies are managing the need to provide more comprehensive and accurate product data across all sales channels to ensure regulatory compliance. Read the full blog.
- New Supplier360 View for Optimized Supplier Information Management
If your organization is working with a large number of vendors, you know the challenge to successfully manage your suppliers’ information across the entire enterprise. It starts with quickly onboarding the right suppliers at the right location to introduce a new product or initiate a project – a process that can take several weeks if it isn’t automated. Read the full blog.
- 5 Best Practices for Effective Supplier Information Management
In larger organizations, supplier information is typically fragmented across departmental, line of business and/or regional applications. In most cases, this means it’s inaccurate, inconsistent, incomplete and disconnected across the different siloed systems. In order to reduce costs related to poor supplier information quality, this blog provides the five best practices that will help your company achieve a more effective supplier relationship management. Read the full blog.
- The Supply Chain Impact of Adding an Allergen to a Chocolate Bar
If you are a food manufacturer in the European Union, changing the basic formula of a chocolate bar by adding one allergen, like nuts for example should be carefully considered as it can have a tremendous impact on its complete supply chain if manufacturer and retailer(s) want to remain compliant with EU regulation 1169/2011 and to inform the consumer about the changes to the product. Read the full blog
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