Supply Chain 4.0 in consumer goods

Supply Chain 4.0 in consumer goods

Non-arguably, supply chain has undergone a tremendous change over the last 3 decades or so. Its focus has shifted from a purely operational logistics function to a wholly independent supply-chain management function. Moreover, digitization creates a disruption nowadays and requires companies to rethink the way they design their supply chain. To cope with changed requirements, and enable…

Why You Should Bring Operational Excellence to Sales (And Why Your Salespeople Will Love You For It)

Why You Should Bring Operational Excellence to Sales (And Why Your Salespeople Will Love You For It)

How will your company reach its revenue and profitability goals in the short term? If you are growing now, how will you sustain that growth in the future? If answering these questions is a struggle, you are not alone. In many B2B companies sales productivity has been declining in recent years. A study by CSO Insights said only…

Will Amazon Kill FedEx?

Will Amazon Kill FedEx?

So far, for UPS and FedEx, Amazon’s been great for business.  But lately, it seems all the more that it’s taking business away from them. With Amazon having spent $11.5 billion on shipping last year—nearly twice what it did two years ago, things are starting look bleak for prominent delivery service companies. When asked about Amazon’s…

Wal-Mart puts the squeeze on suppliers to share its pain as earnings sag

Wal-Mart puts the squeeze on suppliers to share its pain as earnings sag

Reuters reports that suppliers of everything from groceries to sports equipment are being squeezed for price cuts and cost sharing by Wal-Mart Stores. Moreover, they are bracing for the pressure to ratchet up even more after a shock earnings warning from the retailer last week. The discount store has always had a reputation for demanding…

Subaru Sells Out: Will a Fast-Growing Carmaker Decide to Stay Small?

Subaru Sells Out: Will a Fast-Growing Carmaker Decide to Stay Small?

The auto company that has the best profit margin in the industry, Subaru, is now running into problems concerning their ability to keep up with demand. The company can barely make enough cars to meet demand and quite frankly, couldn’t be less suited to handle a sales surge. The real problem lies in the juxtaposition, that expanding…