5 Supply Chain Reads to Start Your Week - November 20, 2017

Posted by Chris Brablc on Nov 20, 2017 12:05:59 PM

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Each week, we look to write and share the best, most-up-date content on supply chain orchestration, logistics innovation and industry news. To this goal, here are the 5 articles that we liked the most from the past week to start your work week off right. I'd also suggest you read the wrap-ups from All Things Supply Chain, Talking Logistics and Logistics Viewpoints.

This week we're talking about supply chain cost cutting, supply chain collaboration, reverse logistics, supplier relationships and omni-channel. Enjoy!

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Why Supply Chain Cost-Cutting Isn’t Impacting the Bottom Line by MH&L (@MHLeditor)

Interesting look at the give and take around cost and value and how just reducing cost is not providing the impact many organizations believe it would in the supply chain.

 

Collaboration Key in Creating Competitive Advantages Through Supply Chains by Supply Chain Network

Worth a read with research on the importance of end-to-end supply chain visibility and collaboration in digital supply chains.

 

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Reverse Logistics? Three Critical Questions to Ask to Reach Your Goals in 2018 by Sean Elliott (@Highjump)

Good piece on the impact of reverse logistics from a supply chain perspective. Many of the points also apply for repair and reverse in other industries.

 

3M Report: Where Buyer-Supplier Collaboration Is Falling Short by Supply Chain Brain (@SCBrain)

Worthwhile podcast conversation on 3M's recent report on supplier and manufacturer relationships and the incentives to better supplier collaboration.

 

Cross-Channel Strategies Put Retail on the Road to Recovery by Paula Da Silva

Omnichannel and eCommerce fulfillment trends that are impacting the retail sector.

 

Those are our top 5 from last week. Did we miss any? Let us know your favorites and ones we should include next week by reaching out on Twitter @MPObjects!

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