The Friday Round Up: Supply Chain in the News November 24-28, 2014

November 28, 2014

In The Friday Round Up, we take a curated look back at the biggest insights and buzz about supply chain from the last week that are dominating the conversation in both national current events and global news coverage. Enjoy!

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How to Find the Inventory Sweet Spot in Wholesale Distribution

Being a distributor is all about “turning” inventory (selling everything you have in stock and then replenishing it). Here’s how to balance the scales just enough to keep your company profitable and your customers happy.

 

 

scm in the news 02Kinaxis Recognized at the Best Ottawa Business Awards Gala

Congrats to our fellow Canadian supply chain industry experts (and feature blog contributors!) at Kinaxis on being crowned twice at the Best Ottawa Business Awards. Well-deserved wins for “Deal of the Year” and “Outstanding Company.”

 

 

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How a Local Community Wins from Supply Chain Investment

Understanding and addressing community needs is becoming critical to business success. In Bell Bay’s case, helping the local community has led to logistical savings, improved socioeconomic conditions, and value-added supplier innovations.

 

 

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Amazon is Opening a Store in NYC, But it’s Not Really for Shopping

What do you think about the supply chain and distribution implications of Amazon’s next move? Storefronts will bring foot traffic, but it looks like the primary purpose will be a “mini-warehouse” options for same day city delivery services.

 

 

The Largest Mass Produced 3D Printer In The World

How 3D Printing is Set to Shake Up Manufacturing Supply Chains

Besides manufacturing, 3D printing technology stands to change the way 3PLs operate, especially those that provide global services. As the technology reduces manufacturers’ dependency on 3PLs’ distribution capabilities, 3PLs will need to adapt.

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