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July 30, 2018

Supply Chain Management in the Midst of a Merger or Acquisition

Change is good. Or, it can be. If a company is undergoing a change, such as a merger, acquisition or even a divestiture, the newly formed organization should be a bigger – and hopefully a better – version of its former self. Unfortunately, that’s not what usually happens, and failure rates for mergers and acquisitions […] Read More

May 31, 2018

What You Need to Know About International Tariffs before June 1, 2018

It’s never a good thing for companies that have physical supply chains to hear words like “trade wars.” But if your organization ships goods internationally, or deals with steel and aluminum imports from China, the U.S. government has put a few things into play that you need to know about. Nexterus International Operations Manager Peggy […] Read More

November 7, 2016

How can I calculate the right amount of inventory for each location?

Many business owners consider this the true “million dollar question.”  No company wants to hold too much inventory for too long. But on the flip side, no company wants to have too little inventory, creating the possibility of a stock-out. Getting it right requires consideration of both cycle and safety stock. Ask yourself the following […] Read More

September 7, 2016

How can you improve the safe delivery of products to your customers?

Want to assure your products deliver safely and free of damage to every single customer? The best way to do that is to make product packaging a key priority. This is not the place to cut corners or take shortcuts; in fact, your best bet is to assume the worst and package your products to […] Read More

August 9, 2016

How can you improve the speed of product delivery to your customers?

In this day and age, people have come to expect that they can place an order for something they need or want, blink, and poof … it’s there. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you catch our drift, right? Getting products to customers as quickly as possible, and in a way that […] Read More

July 13, 2016

Are you outgrowing your warehouse?

Last weekend I was looking for a tool in my garage and was at my wits end. I couldn’t find what I was searching for and convinced myself that if only I had a bigger garage, I wouldn’t be in this predicament. Determined, I began pulling everything out and piling it up on the driveway. […] Read More

June 29, 2016

How can you reduce transportation costs?

Looking for ways to cut costs? Take a close look at your transportation data. Make sure you have a firm grasp on what you are spending, where, why and when. Next, look for the low hanging fruit. Can you consolidate two or more LTL shipments into a truckload? Is that small LTL shipment better off […] Read More

June 25, 2016

How can I measure my true cost to serve?

What’s your true cost to serve? Do you even know? Here’s why it’s important. The truth is that the majority of small to mid-size business owners underestimate what it really takes from a financial standpoint, to distribute their product to customers. Their calculations probably account for the obvious supply chain costs, but are they really […] Read More

June 1, 2016

How can we avoid bottlenecks in our supply chain?

When is the last time you took a real good, hard look at your supply chain network? Answer honestly. Has it been a while? More than a year ago? More than three years ago? Longer than that? Now ask yourself an even more important question: what was the original logic behind those decisions? And the […] Read More