Category Archives: Cash Supply Chain

Is it Time to Start Running from E-Commerce Revenue Sharing?

Revenue sharing is coming, revenue sharing is coming, do you have a plan? Seems there’s a growing trend for both e-commerce platforms and even Third Party Logistics (3PL) fulfillment companies to base their pricing on sharing in their customer’s revenue.

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The Digital Elevation of Planning and the Planning Executive

Today we have more data than ever before on all aspects of our business and tomorrow all indications are that there will only be even more. At the same time we fortunately also now have access to more powerful and … Continue reading

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Exploring the Eight Layers of Matrix Retail

The age of Matrix Retail is already upon us and the only question to ask is will you acknowledge, understand, embrace, engage and tune all of the components of your company’s presence in the retail eco-system? Or, will you choose … Continue reading

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What Do Government Procurement, Presidential Orders and Customer Service Have in Common? Spend Analysis Reveals All

When the White House issued the Executive Order for Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service on April 27, 2011, I’m pretty sure that the procurement officers in federal agencies weren’t called into the meetings on how the organization would … Continue reading

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Mastering Financial Strategies to Drive Supply Chain Value – CSCMP Europe 2011

In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, supply chain leaders need to understand how financial strategies and decisions can significantly impact their supply chains’ performance, potentially determining the success—or failure—of their organizations. Learning how to develop a sound financial strategy and … Continue reading

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Turn your Supply Chain on its Ear. Go HORIZONTAL!

“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.”, Benjamin Franklin It was a cold winter day in Minneapolis. The security guard at the gate warned me of frost bite walking from the parking lot to the corporate … Continue reading

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Solving the Puzzle of Complex Spend Management

Most organizations have a diverse spend portfolio that includes many simple, several moderately simple and a few complex spends. To address each spend appropriately, we need to understand the dynamics that make each event complex. For starters, let’s look to … Continue reading

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Beyond Visibility: Driving Supply Chain Responsiveness

This study of 349 companies shows that granular supply chain visibility is a key component of the infrastructure needed to build an agile and responsive supply chain network. The report examines how Best-in-Class companies use visibility to more effectively respond … Continue reading

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How to Optimize Your Supply Chain to Improve Cashflow

From Industry Week: “Manufacturers today face three significant organization-related challenges: maximizing profits, conserving cash flow and creating shareholder value. One way to solve these challenges, suggests consulting firm TMG-IMC, North America, is through the process of EBITDA (earnings before interest, … Continue reading

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