Supply Chain Management Insights for 2020

February 17, 2020


Supply Chain Management Resource Guide

Every February, SupplyChainBrain publishes its annual Supply Chain Management Resource Guide, which shares insights from top minds in technology, logistics and transportation on the trends and challenges that will impact the supply chain over the next year.

As a leading supply chain management consultancy, we believe knowledge is not only powerful but necessary in order to maneuver through an ever-changing market. That’s why it was important for us to share our perspective and market analysis with the supply chain community. We contribute commentaries from several of our industry thought leaders about the key trends and challenges impacting shippers across the globe.

  • Crowd-Sourced Delivery is Here to Stay: Customer expectations for faster, more flexible delivery are forcing retailers to come up with creative solutions. VP of Transportation Solutions Brian Broadhurst examines the cost and service benefits of crowdsourced delivery, and considerations for determining if it fits strategically within the rest of the business.
  • The Bigger Side of E-Commerce: E-commerce has evolved beyond the ordering of small items like books and electronics. It now includes large items, such as furniture and exercise equipment, yet consumers expect the same delivery experience as smaller products. VP of Analytical Solutions Melissa Runge examines how the need for specialized service in the last-mile delivery of large items has attracted small-parcel providers, trucking firms and 3PLs.
  • The Importance of Data in Supply Chains: Data is important to businesses in formulating strategies, streamlining operations and ensuring customer satisfaction. However, data alone isn’t much good unless it’s analyzed, understood and acted upon. Director of Database Modeling & Data Analytics Rich Rosario examines how data analysis is benefiting from new technology tools by allowing analysts to dig more deeply into supply chains.
  • The U.S. and Asian Supply Chain Relationship: The trade battle between the U.S. and China has played a major role in causing strategic shifts within supply chains, with U.S. businesses reducing their Chinese manufacturing presence in order to avoid tariffs and rising production costs. Founder & CEO John Haber examines the impact this tension has had on businesses and what to expect in 2020.
  • The Greening of the Supply Chain: Sustainability is no longer just about PR opportunities. It can impact an organization’s bottom line and ability to win business. President of Sales & Marketing Kim McQuilken examines why logistics providers and transportation carriers will need to incorporate measurable sustainability practices within their business structure to avoid being sidelined by the competition.

Supply chains are dynamic and fast-paced. To stay competitive and keep costs in check, organizations must keep a pulse on market changes.  This allows them to  make smart, data-driven decisions about how to manage their supply chain more efficiently and cost-effectively.

SME Provides Bench Strength

Our team of experts are armed with financial backgrounds and deep client expertise across a wide range of industries and geographies. We leverage this expertise to help customers reduce supply chain costs and optimize logistics networks in the face of a complex, and rapidly changing landscape. With strategic guidance, cost modeling technology and deep market intelligence, we enable companies to optimize their transportation, distribution and fulfillment spend.


ABOUT SPEND MANAGEMENT EXPERTS

Spend Management Experts provides strategic guidance to optimize your supply chain. Using cost modeling technology and market intelligence, we help companies with their transportation, distribution and fulfillment spend. Often large shippers can reduce their spend across the supply chain by 20% or more. We specialize in reducing distribution costs, increasing efficiencies, dynamic reporting, greater budgeting and forecasting accuracy and optimizing supply chain execution. We leverage our proprietary models to identify savings and build negotiation strategies based on data and business cases. As industry experts, our fresh approach provides clients with straightforward details on exactly how savings are derived. Spend Management Experts is your competitive edge, delivered.

Connect with Spend Management Experts on TwitterLinkedIn, and the Spend Management Experts blog.

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Supply Chain Management Insights for 2020

February 17, 2020


Supply Chain Management Resource Guide

Every February, SupplyChainBrain publishes its annual Supply Chain Management Resource Guide, which shares insights from top minds in technology, logistics and transportation on the trends and challenges that will impact the supply chain over the next year. As a leading supply chain management consultancy, we believe knowledge is not only powerful but necessary in order to maneuver through an ever-changing market. That’s why it was important for us to share our perspective and market analysis with the supply chain community. We contribute commentaries from several of our industry thought leaders about the key trends and challenges impacting shippers across the globe.
  • Crowd-Sourced Delivery is Here to Stay: Customer expectations for faster, more flexible delivery are forcing retailers to come up with creative solutions. VP of Transportation Solutions Brian Broadhurst examines the cost and service benefits of crowdsourced delivery, and considerations for determining if it fits strategically within the rest of the business.
  • The Bigger Side of E-Commerce: E-commerce has evolved beyond the ordering of small items like books and electronics. It now includes large items, such as furniture and exercise equipment, yet consumers expect the same delivery experience as smaller products. VP of Analytical Solutions Melissa Runge examines how the need for specialized service in the last-mile delivery of large items has attracted small-parcel providers, trucking firms and 3PLs.
  • The Importance of Data in Supply Chains: Data is important to businesses in formulating strategies, streamlining operations and ensuring customer satisfaction. However, data alone isn’t much good unless it’s analyzed, understood and acted upon. Director of Database Modeling & Data Analytics Rich Rosario examines how data analysis is benefiting from new technology tools by allowing analysts to dig more deeply into supply chains.
  • The U.S. and Asian Supply Chain Relationship: The trade battle between the U.S. and China has played a major role in causing strategic shifts within supply chains, with U.S. businesses reducing their Chinese manufacturing presence in order to avoid tariffs and rising production costs. Founder & CEO John Haber examines the impact this tension has had on businesses and what to expect in 2020.
  • The Greening of the Supply Chain: Sustainability is no longer just about PR opportunities. It can impact an organization’s bottom line and ability to win business. President of Sales & Marketing Kim McQuilken examines why logistics providers and transportation carriers will need to incorporate measurable sustainability practices within their business structure to avoid being sidelined by the competition.
Supply chains are dynamic and fast-paced. To stay competitive and keep costs in check, organizations must keep a pulse on market changes.  This allows them to  make smart, data-driven decisions about how to manage their supply chain more efficiently and cost-effectively.

SME Provides Bench Strength

Our team of experts are armed with financial backgrounds and deep client expertise across a wide range of industries and geographies. We leverage this expertise to help customers reduce supply chain costs and optimize logistics networks in the face of a complex, and rapidly changing landscape. With strategic guidance, cost modeling technology and deep market intelligence, we enable companies to optimize their transportation, distribution and fulfillment spend.
ABOUT SPEND MANAGEMENT EXPERTS Spend Management Experts provides strategic guidance to optimize your supply chain. Using cost modeling technology and market intelligence, we help companies with their transportation, distribution and fulfillment spend. Often large shippers can reduce their spend across the supply chain by 20% or more. We specialize in reducing distribution costs, increasing efficiencies, dynamic reporting, greater budgeting and forecasting accuracy and optimizing supply chain execution. We leverage our proprietary models to identify savings and build negotiation strategies based on data and business cases. As industry experts, our fresh approach provides clients with straightforward details on exactly how savings are derived. Spend Management Experts is your competitive edge, delivered. Connect with Spend Management Experts on TwitterLinkedIn, and the Spend Management Experts blog.

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