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Manufacturing in China: Still Viable in 2016?

Manufacturing in China: Still Viable in 2016?

Despite reports of a slowdown in the number of companies outsourcing manufacturing to Chinese factories, and the country's economic downturn, China remains a popular location for contract manufacturing. This is evidenced by the decision of at least two Western...

Should the HR Team Care About MHE Selection in Supply Chain?

Should the HR Team Care About MHE Selection in Supply Chain?

Whether you work for a manufacturer or brand owner with its own logistics operation or you are a manager for a 3PL provider, mechanical handling equipment is probably a critical element in your storage and transportation activities.     When buying new...

What Happens When Finance and Supply Chain Teams Collaborate?

What Happens When Finance and Supply Chain Teams Collaborate?

Are you a finance manager or leader in a company with supply chain involvement? If so, how well do you understand the role of supply chain functions in your company? More importantly, do you know how well those functional teams understand their impact on company...

An Introduction to CPFR in the Supply Chain

An Introduction to CPFR in the Supply Chain

How much do you know about CPFR? If you’ve never heard of it, have a quick read through this post and you’ll understand the basics of CPFR in the supply chain profession. CPFR is the acronym for collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment, a practice...

What Is Supply Chain Management and Why Does it Matter?

What Is Supply Chain Management and Why Does it Matter?

In an earlier post on this blog, I addressed the question “what is a supply chain?” As the post was intended to provide the answer in a nutshell, I simply explained that the supply chain starts with some raw materials and ends with a finished product in the hands of a...

Why the Procurement Team Should Understand Inbound Freight Costs

Why the Procurement Team Should Understand Inbound Freight Costs

If you work in a procurement or purchasing role, you’re probably involved in purchasing inbound materials. These might be raw materials for a manufacturing facility or perhaps finished goods (if you work for a retail organisation). In any event, you and your team can...

6 Steps Your IT Department Can Take Towards RFID Readiness

6 Steps Your IT Department Can Take Towards RFID Readiness

Are you an IT guy or girl in a logistics or supply chain organisation? If so, radio frequency identification (RFID) might become a feature of your project activity in the future—that is if your company hasn’t already implemented RFID.     The adoption of...