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Your Supply Chain May Have Pains You Don’t Even Know About

Your Supply Chain May Have Pains You Don’t Even Know About

What are the key pain points affecting the logistics/supply chain management within your business?

When asked this question, many SCM managers will immediately mention factors like rising fuel costs; a shortage of manpower with the correct skills, experience, training, and mindset; outdated equipment that does not make use of the latest technology; constant pressure from customers who expect ever-shorter deliver lead times (partly caused by the increasing importance of e-commerce in the modern economy); and a host of other factors.

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Optimization: It’s Why You Care That We Exist

Optimization: It’s Why You Care That We Exist

In today’s ultra-competitive and fast-paced business environment where it is getting harder to differentiate products and services, a highly efficient distribution system can make your company stand out from the rest and serve as a major competitive advantage. Optimization is the key!

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Maybe You’ve Heard of Us, or Maybe You Haven’t - Waller & Associates - Supply Chain Consulting - boxes on conveyor

Maybe You’ve Heard of Us, or Maybe You Haven’t

Maybe You’ve Heard of Us, or Maybe You Haven’t

If you work in the logistics/SCM sector, it is possible that you have not heard of us yet. We are a relatively small, specialized company, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a big difference. As they say, dynamite comes in small packages. We may be small, but we are mighty.

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The Why, How, and What of Supply Chain Optimization – Part 3

The Why, How, and What of Supply Chain Optimization – Part 3

In the previous two posts on this topic we looked at the basic principle of inspiration being a more powerful force than manipulation, and of understanding and prioritizing the “why” of your business, as contained in the book Start With Why, by Simon Sinek.

This time around, we are going to explore whether outcomes and results (the “what”) are more influenced by the “why” (motivation and values) or the “how” (operational process) of the business.

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The Why, How, and What of Supply Chain Optimization – Part 2

The Why, How, and What of Supply Chain Optimization – Part 2

Last time, in the first installment of a three-part series about the “why”, “how”, and “what” of supply chain optimization, we introduced some of the principles contained in the book Start With Why, by Simon Sinek, and began to explore how these relate the supply chain/warehousing environment.

Today we are asking this question: Is the “why” really that important when it comes to implementing efficient supply chain optimization processes?

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The Why, How, and What of Supply Chain Optimization – Part 1

The Why, How, and What of Supply Chain Optimization – Part 1

Today, we are starting a 3-part series of posts in which we will explore three core elements of supply chain optimization, namely the why, the how, and the what.

We were inspired to think deeply about this topic by the principles and examples contained in the book Start With Why, by Simon Sinek – a British-American author, motivational speaker, and organizational consultant.

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Optimization Technologies Likely to Impact Future Development of the Supply Chain Management Industry - Waller & Associates Blog article

Optimization Technologies Likely to Impact Future Development of the Supply Chain Management Industry

Optimization Technologies Likely to Impact Future Development of the Supply Chain Management Industry

The world in which we live and do business continues to change rapidly due to the constant development of new technologies and the refinement and improvement of existing ones. The supply chain management industry (including logistics, warehousing, materials handling, and transport) is most definitely impacted by this trend.

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Comprehensive SCM Review & Evaluation

Invest Some of Your 2019 Budget in an Expertly Performed, Comprehensive SCM Review & Evaluation

So, 2019 now lies ahead – brand new year, brand new challenges and opportunity, brand new budget. Have you thought about using some of your logistics budget to have your supply chain reviewed and assessed by experienced and qualified industry experts?

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Why should we have our Supply Chain Assessed?

A properly optimized and managed supply chain can serve as a major competitive advantage for your organization. Many businesses place a lot of emphasis on the cost advantage they have over competitors (e.g. lower prices and production/procurement costs) but fail to also look at the potential value advantage created by good supply chain management.

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How Will a Growing Focus on STEM in Education Affect the SCM Industry in 2019 & Beyond?

How Will a Growing Focus on STEM in Education Affect the SCM Industry in 2019 & Beyond?

Currently, the industry is facing several challenges, with two key ones being rising labor costs and the shortage of suitably qualified and experienced workers.

Can you believe 2018 is almost a thing of the past, and we are already heading into 2019? Time flies, as they say. At this time of year, many people reflect on the year that lies ahead, what it holds for them and how they would like it to play out, what they would like to achieve, etc.

So, we are asking the question:

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Ecommerce is One of the Factors Creating Uncertainty and Driving Change in the Logistics Industry

Ecommerce is One of the Factors Creating Uncertainty and Driving Change in the Logistics Industry

CSCMP’s Annual State of Logistics Report titled Accelerating into Uncertainty makes the point, among other data and information, that overall logistics/delivery costs have declined in the last few years, even though energy prices have increased.

It seems as if consumer behavior is becoming the primary driver of logistics spending, rather than energy prices, and this, coupled with more widespread adoption of innovative technologies, is fundamentally changing the industry.

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