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A Look at the Digital Supply Chain

by David on October 25, 2010

Supply Chain Brain | October 22, 2010 What is a digital supply chain? In many ways, it’s similar to a traditional supply chain, says Pearlman. Purveyors of digital entertainment still must cope with issues related to order management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution. The difference lies in a reliance on “virtual inventory” – music, books, […]

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Key Performance Indicators and Metrics

by David on September 16, 2010

Metrics are a crucial tool for effectively managing a facility to match our client’s expectations. Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are an important means to measure cost for the value provided by Concargo. Concargo’s comprehensive and real-time Warehouse Management System (WMS) allows us to actively monitor and report on select Key Performance Indicators. There are numerous […]

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What is Lean SCM & Logistics?

by David on September 9, 2010

What precisely constitutes “lean” has been a challenge for many since the term joined the manufacturing lexicon more than 15 years ago. The term was coined by researchers led by James Womack to describe how Toyota ran its business. On Womack’s Lean Enterprise Institute website, lean’s core idea is described in this way: “to maximize […]

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Crossdocking: A New Vision for an Old Idea

by David on August 18, 2010

Manufacturers and distributors know crossdocking — the practice of immediately converting inbound deliveries to outbound shipments — can help create more efficient supply chains. But there’s an obstacle to crossdocking that can undermine those efforts: the need for continuous, real-time shipment visibility. Without the shipper’s ability to track and trace individual parcels, shipments may be […]

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