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Achieving Competitive Advantage through Collaboration with Key Customers and Suppliers
  By: Don Johnston
As with preceding operational evolutions, collaboration will doubtless be pioneered by some companies and shunned by others. Far from the micro/technical operational thinking of the past, collaboration offers a strategic perspective, divergent options and colossal profit, and capital efficiency benefits. Until it becomes universally adopted, collaboration is the most promising source of competitive advantage from operations available today.

How To Solve Supply Chain Related Issues
  By: David Gass
Businesses whose operations rely on supply chains have to manage inventories of a large variety of assorted items. Traditional systems of inventory management lead to many inefficiencies. Adapting newer technology can largely eliinate these. To this end, many companies are exploring silent commerce or exploiting the benefits of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags combined with wireless communication and sensors.

Reverse Logistics in Supply Chain Management
  By: John Mehrmann

The evolution of reverse logistics for manufactured products is developing in direct proportion to the rapid advancements in technology and the subsequent price erosion of products as new and improved products enter the supply chain at a faster pace. With such thin margins and so much competition, mismanagement of the supply chain can be devastating. Those organizations with the infrastructure to capture and compare the composite value of components with real time intelligent analysis and disposition based on changes in refurbishment cost, resale value, spare parts, repair and overall demand will not only become more profitable, but such flexibility and scalability will allow them to outmaneuver and eliminate the competition.


Shipping System Integration: Hidden Opportunities
  By: David Isserman

We are all aware of the complexities encountered when integrating new software into our workplace environment, but at the same time we understand that the benefits new systems can provide sometimes far outweigh any problems that might arise along the installation process. The same is true when deciding whether to purchase a customized shipping system.


Supply Chain & Logistics Best Practices - are You Keeping Up?
  By: Alan Denton

We are told that the constant increase in computer processing power (one version of Moore’s Law states that computing power/dollar doubles every 2 years) is changing the way the world, and supply chains, operate. This article looks at some of the ways the Internet and other computer enabled technologies have created 'best practices'.



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