vendor managed inventory

Collaborative VMI Project Generates a Win-Win for the Buyer and Supplier

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is a process where the supplier monitors customer information to keep the customer properly stocked with materials.  VMI often gets a bad reputation because historically procurement departments use it to shift cost to the supplier. This project was different.  The overall objective was to reduce the number of manual changes to […]

Hashtag Team: Big Data’s effect on the supply chain, and what B2B can learn from B2C

We’re back with another recap of what kept the B2B social world buzzing this week. B2B News Network partnered with Nexalogy to help sift through the social data and find the most relevant posts and stories to keep you ahead of the curve. This week, we found posts about how a lack of social listening can […]

What OEMs need to know about reshoring manufacturing and their supply chains

Many OEMs are now bringing their final assembly operations back to North America. That’s good news for the blue collar workforce but what about the supply chain partners back in China and other low cost locales? Can OEMs find new suppliers close to home? Should OEMs use the old suppliers and manage the value chain […]

How climate change will affect supply chain management

North America supply chains are at risk due to climate change. Recently, business consulting firm Accenture and CDP issued a report on worldwide supply chain vulnerability rating Canada, the United States, Brazil and China behind Europe and Japan. Canada is ahead of the U.S. falling into the “inactive” area of Accenture’s sustainability matrix, meaning supply chains […]