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Six Key Trends Changing Supply Chain Management Today: Choosing the Optimal Strategy for Your Business

Source: Hitachi Consulting Corporation
Technology and process upgrades at forward-thinking companies confirm supply chain excellence as a more widely accepted element of overall business strategy. To remain successful, companies need organization-wide buy-in to supply chain excellence, with key trends in mind: demand planning as an imperative; globalization; increased competition and price pressures; outsourcing; shortened and more complex product life cycles; and collaboration between stakeholders.


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TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Published On: August 27 2013 This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing this industry, and the innovation and technology that are driving change. Read More...
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Source: SuccessFactors Talent managers today face a number of challenges, including integrating talent management programs while still impacting the business—all with cost constraints. But solving immediate talent needs will not be the only expectation. Talent managers must take a long-term view and anticipate tomorrow’s needs to attract, engage, retain, reward, and develop high-performing employees. Read up on best practices for building your organization’s talent—today and tomorrow. Read More...
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