October 18, 2017

By now, most of us have heard about Bitcoin, a digital currency that divides opinion in the finance sector. But while Bitcoin is alternately being hailed as the future or decried as a fraud, its underlying blockchain technology is the real treasure for other industries.

So what are the potential applications for blockchain in the supply chain environment?

That’s one of the questions we’ll explore in this article, as well as the potential restrictions and downsides of the technology.  Continue reading As Financiers Argue Over Bitcoin, Others See Potential for Blockchain in the Supply Chain

March 2, 2017

Even the most effective processes can be tightened up. Our section of the supply chain is no exception; there are always ways to improve order fulfillment, even in a finely-tuned operation. 

At big brands, the best managers are always striving to get more from their fulfillment and squeeze greater efficiency from their supply chain.

However, with so many moving parts it can be confusing and tough to know where to begin. Continue reading 5 Ways to Find Ideas That Improve Order Fulfillment

October 16, 2015

In recent pieces, we’ve focused on driving continuous improvement and developing outside the box thinking across your organization. Both are rooted in great ideas, the best of which tend to flow when you encourage creative thought.

That can be easier said than done. Not everyone is able to channel or express their great ideas as easily as others, even though every member of your team has something valuable to contribute. That doesn’t mean that they don’t want to contribute and feel like a part of the process, though. That comes down to your company management, training, and creating an atmosphere that motivates everyone to offer their opinion.

Even when you feel like you have a lot of creative individuals in your midst, it’s worth taking the time to expand the idea pool as wide as you can take it. A few simple ideas can help you to do that, as well as giving a broader perspective on ways to improve an organization. Continue reading 3 Quick Tips to Encourage Creative Thought