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4-Minute Click-to-Ship

4-Minute Click-to-Ship

We recently realized that we hit a new major milestone in operational efficiency while conducting internal testing at our Venray Solutions Center in the Netherlands – a record pace of 4 minutes click-to-ship.

That Time Again- Gartner’s 2015 Supply Chain Top 25

That Time Again: Gartner’s 2015 Supply Chain Top 25

Once again, Gartner released its Supply Chain Top 25 and while this year’s list has one less technology firm represented, familiar names including Toyota and Home Depot join the others in being recognized for supply chain greatness.

The Advantages of Real-Time Supply Chain Information

The Advantages of Real-Time Supply Chain Information

To keep up with increased consumer expectations for everything from personalization to overnight, two-day and even same day shipping, consumer product companies are being forced to make their supply chains operate faster and more efficiently than ever before. The slightest mistake or oversight could cause product delays, leading to loss of sales to competitors.

Making Reverse Logistics a Value Driver

Making Reverse Logistics a Value Driver

Products returned through reverse logistics – the process associated with managing a product or material after the point of sale being moved to maximize its value – are most commonly thought of and disregarded as defective or unwanted customer returns.

Tips for an Energy Efficient Supply Chain

Tips for an Energy Efficient Supply Chain

Anything that involves the production and movement of massive quantities of widgets from one place to another (or, as is the case more often than not, from one place to many others), also involves the use of natural resources. Carbon will be emitted, fossil fuels will be burned – there is simply no escaping this fact and it’s one of many reasons that energy efficiency has long been a hot button in the supply chain world.

Summer Assessment of Your Supply Chain Operations – Part Two

Summer Assessment of Your Supply Chain Operations – Part Two: 5 More Ways to Improve Supply Chain Operations

We discussed earlier that while some view summer as a time when things at work tend to slow down, those of us in the consumer goods industry begin ramping up in preparation for the back-to-school and holiday buying seasons. The upcoming increase in demand can be a great time to step back and take a look at your supply chain operations to make sure they are running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Making E-Commerce Work in Mexico

Making E-Commerce Work in Mexico

This week I’ll be in Mexico, giving a keynote at the CANIETI West Regional Annual Convention (Congress), which is taking place from July 30-August 2, 2015, at the Puerto Vallarta Jalisco Hotel: Grand Velas de Nuevo Vallarta. It is going to be a great event and the topic will be a great one as well: what companies need to know to make e-commerce work in Mexico.

Summer Assessment of Your Supply Chain Operations – Part One

Summer Assessment of Your Supply Chain Operations – Part One: 5 Ways to Improve Supply Chain Operations

While some view summer as a time when things at work tend to slow down, for those in the consumer goods industry it often becomes time to ramp up in preparation for the back-to-school and holiday buying seasons. With the upcoming increased demand, this can be a great time to step back and take a quick look at your supply chain operations to make sure they are running as smoothly and efficiently as possible, before you ramp up operations.

Saludos desde Guadalajara

Saludos desde Guadalajara

This week we here at ModusLink announced some big news tied to our solutions center in Guadalajara, Mexico: we have secured AAA Status Certification for Ley del Impuesto al Valor Agregado (IVA) (Value Added Tax) and Ley del Impuesto al Valor Agregado (IEPS) (Product and Services Tax).