Value Unchained

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).

Customer Mobility and the Supply Chain

Customer Mobility and the Supply Chain

Things change in a hurry. I’m consistently amazed at how quickly something can go from idea to invention to novelty and then, in the blink of an eye, it’s just a part of the world as we know it.

How Real-Time Information Can Reduce Supply Chain Waste

How Real-Time Information Can Reduce Supply Chain Waste

We live in an increasingly real-time world where the idea of instant information directing our actions and decision-making has seeped into nearly every aspect of our lives – transforming the way we live.

3 Ways To Sell Into China

3 Ways To Sell Into China – Which One Is Suitable And Why?

In previous posts, we talked about the unique challenges of selling online into China and discussed compliance as one of the challenges. In this post, I will further describe why having a domestic business presence is a necessary part of many application and operational processes in China.

Chinese Demand for Foreign Brand Products

Chinese Demand for Foreign Brand Products

Companies face many challenges when entering the online market in China, which is continually growing, making each merchant or manufacturer’s brand a potential hit.

The Miraculous Rejuvenation of Phone Support

The Miraculous Rejuvenation of Phone Support

In my last blog, I talked about the way organizations can maintain their high-standard customer engagement without increasing costs. It’s all about the way a company organizes its customer contacts.

In this blog, I would like to point out that regardless of how many new and exciting means of communication came into our lives in recent years, the most important one is still picking up the telephone.

Tips for Global Expansion (Part 2)

Tips for Global Expansion (Part 2)

There is so much more to global expansion than simply operating with a different currency. No two countries are alike, and no matter how similar certain countries might seem, there is no magic bullet for supply chain solutions that will work across the board.

Gartner’s 2015 Digital Commerce Guide

Gartner’s 2015 Digital Commerce Guide

As you may have seen in the news last week, ModusLink was included in industry analyst firm Gartner’s Digital Commerce Vendor Guide for 2015. This annual guide takes a high-level look at the e-commerce industry and its major players, split up in different categories, while sharing some tremendous insight into the current state of the e-commerce market and where we can all expect it to go from here.