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May 10, 2017

3 Warning Signs of a Siloed Supply Chain – and How to Fix Them

Business moves fast. Very fast. Supply chains need to move even faster. But a siloed supply chain will slow down your company, frustrate your customers, and ultimately waste resources and lose business.

Why the Proper Management of Inventory Control is Critical to a Healthy Supply Chain
April 7, 2017

Why the Proper Management of Inventory Control is Critical to a Healthy Supply Chain

In order to maintain a healthy and successful supply chain, proper inventory control must be the main component of your business operations. As many companies experience ebbs and flow with material suppliers and customer demands, maintaining control of your product inventory in real time will ultimately ensure that the business decisions that your company is forced to make on the fly are both educated and anticipated.

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September 22, 2016

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain? ModusLink Can Help

While it is sometimes considered an afterthought – especially within the supply chain – sustainability can play a major role in the criteria that helps a manufacturer determine what solution providers to work with. As customers continue to request information from suppliers, partners and vendors about their environmental, social and compliance-related capabilities, there is no better time than the present for these to become more of a priority.

Incorporate Sustainability into Your Business Model
May 17, 2016

Go Green or Go Home

As many of you know, corporate social responsibility and sustainability have been at the forefront of our agenda here at ModusLink. Over the last few years, we’ve instituted a number of processes like our 4-D methodology for assessing new and existing supply chain operations and our sustainable packaging initiatives.

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging
September 3, 2015

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging

There was a time, not so long ago, when packaging was simple. Brands created products, stuck them in boxes stuffed with an obscene amount of Styrofoam peanuts or bubble wrap, then sent them off along their distribution path. As long as products arrived at their final destination intact, the shipping process was considered a success.

Tips for an Energy Efficient Supply Chain
August 14, 2015

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
August 6, 2015

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.

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July 23, 2015

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.

How Real-Time Information Can Reduce Supply Chain Waste
July 15, 2015

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.

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