LIVING LOGISTICS BLOG

    The Evolution from a Control Tower to a Center of Excellence

    Nov 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Samantha Bender posted in Center of Excellence, Control tower, Visibility, Supply Chain Solutions, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Optimization

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    These terms are mostly related to end-to-end visibility and a supply chain's performance, although a robust Center of Excellence is a much more complex concept.

    The Center of Excellence consolidates all operations and supply chain process expertise into a single location. This location would not only include logistics experts but also Procurement, Global Trade Compliance, Finance and Planning, Order to Cash, Engineering, Network Optimization, Business Intelligence and IT.  All of these unique functions, working in harmony, will make it easier for our clients to do business with us while providing additional value to our Customer’s Supply Chain.

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    Tariffs, Trade Wars and Supply Chain; Who is Winning?

    Aug 27, 2019 2:18:51 PM / by Adrienne Watts posted in Supply Chain Solutions, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Cost Savings

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    Initial tariffs were put in place last year for steel, aluminum, washing machines, solar panels and other goods at 25% in two phases. Starting September 1st new tariffs on remaining imports begin at 10% for apparel, some electronics, toys, etc. and on December 15th this will include all products from China.

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    Green Supply Chain Management Practices

    Aug 7, 2019 1:37:16 PM / by Antoinette Maqueda posted in Supply Chain Management, Customer Satisfaction, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

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    Green supply chain management (GSCM) is exactly what it sounds like: greener, more environmentally friendly practices within supply chain management (SCM). The concept of SCM was introduced and popularized in the 1950s when manufactures found ways to minimize production costs through mass production. As competition heightened within the field, companies increased their awareness of “green” practices, therefore, acting in an ethically and socially responsible manner. 

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