Tag: supply chain

Transforming Pharma through Big Data and Analytics

Transforming Pharma through Big Data and Analytics

The global Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries are in turmoil. While top blockbusters are going off-patent, the decades-long decline in R&D productivity continues and peak sales of launched products are declining. However, it’s not all bad news. The availability of new big data sources and technologies holds the promise to fundamentally transform the Pharma industry. Explore […]

Current Challenges of eProcurement

Current Challenges of eProcurement

As manufacturing and businesses turn global, many organizations find themselves locked into two types of procurement practices: one set is struggling with Ariba, BasWAre, ePlus, PeopleSoft, Oracle or SAP type e-Procurement implementations while the other has direct material sourcing and procurement processes they have developed—and which are now inadequate—over the last decade or so. They […]

Decreasing Delivery Headaches with Outsourcing Supply Chain Management

Decreasing Delivery Headaches with Outsourcing Supply Chain Management

Six major changes are shaping supply chains of tomorrow: globalization, demand sensing and planning, collaboration with providers to enable innovation, shrinking product life cycles, and increased pressure from competition and product retirement compulsions and innovations that are cropping up as remanufacturing. Efficiently addressing these factors ensures higher value to the customer. Unfortunately for many organizations, […]

BPaaS: A Boon for Delivering Efficient Public Services | Article

BPaaS: A Boon for Delivering Efficient Public Services | Article

For governments, it is imperative to bring down the costs of administering a growing number of public services. Since the 1800s, governments have funded law enforcement, water, electricity, town planning, health services, public transport and education. Today, governments must also provide their citizens with waste management services, telecommunications, environmental protection, public housing etc. Taxpayer money, […]

Transforming Supply Chain Management with RFID

Transforming Supply Chain Management with RFID

Some years ago, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) was going to power supply chain systems to the next level. Retailers like Target, Metro Cash & Carry and Walmart adopted it, only to discover that there were several challenges. Integration with SCM was one—tracking everything down to the last part/unit using RFID was turning out to not […]

The Retail Revolution: Big Changes in Store for 2012 | Article

The Retail Revolution: Big Changes in Store for 2012 | Article

The past few years have not been kind to retailers. Sluggish economies, shrinking margins and a more cost-conscious consumer have taken their proverbial toll. “We’ve seen retail sales increase by 5 percent to 6 percent, yet profits declined from 3.5 percent to 2 percent.  So, even though stores are selling more, they’re making less,” explained […]