White Papers

Redesigning The Supply Chain Organization for Omnichannels:
Why Is This So Challenging?

As Supply Chain Management (SCM) continues to expand in its understanding, its impacts on stakeholder value, and its role in the business and operational strategies of each company, the question of the most effective organizational design has risen to the executive suite along with the awareness of its growing influence. This paper provides you with needed guidelines for SCM organizational redesigns. When a redesign is done correctly, factoring in all pieces of the puzzle and answering the correct questions, an organization can enable change, and in fact, produce greater profitability from all channels.

What Is Supply Chain Network Design and Why Is It Important?

The primary purpose of a supply chain network design is to assess company policies and programs and to meet targets to accomplish longā€term strategic objectives.Most business units or functional areas within a company are impacted by a network design project.

Program Management Office: Its Objectives, Methods, and Value for Supply Chain Management

This Paper addresses the Program Management Office (PMO) at the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) level. How it is best organized, staffed, operated, and value-based. It describes leading practices and provides guidelines for supply chain leaders seeking transformative improvements in their operations.

Creating a Successful Network Design: Starts with Operations Strategy

There needs to be an operations strategy when designing a supply chain network. There are many things involved in designing a well oiled, effective, and profitable supply chain. A business must understand what functionalities and performance is expected from the network design.

Dimensional Weight Pricing

Dimensional Weight pricing for parcel has been activated for a couple of months now and the realities are setting in for those impacted by it. This white paper addresses some thoughts about what companies can do to combat dimensional weight pricing now that it is here.