Additive manufacturing (AM) is the umbrella term for technologies that fabricate products by building up thin layers of materials from three-dimensional, computer-aided designs. A subset of these technologies, 3D printing builds objects on machines that “print” successive layers of materials such as molten plastic.
This collection of Vantage Partners publications provides practical advice for developing and executing optimal supplier negotiation strategies, and building enhanced organizational capabilities for supply chain negotiations.
Play a part in speeding implementation and minimizing risks with the right ERP solution for your business. The "7 Steps to Building a Business Case for ERP" whitepaper will provide you with the groundwork needed for recommending an ERP software with a great technology foundation.
Posted on 10/13 at 10:02 AM
Misperceptions about 2D imagers are changing fast, which is why 2D imagers are the fastest-growing category of bar code readers. Only a few years ago 2D imagers were (wrongly) considered a niche technology mostly used for reading 2D bar codes. Now they are becoming the technology of choice for most bar code applications, and lasers are on the way to becoming a niche technology. The reasons: 2D imagers are as fast or faster than laser scanners, can read all the same bar codes as lasers plus 2D symbols that lasers can’t, and can do much more.
The value of the Netherlands as a logistics hub for European and global supply chains is best illustrated by comparing it with the ongoing competition from our neighboring countries. Based on the market experience of Holland International Distribution Council (NDL/HIDC) and discussions with our members and our contacts in the international business community, we know how important a detailed impression is of where the Netherlands ranks vis-à-vis competitors such as Belgium, Germany and France.
Find out how leaders at Ocean Spray® took a proactive approach to their complex supply chain and made it stronger by enacting a Managed TMS® solution. With the additions of talent technology, Ocean Spray improved deliveries from 85% to 95%. Find out why TMC earned Ocean Spray's "Third-Party Logistics Provider of the Year" award by reading this case study.
Research by students at the MIT showed that shippers who aggregated low volume lanes acquired favorable pricing.
Our Managed TMS® service represents the next evolutionary step in TMS technology that combines the strengths of the established 3PL model with software as a service (SaaS) technology. Take an in-depth look at this unique TMS solution and find out how three big-name brands are using it to their advantage.
Ask yourself this: what would your opportunity costs be if your distribution operations could not accommodate changes in volumes, product assortments or delivery timelines?
Today’s increasingly complex supply chains are challenging to manage in nearly every industry. Fueled by global competition and changing market dynamics, supply chain managers are seeking new solutions that better position their organizations for improved flexibility and future growth.
Posted on 09/15 at 08:41 AM
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