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|Reverse Logistics: More than just getting it, it's about getting it, right
Most retailers are devoting more attention and resources to reverse logistics than ever before, as they seek to reap as much value as possible from returned goods. The high variability in returned merchandise creates many disposition options, such as return to vendors, refurbish, re-package, recycle or donate. Retailers are taking stock of every department, class and sub-class to track the value of products that can be recovered.
|What retailers need to know about reverse logistics
|How do you unlock the value of reverse logistics|
Reverse logistics represents a significant part of a company's cost structure, ranging from 0.1 to 1% of the sales value of a product and averaging 0.5%, leading to an annual cost in the U.S. of 200 billion USD. Compared to the cost of goods sold, an average of 7 to 10% is directly or indirectly attributable to reverse logistics. Next to that, a properly managed reverse logistics flow on average has the potential to reclaim 32% of the original product value. And the significance of the reverse supply chain is growing!
|Is franchising a good fit for you?|
To franchise or not to franchise, is a million dollar question. Information making a strong case for franchising abounds. But, so do myths to dissuade would-be franchisors. And while there is no cardinal rule that will help businesses answer this question, a detailed study of the various aspects of franchising would help.
|Why the data supply chain is worth considering |
Yes, data technologies are evolving rapidly, but most have been adopted in piecemeal fashion. As a result, enterprise data is vastly underutilized. Data ecosystems are complex and littered with data silos, limiting the value that organizations can get out of their own data by making it difficult to access. To truly unlock that value, companies must start treating data more as a supply chain, enabling it to flow easily and usefully through the entire organization--and eventually throughout each company's ecosystem of partners too.
|How to leverage the Internet of Things for your Marketing|
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the term commonly used to refer to gadgets that previously had nothing to do with the Internet but now can send and receive data over the Web. Thus, smart watches, smart home technology (such as intelligent lighting systems, connected refrigerators and advanced coffee machines), fitness sensors and other connected devices all present possibilities for real-time, personalized and adaptive interaction between man and machine.
|Digital as a game-changer for CPG Companies|
Digitally driven innovations are restructuring how consumers shop for and buy CPG products. Pioneering companies are creating value by meeting changing consumer expectations with new business models, products, and services. Both trends are putting retailers and manufacturers under acute pressure to adapt.
|How To Drive Strategic Sourcing Effectively with Supply Market Intelligence |
Tata Consultancy Services
Supply market intelligence is key to strategic sourcing. Clear and actionable reporting of supply market analysis is essential for developing robust category strategies and achieving year on year savings on high value spend categories. To enable this, companies require a significant investment of resources with adequate domain expertise.
|How to make 'Category Management' work for your brands|
Category Management' sounds like a straightforward idea: retailers should manage each product category for maximum customer appeal. A Category Manager should be a general manager of a business unit, not just a buyer looking to procure product. Rather than focusing only on wringing the lowest costs out of suppliers, trading departments should develop the best possible customer proposition, with competitive pricing, attractive promotions, relevant assortments, and appealing visual merchandising.
|How mobility enablement of supply chain management can yield higher profitability|
One of the key areas in any manufacturing set up is the supply chain management. Optimization of supply chain has always been the key to efficiency, cut costs, reduce waste and cut cycle times. Mobility solutions can play a significant role in helping you do this.
|HLL LIFECARE LIMITED||Head- Consumer Business Division|
|Clearwater Capital Partners||AVP - Investments (Real Estate)|
|Narang Cold Storage & Ice Factory||Chief Operating Officer|
|Nestle S.A.||Category Demand Planning Manager|
|Nestle India Limited||Head of Procurement of Packaging Materials|
|SPENTA Consultants Pvt Ltd||Director|
|Stanley Black & Decker , Inc.||Head - Human Resources, India|
|VIOM Networks||Circle Head|