Traceability Helps Healthcare Supply Chains Combat Counterfeit Products

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Counterfeit products pose an ongoing threat to the safety and wellbeing of patients throughout the healthcare industry, and pose significant risks to manufacturers and retailers as well. A recent article from Supply & Demand Chain Executive examines the ways counterfeiting affects different parts of the healthcare supply chain, and shows the benefits of comprehensive traceability …

Digital Human Resource Operations

Human Resource Executive In an increasingly digital world, where quickly changing technology and demands for efficiency present ongoing challenges for Human Resource departments, a holistic approach to evolving strategies is necessary for HR to keep up with evolving workforces. In a recent article from Human Resource Executive, the author presents five key components of such an approach, emphasizing the importance …

ISA Highlights the Critical Role of Supply Chain Automation

Supply Chain Brain The International Society of Automation (ISA) released a 2024 position paper, highlighted in a recent article from Supply Chain Brain, outlining the importance of automation across the supply chain industry. The ISA notes the essential role automation plays in building supply chain resilience, and offers guidance for decision makers on incorporating these technologies into existing operations. As …

Digital Strategies for Building Healthcare Resilience

News-Medical Global healthcare systems have faced numerous and unprecedented challenges in the wake of COVID-19 and rapidly changing market conditions. For organizations throughout the industry, rising costs and resource shortages have meant a growing need for agility and resilience. A recent article from News-Medical provides tips for building this type of resiliency through powerful digital technology, from investing in telehealth …

Optimizing Logistics with Smart Warehousing

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Growing trends around smart warehousing are changing the logistics landscape for businesses of all kinds. Emerging and existing technology provides increasing opportunities for the development of “smart warehouses” that rely on automation, cloud-based management systems, machine learning, and other systems to streamline operations and improve efficiency. A recent article from Supply & Demand Chain Executive …

Creating a Process Improvement Plan

Julian Lankstead Laying out a 10-step method for creating a process improvement plan, a recent article from Julian Lankstead clarifies the essential components of an actionable, well-documented plan that leads to effective change. By first outlining the importance of such plans, then moving into each stage of plan evaluation, development, and implementation, Lankstead shows a path that organizations can follow …

Using Offshore Prototyping to Save Costs for Manufacturing Companies

STAMOD The manufacturing industry continues to face challenges related to cost savings, and companies will need to find creative ways to reduce expenses while remaining focused on quality and efficiency. In a recent article from STAMOD, the organization outlines seven strategies related to offshore prototyping that can yield both cost savings and long-term value. The article provides context and practical …

Addressing Common Supply Chain Myths

Solutions Review Supply chain work is subject to many misconceptions and myths, and this confusion can lead to trouble for organizations, both in terms of underutilization from within and misaligned expectations from others. In a recent article from Solutions Review, the most common of these misconceptions are reviewed and debunked, helping teams across various industries gain a better understanding of …

Strategies for Supporting HR Teams

Forbes Recognizing that a supported, engaged staff is critical for the success of any organization – and the key role that human resources plays in creating such an environment – Forbes has recently published a list of 10 strategies for HR teams to foster the support their staff needs to thrive. This collection of strategies includes simple concepts like ensuring …

Improving Pharmacy Purchasing Power

Chief Healthcare Executive Citing a disconnect between pharmacy leaders and C-suite hospital executives, as well as lack of transparent data, an article from Chief Healthcare Executive lays out common issues preventing pharmacies from maximizing purchasing power. The article suggests improved data tracking as a path for more informed decision making, as well as empowering pharmacy leaders to make independent decisions …