Case Studies/White Papers

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  • Ocean Transport Reliability: What’s the Value?

    Ocean transportation is a crucial part of the supply chain, so container service reliability can be a pivotal element for optimizing sup­ply chains. If ocean services have a low de­gree of schedule reliability, it results in sig­nificant added costs...

    PDF • February 27th, 2014

  • Constraint-Based Transportation Planning and Warehouse Management

    Supply chain professionals say that integrated planning and execution is key for market responsiveness and operational efficiency, but often think of it as integrating demand planning with supply chain execution. However, integrating transportation...

    PDF • March 13th, 2014

  • Construction Sourcing with e-Procurement Tools

    The goal of this white paper is to share a historical perspective, both positive and otherwise, relative to the use of e-procurement tools in the construction space from a variety of sources, as well as SafeSourcing’s specific experience with our own...

    PDF • March 13th, 2014

  • Selecting the Right Network Using Total Cost of Ownership

    Business networks are revolutionizing the way organizations conduct business commerce. New research from Ardent Partners shows that more companies are using business networks more frequently and achieving greater results from their usage. In fact...

    PDF • March 13th, 2014

  • A Price Index of Temporary Labor Bill Rates

    The Master IQNdex illustrates the net direction of temporary labor bill rates by analyzing millions of data points, and summarizing across the major job sectors and geographic regions in the U.S.

    PDF • March 13th, 2014

  • A Clear Picture of Transformation

    This methodical approach to performance improvement is transforming a global procurement organization. Results include a standardized strategic sourcing process across a global team, and a very happy CPO and CEO of a $7 billion international consumer...

    PDF • March 13th, 2014

  • Five Cost Reduction Opportunities for Education

    Learn about the opportunities available to schools today and how they can make changes in their purchasing processes to dramatically reduce their costs.

    PDF • March 12th, 2014

  • What Your Waste Volume Says About Your Compliance Risk

    Retailers are well-versed in trash disposal, and how to categorize what is recyclable, but when it comes to hazardous waste, there is a great deal of confusion. With greater emphasis on EPA regulations in recent years, it’s critical that retailers...

    PDF • March 12th, 2014

  • North American Demand Planning Performance

    Economic uncertainty, increased complexity and demand volatility make forecasting demand challenging. In this white paper, learn how 11 multinational companies—representing one-third of the North American consumer products market and more than $130...

    PDF • March 12th, 2014

  • Are You Minding Your Business?

    If your role is in procurement, you may not have the time, resources or visibility to effectively manage your organization's indirect spend. The result is likely unrealized savings, compliance issues and poor decision-making. This white paper, The...

    PDF • March 12th, 2014

  • What Every CFO Should Know About Managing Supply Chain Costs

    To CFOs, supply chain operations are a tremendous cost of business and a potential drain on profitability. Yet many CFOs cannot make meaningful decisions because they lack data to understand what is happening across their far-flung supply chain...

    PDF • March 11th, 2014

  • Three Elements of an Effective Supply Chain Risk Management Strategy

    Learn how the three elements of supply chain risk mitigation can be achieved by creating living digital models of your end-to-end supply chain. These supply chain design techniques include: visualizing the current structure and flow of goods, scenario...

    PDF • March 11th, 2014

  • Achieving Supply Chain Excellence: Your Journey Forward

    Discover your new path to supply chain excellence.

    PDF • March 11th, 2014

  • Visibility in the Import Supply Chain

    Leading importers are reaping the benefits of end-to-end global supply chain visibility and control. Using concrete examples from the field, this document focuses on specific areas of the importer operation and shows how a clear view of the end-to-end...

    PDF • March 11th, 2014

  • Vendor-Managed Inventory Strategies Survey Results

    While interest in inventory programs that reduce costs and improve customer service is increasing, establishing a vendor-managed inventory (VMI) program can be challenging. A recent survey, conducted by Gatepoint Research, in which 200 executives...

    PDF • December 10th, 2013

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