Magazine Article | August 25, 2010

Vendor Insight: Streamlining The Retail Global Supply Chain

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies

By Mike Neadeau, DiCentral

Global supply chains are inherently complicated: Lead times are longer; policies, laws, and trading protocols are diverse; and language barriers make communication tricky. Technology has done much to overcome these obstacles, but difficulties still remain. The challenges, though, can be managed with the right knowledge and the right tools. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) EDI (electronic data interchange) networks can solve many of the problems that plague global supply chains and make supply chain management easier for both vendors and retailers. Here are seven strategies to consider when evaluating tools to manage your global supply chain.