Tips for Improving Your Supplier Relationships

By
Brian Lindner
January 9, 2023 -
Building long-term, strategic relationships with suppliers should be a goal for every retailer. Improving supplier relationship management (SRM) brings benefits that help you deliver high-quality products and services to your customers. These...

The Importance of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

By
Brian Lindner
January 6, 2023 -
The actions taken by suppliers and other trading partners are one of retailers' most common supply chain blind spots. A supplier's decisions create a ripple effect throughout the supply chain, making supplier relationship management (SRM) vital for...

5 Critical Drop Ship KPIs for Retailers to Track

By
Peter Edlund
December 2, 2022 -
In an earlier article, we discussed how drop shipping allows retailers to expand SKUs and revenue without incurring inventory costs and headaches. While there are still some challenges with drop shipping, it’s now a standard business practice for...

Understanding the Supply Chain Bullwhip Effect

By
Ashley Mooney
January 19, 2022 -
The different players in the supply chain — including customers, suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers — have limited control over the whole process, but their actions influence everyone else. As these different parties try to respond to demand...