Sales &Operations Planning

| June 21, 2017

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The imbalance between supply and demand costs companies millions of dollars every year in lost customer opportunities, excess inventory carrying costs, expedited rates or excessive discounting to purge of excess inventory. The current economic climate and global pressures are forcing companies to reevaluate their internal processes and incorporate leading practices into their internal business process to stay ahead of the competition and improve upon operation efficiencies. Dramatic demand pattern changes, new product introductions, promotions and changing customer landscapes can wreak havoc on the demand and supply equations

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Xpress Shipment

We strive to provide every customer the best service in the industry, as measured by the qualities our customers care about most. We operate with a strong work ethic, which means that we perform our jobs more efficiently and transparently TRUSTWORTHY We believe that acting with integrity is the best way to earn trust. Our dependability fosters sound decision-making and accountability – not just with large projects, but in small ways, we interact daily with our customers, employees, and suppliers.

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Creating A Culture Of Warehouse Safety Through People, Process, Tools, And Technology

Article | March 11, 2020

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Tracking Fixed Assets Across the Modern Supply Chain

Article | February 13, 2020

Fixed assets, comprised of high value, long-term use inventory, can cost $260,000 per hour in unplanned production downtime if mismanaged. Common enterprise asset management challenges include inaccurate data, lack of visibility, timeliness, costly downtime and inability to scale. Modern asset tracking software can drive operational efficiency and oversight, even across dispersed geographies.

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COVID-19 SUPPLY CHAIN IMPACTS ON THE GCC: WHAT TO FOCUS ON RIGHT NOW

Article | April 1, 2020

Over the past few years of digital transformation in the retail sphere, changing customer behaviours, and new demands, our supply chains have not become more robust to handle the additional pressure. Now, with COVID-19 knocking on our warehouse doors, we have a massive gap to bridge to make it safely to the other side of this crisis. There are a few reasons that the global supply chain structure - and by the same token the supply chain throughout the GCC in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and more - has not been reinforced, and most of it comes down to our ability to do basic maintenance on processes, technology, and optimisation.

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SOURCING AND THE VALUE CHAIN - WHY DIGITAL PLATFORMS MATTER

Article | February 28, 2020

The inevitability of supply chain disruptions in a global environment is one that's well understood. Businesses need to employ strategies that are agile, proactive, and resilient creating a no-risk supply chain to mitigate risks and ensure business continuity. In today's hugely competitive business environment, both profit and customer service levels must get carefully considered, making sourcing decisions crucial but often problematic. Businesses need to consider the rationale of low-cost longer lead-time sourcing vs. more expensive nearshore and onshore more costly options, with one eye firmly on the consumer demand and satisfaction as well as the carbon footprint and sustainability.

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Spotlight

Xpress Shipment

We strive to provide every customer the best service in the industry, as measured by the qualities our customers care about most. We operate with a strong work ethic, which means that we perform our jobs more efficiently and transparently TRUSTWORTHY We believe that acting with integrity is the best way to earn trust. Our dependability fosters sound decision-making and accountability – not just with large projects, but in small ways, we interact daily with our customers, employees, and suppliers.

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