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Thursday, October 5, 2017 -- Published once each month.

 
Crossover Businesses: Part One—How a Business Changes When it ‘Crosses Over’ to Combine Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail
By Bill McBeath Thursday, October 5, 2017
As the lines between manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and retailers are increasingly blurred, it impacts the basis of competitiveness, business models, processes, services, and systems. In this series, we explore what happens when businesses ‘cross over’ to become a combination of manufacturer/distributor/retailer. [ Read: Crossover Businesses: Part One—How a Business Changes When it ‘Crosses Over’ to Combine Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail ]
The Journey to Visibility: Part One—Introduction
By Anne Grackin Thursday, October 5, 2017
Outsourcing and globalization have heightened our awareness of supply chain risks. Knowing our fragility in this new world order, we have a new sense of urgency to create visibility across multi-tiered operations and with suppliers through much finer grained information. [ Read: The Journey to Visibility: Part One—Introduction ]

Advanced Pool Distribution: Part Two—Capabilities of Advanced Pool Distribution
By Bill McBeath Thursday, October 5, 2017
Not all pool distribution providers are created equal, when it comes to the kinds of services and value they provide. Here we discuss the key capabilities and attributes to look for in advanced pool distribution. [ Read: Advanced Pool Distribution: Part Two—Capabilities of Advanced Pool Distribution ]

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