Value Optimization and a Holistic Approach to Reverse Logistics

Growing your business value is about value optimization.  A foundational component of value optimization is creating and implementing solutions or systems.  In recent years companies have spent millions of dollars on investing in systems to track and report on their reverse logistics efforts and practices.  The reality is that many of these systems are inadequate…

Flextronics Reports Strong Q3

Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company, today announced results for its third quarter ended December 31, 2013: (US$ in millions, except WASO and EPS) Three Month Periods Ended December 31, September 27, December 31, Continuing Operations: 2013 2013 2012 Net sales $ 7,183 $ 6,410 $ 6,123 Adjusted operating income $…

6 Spend Management Tips for Success

Defined as “the way companies control and optimize the money they spend,” spend management is a best practice that can yield a wide range of benefits for purchasing organizations. It encompasses the full purchasing lifecycle — from sourcing goods and selecting suppliers to setting up contracts and paying suppliers — and helps buyers take a…