Inventory Management Software TradeGecko Raises $6.5M Series A to Fuel Product Expansion

(SINGAPORE) – April 21, 2015 – TradeGecko, the industry-leading inventory management system powering global commerce, today announced a $6.5M USD round of Series A financing. Led by NSI Ventures and Jungle Ventures, the round will support TradeGecko's aggressive global and product expansion. In FY2015, TradeGecko experienced over 1,100 percent year-on-year growth, fueling its development as…

Apple’s History of Supply Chain Excellence

For seven years running, Apple has claimed the top spot in Gartner Supply Chain Top 25.  Next month, the analyst will release the list for the eleventh time—and it's a good bet that Apple will retain its leadership position. “It's hard to argue with operations that regularly generate more than $10 billion in cash flow…

Procurement & Finance: A Collaborative Approach

Procurement usually has its closest relationship with the finance department. Unfortunately, that relationship can also be the most challenging. For so long procurement was viewed as the less important little brother of the finance department. However, over the last two decades procurement has earned its reputation as a critical business function in its own right.…

Macroeconomic Cycles & Business Models

Macroeconomics plays a critical role in operation of any business as prevailing economic conditions affect individual businesses as well. Entrepreneurs and others business people must take these factors into consideration as part of their market analysis. As one example, the reduction or increase in demand for products affects decisions to expand or scale down their…

Technology Aids Spend Analysis for OEMs

Leading procurement professionals understands the tremendous business value that can be gained through effective spend analysis. The key elements of spend analysis have been used for years (visibility, data analysis, and data processing), and a host of technology applications (including some that can be trialed for free), are helpful in getting crucial intelligence out of…

US EMV Adoption to Drive Market

While less than 10% of cards shipped in the US last year were contactless, a mere 185m compared with 1.5 billion worldwide, this is set to change as the only major market not to have previously adopted EMV-standard cards finally makes the switch. Meanwhile in Europe, the birthplace of Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) standard,…