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Supplier Relationship Management (SRM): What Is It & Why Does It Matter?

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is a key part of any high-performing operation. Getting it right can mean massive benefits for you and your team – from lower prices to improved customer support. But, without effective processes in place for SRM, you can end up in some tricky situations – from price hikes to poor customer service when you need it the most.

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Objectives and Key Results: What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

If you’re running a warehouse, distribution center, or logistics team, you already know how important it is to clearly communicate and track your goals. But simply tracking KPIs isn’t enough. The best teams utilize a framework for making sure they’re focused on the right metrics and driving towards the right goals. This framework is called Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

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Warehousing KPI Cheatsheet | Top Metrics & Formulas For Measuring Performance

As the saying goes, “You can’t improve what you don’t measure.” Key performance indicators (KPIs) are an essential tool used by the world’s best warehouse managers to measure and improve their operation. A KPI is simply a metric that gives you a performance pulse for the most critical parts of your operation that you hope to uphold or improve. Typically, teams will track KPIs in spreadsheets or software designed specifically for automating metric-tracking for you.

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Distribution & Warehousing Associations: Which Should You Join & What Do They Offer?

If you’ve been looking to connect with other professionals in the distribution and warehousing industry, there’s no shortage of groups to join. In this post, we break down some of the top associations by location, who they’re best for, and the resources they offer to members.

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MRO Supplies: What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) supplies play a critical role in making sure businesses around the world run smoothly and safely, but most people have never heard of them before. So, what are they and why do they even matter?

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Purchase Requisition (PR): What Is It & How Does It Work?

Purchase requisitions (or PRs for short) are an essential part of any supply chain. In this article, we break down what a PR is, how it works, and answer other frequently asked questions. 

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Purchase Order (PO): What Is It & How Does It Work?

Purchases orders (or POs for short) are an essential part of any supply chain. In this article, we break down what a PO is, how it works, and answer other frequently asked questions.

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Needs-Based Purchasing: What Is It & How Does It Work?

If you’re a manager who's been thrown into purchasing on top of all your other responsibilities, you’re not alone. How can you make sure you’re getting the best value for your money?

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