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APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) is a member-based nonprofit and one of the world’s leading proponents of business benchmarking, best practices, and knowledge management research. We follow our mission to help organizations around the world improve productivity and quality by discovering effective methods of improvement, broadly disseminating findings, and connecting individuals with one another and with the knowledge they need to improve.

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Based on stories in the business media over the last week or so, I expect four specific trends to dictate supply chain, logistics, and materials handling development in 2016. (December 28, 2015)

Best Practices
Before you decide to outsource routine procurement activities, consider what your organization values most. (December 23, 2015)

For real results, organizations should implement supply chain risk management practices, especially risks presented by Information Technology disruptions. (May 03, 2015)

Best Practices
Supply chain planning is a proactive approach to preparing for and marshalling resources in anticipation of future demand, however, a problem with most planning efforts is that they assume no uncertainty in demand or supply. (May 08, 2014)

Results from an APQC survey reveal that there are skills gaps among candidates, but organizations are adopting ways to develop current and future employees. (February 25, 2014)

Best Practices
Organizations should consider how the costs of managing risk balance out with potential lost revenue and damage to reputation that can result from a disruption to operations caused by a natural disaster or political instability in key supplier regions. To be a global business, supply chain risk management is a necessity. The key is to determine how to do it efficiently and effectively. (September 19, 2013)

Sustainability initiatives with suppliers and service providers in areas like energy emissions and carbon management can have mixed effects on supply chain performance. But they do have one overarching benefit: the potential to create closer relationships with these key partners (September 18, 2013)

In order to determine whether centralized logistics structures also improve logistics performance, APQC compared the quality of deliveries, inventory management, and logistics costs of organizations using a centralized structure with those using a decentralized structure. (April 25, 2013)

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