Spring starts the busy season for many of our business partners. With new technology enhancements at Medallion Fulfillment & Logistics we are working hard to be an integral part of your dynamic supply chain.
For many business owners the recent economic slow down has stopped and business and customers are returning. Now's the time to make sure that you have stock in our warehouse and are ready to take advantage of this trend.
President, Medallion Fulfillment & Logistics
Three Essential Skills to Strengthen Your Supply Chain
Building a strong supply chain is one of the most vital keys to business success. You can make the world's most fantastic product, but if you can't get it to the customer in a timely, efficient, cost-effective manner, your business is doomed.
A strong, flexible, reliable supply chain can help your business get off the ground, grow, and expand to achieve its full potential. But it takes well-honed management skills, state-of-the art technology and equipment, a well-trained workforce, and comprehensive in-the-trenches experience to successfully manage a business' supply chain fulfillment and logistics requirements in today’s highly competitive business climate.
Rather than reinvent the wheel and build their own supply chains, savvy business owners turn to the experts, outsourcing their fulfillment and logistics requirements to a company with the skill, resources, and experience to get the job done and done right at a fraction of the cost of building their own network.
Choosing the right fulfillment and logistics firm to manage your supply chain is critical to the success of your business. Supply chain experts say there are three essential skills necessary to building and maintaining a strong supply chain partnership: expectation, education and communication.
Expectation. Whether your business is starting out locally, expanding nationally or has already gone global, your supply chain provider must be able to react quickly to change. The more flexible your fulfillment outsourcer, the more quickly you can respond to the ever-changing needs of your customers, take advantage of new opportunities, and effectively manage your business. Both you and your supply chain partner must share the same dedication to product quality, customer service, and reliability – all while keeping a sharp eye on bottom line profitability.
Education. The speed at which technology and automation are changing supply chain operations demands that your supply chain partner embrace new advances in the industry that can improve your competitive edge. Continual education and staff training must be top priorities in order to stay on top of the latest developments and improvements in the supply chain industry.
Communication. Constant communication between business owners and their supply chain partner is critical to the smooth functioning of an efficient supply chain. Responsive communication ensures that the unique needs of your business and your customers will be successfully met and potential crises avoided. Partnering with a fulfillment and logistics professional gives you the ability to track, trace, and measure supply chain operations, providing valuable tools to better manage and grow your business.
Expectation, education, and communication are the three essential skills needed to build a strong partnership with a supply chain professional that will enhance your business and give it the strength and power to grow. Partnering with an experienced, knowledgeable, and flexible fulfillment and logistics expert gives your business the muscle you need to succeed.
Is Windows a Virus?
No, Windows is not a virus. Here's what viruses do:
- They replicate quickly - okay, Windows does that.
- Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system as they do so - okay, Windows does that.
- Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk - okay, Windows does that too.
- Viruses are usually carried, unknown to the user, along with valuable programs and systems. - Sigh.. Windows does that, too.
- Viruses will occasionally make the user suspect their system is too slow (see 2) and the user will buy new hardware. - Yup, Windows does that, too.
Until now it seems Windows is a virus but there are fundamental differences: Viruses are well supported by their authors, are running on most systems, their program code is fast, compact and efficient and they tend to become more sophisticated as they mature.
So Windows is not a virus.
It's a bug.
Sorry Microsoft, Windows is the program we have to have but love to hate.
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