Stopping Brand Theft
There are two primary ways to curtail the distribution of counterfeit products.
Firms Hedging Against Risk of No-Deal Brexit
S&P reports that companies are implementing contingency measures including inventory boosts, warehouse relocations, and supply chain adjustments.
Mature Tool Giant Plots Big Growth Push
Stanley Black & Decker has doubled its size multiple times in its CFO's 20 years at the company. Doing it again requires a different, higher-tech approach.
Traditional Packaging Fails for E-Commerce
Using packaging designed for direct-to-consumer shipments, rather than in-store display, can reduce the cost of goods sold by several percent.
Add Supply Chain Expertise to the C-Suite
The supply chain affects more than 37% of a company's operating expenditures. But responsibility for it shouldn't fall on the CFO's shoulders.
Tupperware Shares Fall 6.7% on Lower Outlook
Customer service issues related to a French factory had "a larger than previously foreseen impact" on Q1 sales, the company says.
Conagra Boosts Guidance Despite Rising Costs
The company has been able to offset higher supply chain costs by cutting back on discounts and other expenses.
Sustainability Should Be on the Mid-Market CFO’s Agenda
Mid-market firms can be resource-constrained, but when it comes to sustainability their nimbleness can be an advantage.
Carillion Collapse Exposes Flaws in Trade Finance Disclosure
A report by Moody's says lax accounting requirements for reverse factoring arrangements helped mask the U.K. firm's deteriorating financial condition.