Winddle will be at SITL Intralogistics on March 14th – 16th

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will present you

the next-generation collaborative platform

to manage your supply chain operations

from conception to warehouse delivery

 

Stand P-84

Porte de Versailles – Pavillion 1


Purchase order tracking

Shipments collaborative management

Supply chain follow-up & advanced reporting

Trade partners collaboration

Supplier relationship management

and more!

If one of this topic rises your interest, feel free to contact us to arrange a meeting at the fair.

 

How to Control Quality without Delaying Shipments

Quality approvals of a production batch often add 1 to 3 days in the total lead time. It can take up to several weeks. However, some importers manage to do much better. They lose no time at all on all acceptable batches, and they minimize the amount of time wasted on “problem orders”. How do they do?

First, let’s look at what you need to avoid. Here is a typical situation that plays out every day.

  • The factory doesn’t plan ahead; they book the inspection once they see they are nearly done packing the goods.
  • The inspection company/team can’t send inspector(s) right away; they go on site 2 days later.
  • Once the inspection is done, the report is reviewed and sent after 1 working day.
  • One of the findings is not clearly explained. An email exchange consumes 3 hours.
  • The buyer instructs the supplier to rework the goods and to book a re-inspection.
  • The supplier comes back with a different suggestion that the buyer rejects.
  • The manufacturer sorts and re-works the goods, and a few days are wasted again for inspection scheduling and reporting.
  • In the worst cases, the failure & re-inspection cycle goes on.

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5 Ways to Improve your Time-to-Market

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Achieve a shorter time-to-market with internal improvements

Many would see the title of this blog post and assume that we would list modes of faster transportation or advanced machine technology. If your long time-to-market is a problem, there are ways to make your internal operations speedy without compromising quality. In a recently conducted survey, 75% of head buyers chose “reducing time-to-market” as one of their top 3 main goals. One of Winddle’s key benefits is to reduce your average time-to-market. We want to share with you how you can use our technology to define a better procurement process. (more…)

7 Tips to Avoid Losing Momentum on Product Development

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Don’t let your product development lose momentum

Ideation and product development has to be one of the most fun parts of consumer business, but you don’t want to lose momentum when you’re on the brink of the next big thing!  Apart from having the right team, the right strategic suppliers and the best idea, there are many factors that can slow down your product development. These are our tips to make sure this doesn’t happen.  (more…)

Which U.S. Presidential Candidate is best for Procurement?

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2016 Presidential Candidates and Proposed Action Plans

The 2016 Presidential Candidates have stated their views on endless topics, but which action plans are best for the procurement function? There are many issues that, depending on which candidate is elected in November, will directly or indirectly affect procurement. We discuss how each candidate will address their most important issues.

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Staying Human Behind Collaborative Technology

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Remember: there are humans behind those screens

It is very important to remember that while communicating through technology for business that people skills need to be present. You don’t have the advantage of using gestures and facial expressions. In turn, this can make you seem inhuman when shop talk your only discussion. At Winddle, we are dedicated to providing you the means to communicate with partners in the most productive way possible. So what better way to use your time saved than to add some humanness to your communication?

We asked Chris Richardson to share his take on how to be personable when using collaborative technology. He shares his different, eccentric style to speech which adds a charm to conversation. Let us know what you think about Chris’s ideas in the comment section below! (more…)

The Evolution of Email and Why We Hate It

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How email has evolved from being useful to being polluted

The evolution of email started before the release of the internet and facilitated the creation of our interconnected world. It plays a bigger role in our daily lives than we realize. To be honest, most of us realize it but can’t make sense of why.

Since the the first ARPANET network email message was transmitted in 1971 by U.S. programmer Raymond Tomlinson with a body saying, “QWERTYUIOP” it has evolved to much more than it’s intended use. By 1985, email was most commonly used by government and military employees, students and academic professionals. Now, as a product of the digital revolution, to have an account for any digital offering, one must have an email account.

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Key Takeaways from #ProcureTech2016 – Part 2

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Global Procurement Technology Summit

Such deep discussion took place at the first annual ISM/Spendmatters Global Procurement Technology Summit in Baltimore, MD this March. With varying views on how technology should bring procurement to the next level, it was a breath of fresh air to get together and discuss technology innovation and the controversial topics surrounding it’s role.

This is the second installment of Key Takeaways from #ProcureTech2016. Read Part 1 here, where we discussed the first 4 takeaways from the event. Bringing together ideas from the notable speakers and discussions from the networking floor, here are 5 more key takeaways from the Global Procurement Technology Summit. (more…)