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Brand Supply Chain Success: Report Early Savings

Posted by Tracy Sloger on Oct 20, 2014 12:33:00 PM

With a trend to cut marketing budgets and maintain effective strategies that drive awareness and sales, marketers are looking for real means to make CEOs and CFOs happy.
 
We write about cost savings often. One key area that brands find the ability to reduce spend in, without hurting effectiveness of branding, is in brand supply chain.

What is Brand Supply Chain?

Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods. It includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. Brand supply chain can be thought of as the creation and movement of branded materials from the national brand to local markets and local consumers, or as we like to call it, B2Local.

Successful Brand Supply Chain Management

We help brands make the transition from inefficient branded material buys to centralized, streamlined, efficient brand supply chain success. But, what factors drive the decision to move forward with an implementation? What factors drive a successful partnership?
 
We find there are seven keys to driving a successful partnership:
  • Report Early Savings
  • Industry Expertise
  • Transparent Goals
  • Commitment and Leadership Involvement
  • Technology Enablement
  • Brand Visibility and Control
  • Agency Integration

In this post, we explore “early success” and what that means.

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Topics: distributed marketing collateral, marketing procurement, managed services provider, marketing operations services, brand supply chain, supply chain management services, supply chain management, Distributed Marketing Management

6 Ways Best-In-Class Managed Service Providers Save Time and Reduce Expenses

Posted by Cindy Lawrence on May 16, 2014 1:07:48 PM

Promoting through marketing and print is a crucial tool in expanding a brand’s customer base, delivering high-quality products and maximizing profits. Often the challenge is striking the right balance between the departments responsible for finding the best fit for the company’s marketing and printing needs. Whether it’s Marketing, Supply Chain, Training, Human Resources or some combination, each department has its own – and sometimes conflicting – roles and responsibilities.

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Topics: managed services provider, Blog, franchise marketing, distributed marketing

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