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How Walgreens Took Advantage of CVS’s Vertical Supply Chain Reliance

The vertical supply chain model that was adopted by CVS Health paid off quite well for the drug store chain initially, but now competitor Walgreens has found a way to give the drug store chain a run for its money. When CVS Health acquired the country’s top pharmaceutical benefit manager (PBM), Caremark, and integrated its … Read more

Retail Supply Chains Must be Prepared for Omni-Channel Approach

Long gone are the days when the only option consumers had was to head out to their local stores, wait in line, and make a purchase from whatever items happened to be in stock while they were there. Traditional brick-and-mortar stores are now just one in a line of shopping channels that consumers can choose … Read more

Data Governance in the Hybrid Cloud Environment

Even though many companies are making the move to cloud applications, most of them are still heavily invested in on-premise operational applications. Even companies that plan to jump headfirst into the cloud end up using hybrid cloud/on-premise data management for a number of practical reasons. They might begin by instituting a cloud application for HR … Read more

Global Supply Chain Revolution Driven by IoT and Blockchain

When IoT and blockchain work together, they can provide access to unprecedented amounts of information. Take the example of a restaurant serving up burgers that seem to have something “off” about them. Pinpointing the problem can be a monumental task, with each part of the burger coming from its own lengthy supply chain going all … Read more

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