Supply Chain

Commerce Director’s Thought Leadership Featured in Forbes Article

Perficient’s Director of Commerce Strategy, Justin Racine, was recently featured in the Forbes article, “Creating An Amazing Customer Experience On A Budget” by Shep Hyken. Hyken’s piece, which references Racine’s recent CMSWire contribution piece, emphasizes the struggle to provide the same customer experience despite obstacles such as employment issues, supply chain problems, or other causes […]

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The Wait Is Over – The World of Hurt for Auto Lenders Is Here

Back in May, we wrote about how various factors were converging to put a world of hurt on auto lenders. Auto loan originations hit a record high during the pandemic, total outstanding debt grew, and constrained inventory and pent-up demand drove new and used car prices (and monthly payments) to record highs. We highlighted the […]

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Pandemic Car Buys, Rising Interest Rates, and High Gas Prices: A World of Hurt for Lenders

It really is a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world. It seems like everyone in 2021 took out a loan on a new car, even though we all knew supplies were low and demand was high. As the Financial Times pointed out: “Americans went shopping for cars in a big way during the pandemic. […]

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Data Conversions to Oracle Cloud Supply Chain Management is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3

Implementing enterprise-level software has its challenges. Traditionally, a few of the most demanding and challenging milestones of an implementation project have been the conversions and integrations. Oracle has been quite generous about open “import” interfaces in E-Business Suite (EBS). The new generation of Oracle’s enterprise software solution, Oracle Fusion, especially Oracle Cloud Supply Chain Management […]

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Welcome to Oracle Cloud Cost Accounting

Oracle Cloud Cost Accounting and Receipt Accounting (Costing) provide great improvements over the older Oracle tech stack, also known as the E-Business Suite (EBS) solution. Organization structure and period close Cost Organizations and Profit Center Business Units are new concepts in the cloud that gives the opportunity to track “inter business unit” profits and classify […]

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Industry Slant // Bob Vanek Talks Denver, Reverse Logistics, Baseball

Bob Vanek is the chief strategist for Perficient’s supply chain practice. He has more than 20 years of experience managing project delivery across various industries and consulting environments. Denver & Dentists Madeline McDermott: Where were you born? Bob Vanek: Fort Dix, New Jersey. MM: Where did you go after? BV: When I was about six […]

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The Importance of Inventory Transparency in Building Customer Confidence

Perficient and Reuters Events recently hosted a virtual roundtable about how inventory transparency boosts consumer confidence. Industry experts Karie Daudt and Justin Racine, Directors of Commerce Strategy at Perficient, facilitated the discussion which featured eleven panelists from different enterprise brands including Lowe’s, Staples, Uber, and Fastenal. Each panelist discussed how their organization is using inventory […]

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Despite Supply Chain Challenges, Automotive Innovation Will Drive Ahead in 2022

It’s not news that 2021 wasn’t an easy year for the automotive industry. While online car sales jumped from less than two percent to around 30 percent, chip shortages and other supply chain issues left many car dealerships with extremely low inventories and longer-than-usual wait periods. But the woes have not slowed down innovation; here […]

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How to Navigate the Supply Chain Mess

Have you visited your local Starbucks recently, anticipating the delightful first sip of your favorite coffee or tea only for the barista to tell you they can’t make it due to supply shortages? Or, maybe you’ve been in the market for a new car, but every dealer you’ve spoken with says you’d have to place […]

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The Evolution of the Modern Supply Chain

BWG recently conducted a survey of 55 executive management and professional supply chain businesses, and, together with Perficient and IBM, have published findings in the report Supply Chain Modernization During the Pandemic and Beyond. The findings analyze how the global supply chain has drastically changed over the last year and a half because of Covid-19. […]

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Explore the Benefits of Automated and Integrated Supply Chain with Perficient and Sally Beauty

To meet customer demands, top brands must have a consumer-centric supply chain strategy in place. Having an effective supply chain is vital because consumers want their orders shipped as soon as possible at the cheapest cost. With the right technology and partner in place, establishing an effective supply chain is easy and will guarantee B2C […]

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[Podcast] What If You Could Meet Your (Clothes) Maker? An Interview with Shawn Reynolds.

In this episode, Kim talks with Shawn Reynolds, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at AI software company Logility, about what it takes to have a modern supply chain operation and what the new customer-driven mandates are when it comes to supply chain transparency. Listen Now Subscribe Where You Listen Apple | Spotify | […]

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