thumb green-recycling-iconI’ve become increasingly interested in supply chain sustainability over the past few months. There’s plenty of activity in that arena and it’s not likely to calm down soon. Sustainability is both good for the environment and great for business, and that’s a powerful combination.

dropshippingIt is no secret that e commerce channels and online sales are a rapidly growing force in the retail sector. In fact, JDA predicts that by 2015, e commerce channels will be responsible for nine percent of total US retail sales. With online sales becoming such a prominent power force, retailers are beginning to think outside the box and come up with ways to better handle their online orders. One unique and emerging trend? Using in store inventory as a way to fulfill online orders.

explosive innovationKeeping up with payment system news, even that part of it restricted to North America, is more than a full-time job. So much has happened recently, though, that it's time for a survey of recent highlights:

shared dataThe good news is there’s more and more product data available for suppliers and retailers. The not-so-good news is that sharing that data has become overwhelming as economic conditions continue to be a challenge and industry growth is changing the way data sharing continues to grow.

explosive innovationKeeping up with payment system news, even that part of it restricted to North America, is more than a full-time job. So much has happened recently, though, that it's time for a survey of recent highlights: