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1. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
... in how consumers consider their own purchase strategies will play havoc with retailers. The problem is with product returns and how consumers now consider their purchases to be temporary. Thinking ...
Created on 12 September 2017
2. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
Globally, there is a demand for smarter, cost effective and sustainable operations to suit the needs of consumers who expect higher customer service levels. Business can not go on as usual. There have ...
Created on 30 August 2017
3. Distribution Centers in the Omnichannel World
The role of the DC has certainly changed as omnichannel consumers have taken control of the buying experience. eCommerce order fulfillment requires an unprecendented level of coordination between supply ...
Created on 21 February 2017
4. Deep Dive Into Retail Predictions for 2017
Bob Ferrarri continues his 'deep-dive' series on 2017 predictions with one that's important to all of us: retail and ecommerce-driven supply chains. Consumers continue to drive the bus and retailers wi ...
Created on 07 February 2017
5. Consumers Are Driving the Supply Chain Bus
We've all seen how supply chains have evolved over the past few years. It should be no surprise to realize that consumers are now driving the bus, and if your supply chain isn't consumer-driven you're ...
Created on 29 January 2017
6. Another Look at Amazon in B2B
As Amazon continues down the path toward becoming a B2B behemoth, will they come under greater scrutiny from a CSR perspective?Selling toys and apparel to consumers is one thing, business supplies to companies ...
Created on 19 January 2017
7. Impact of Omnichannel Buying Continues
It's nearly impossible to over exaggerate the effects omnichannel consumers have had on retailers. Bob Ferrarri takes a look at how 3 well-known names have recently made significant business changes i ...
Created on 12 January 2017
8. eCommerce Risks
You may not see the terms 'risk management' and 'ecommerce' in the same sentence very often, but they indeed belong together. That's due to the growing presence of omnichannel consumers, their high expectatio ...
Created on 03 January 2017
9. The Importance of Visibility
In a Supply Chain Dive article, Rich Weissman describes why visibility is so important to everyone selling to ecommerce consumers.It not only shapes the customer experience, it directly affects your brand. ...
Created on 15 December 2016
10. Silos Must Go!
Everybody says they hate silos, but there sure seems to be a lot of them still around. Gary Barraco has studied the problem as it relates to supply chains and has come to the conclusion that to survive ...
Created on 24 November 2016
11. Summary of MHI Supply Chain Discussions
Dan Gilmore recently chaired an interesting panel at the MHI 2016 conference and provides a great summary of the topics. Workforce, technology, consumers, and infrastructure were discussed by a solid lineup ...
Created on 31 October 2016
12. Do Customers Really Need This?
In this era of omnichannel consumption, same day delivery, and drones, David Maloney asks a valid question: do our customers really want what we're trying to give them?The truth is we often just don't ...
Created on 27 September 2016
13. eCommerce Scenarios Driving Supply Chains
The rise of ecommerce has spawned all sorts of changes across the business landscape. Several identifiable ecommerce-associated scenarios seem to be driving many of the supply chain initiatives implemented ...
Created on 26 May 2016
14. 3D Printing will Replace Your Supply Chain
... control, modify, and create items is moving to consumers. And they are taking advantage of these small printers matched with predefined designs and low cost design services. Will this trend replace the ...
Created on 25 May 2016
15. Making Money in an Omnichannel World
Retailers continue to struggle to effectively serve the omnichannel consumer. In many cases, it's not whether they can do everything that's required, it's whether they can still make money while doing ...
Created on 19 May 2016
16. Inventory Positioning for Omnichannel
We've recently looked at the costs associated with servicing omnichannel consumers. In a followup to the original article, Richard Sharpe gets into more detail.The cost of getting inventory into the righ ...
Created on 12 May 2016
17. Does Same Day Delivery Make Sense?
Just because something you can do something doesn't mean you should. Take same day delivery, for example.On the Retail Dive site, Daphne Howland takes us through why retailers should think twice about ...
Created on 28 April 2016
18. SnapChat of Facebook - Supply Chain Social Media
... ing agency, says.   "In social media your brand is not what you say, but rather what consumers say about you. In our experience, high level executives are very concerned with influencing the convers ...
Created on 18 April 2016
19. Is Omnichannel Making You Money?
Before a change is made, the most fundamental question a manager should ask is how the bottom line will be affected. As omnichannel consumers have forced all sort of changes to be made to supply chains, ...
Created on 28 March 2016
20. What’s Your AQ (Analytics Quotient)?
... will buy has become more difficult to keep up with as the pace of change has accelerated over the last few years. In the retail market consumers’ preferences and buying patterns change quickly. In the ...
Created on 07 March 2016