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1. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
(Retail)
... forward Forward logistics is what most people think of when they contemplate stocking warehouses. Buyers project sales for the period, place orders, stock distribution centers and local warehouses, stock ...
Created on 12 September 2017
2. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
(Logistics)
... for online shopping purchases to be delivered quicker has seen a revamping of distribution centers, logistic technologies and the combining of resources with third party suppliers.  We have seen the rise ...
Created on 30 August 2017
3. The Robotic Revolution
(News)
... distribution centers when they purchased Kiva, but according to Steve Banker other offerings are on the way. Check out his story on the Logistics Viewpoints site HERE.  ...
Created on 21 March 2017
4. Distribution Centers in the Omnichannel World
(News)
... chain partners.Adam Kline explores the changes required of distribution centers in a recent article on the Logistics Viewpoints site... Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 21 February 2017
5. Unmanned Delivery Options are Changing the Supply Chain
(Logistics)
... services ranging from simply managing its own delivery fleet and moving away from USPS, FedEx, and UPS, to deploying drones from local distribution centers within a 5 mile redius of delivery locations. ...
Created on 28 September 2016
6. Followup on Finish Line Project Issues
(News)
We've previously looked at the problematic system implementation at the Finish Line's distribution centers. Dan Gilmore, editor of the Supply Chain Digest site, has collected thoughts from his readers  ...
Created on 02 May 2016
7. White Collar Jobs in Automation Crosshairs
(News)
The use of robots in distribution centers (DCs) is clearly on the rise. Is that the only place we'll see them in the supply chain? Not likely, according to Ritika Shah on the CNBC site.White collar position ...
Created on 19 January 2016
8. Direct From Source - The Future Of Drop Shipping
(Logistics)
...  supply chain is inefficient, with extra everything, higher inventory, and slower cash cycle times. How about fulfilling your retail customers’ eCommerce orders directly from your distribution centers? ...
Created on 27 July 2015
9. Last Mile Challenges
(News)
On the Logistics Viewpoints site, Chris Cunnane explains why the explosive growth of ecommerce is causing headaches for retailers. As on-line and omnichannel purchases increase, more pressure is felt to ...
Created on 09 April 2015
10. The Amazon 3PL?
(News)
Here's an interesting question: Is Amazon on its way to becoming a 3PL? With some of the steps it's taken recently, as well as processes it has long been involved in, the concept isn't that outlandish.You ...
Created on 17 November 2014
11. Amazon On the Move
(News)
When a company like Amazon decides on a direction, they don't mess around. Since they're always in expansion mode and one of their key efforts is to ramp up overseas, they're going all-in on distribution ...
Created on 29 September 2014
12. Omnichannel Gaps
(News)
The omnichannel retail phenomenon, where the customer drives the shopping experience, isn't just a 'front-end' thing. Supply chain and other 'behind the scenes' functions are greatly affected.There are ...
Created on 06 February 2014
13. Fearless Predictions for 2014
(Blogs)
...  purchased robot manufacturer Kiva, adopt their use, others will be right behind them struggling to keep up. As electronic commerce grows and more distribution centers are built to support logistical needs ...
Created on 03 January 2014
14. Omnichannel and the Supply Chain
(News)
Kevin O'Marah, on the SCM World site, has thoughts about how omnichannel in the retail world is affecting its supply chains. He uses BestBuy as an example.There are many things done 'behind the curtain' ...
Created on 25 September 2013
15. Courier Ontime Performance
(Logistics)
The supply chain would be nothing if products never reached their destinations. But there's a difference between getting product to where it needs to be and getting it there on time. No matter what position ...
Created on 22 July 2013
16. International Shipping Considerations
(News)
When you run an ecommerce site and your offering is visible internationally, it makes sense that your customers may be across borders, right?Well, if you choose to ship internationally, there are many ...
Created on 02 April 2013
17. Site Selection for Logistics
(News)
An interesting article in Area Development On-Line tells us about a different way to look at selecting sites for logistical purposes. You need to think ahead. d Read Will O'Shea's list of supply chain ...
Created on 18 January 2013
18. The Robotic Workforce
(News)
Erin Lynch on the Multichannel Merchant site gives us a visual look into how an automated warehouse operates.It's pretty remarkable to see where this is heading. Check it out HERE.
Created on 12 January 2013
19. Sales Tax Effect on DC Location
(News)
... build distribution centers based on potential tax implications, but also with 'hyper-localization' in mind. Read all about it HERE.   ...
Created on 02 December 2012
20. eCommerce Drives Warehousing Changes
(News)
Continued growth in eCommerce business from website and mobile application are affecting many decisions in the supply chain, from DC location all the way to warehouse storage fixture types. In a Logistics ...
Created on 28 October 2012