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1. Privacy Policy
...  information from children under the age of 13. On-line registration and Digital Offering usage is restricted to adults who are professionally engaged in the businesses we serve. Kids under 13: Do not sen ...
Created on 18 July 2017
2. Looking at Omnichannel Fulfillment Costs
4th quarter data is still being analyzed and different players in the supply chain are drawing their respective conclusions. Bob Ferrarri views the information about UPS' performance and discusses what ...
Created on 23 February 2017
3. Is eCommerce Greener?
One aspect of ecommerce that's under the radar is its impact on the environment. Many of us might intuitively feel that taking driving out of the shopping experience would be a net positive, but a lot ...
Created on 12 January 2017
4. 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 in ...
Created on 12 January 2017
5. Making Reservations for On-Line Customers
The impact of the omnichannel consumer on retailers is hard to overstate. One of the crucial decisions to make is how much inventory to reserve for shipments to ecommerce customers and how to reserve it.On ...
Created on 04 January 2017
6. The Importance of Product Information
Product information is the lifeblood of companies who sell on-line. Making sure it's consistent across channels, understandable, and accessible in many ways is a huge challenge.Retailers who recognize th ...
Created on 27 December 2016
7. The Importance of MDM
We're swimming in data, but many business leaders don't know what's being collected and how it's managed. Elizabeth Skipor, writing on the My Purchasing Center site, tries to resolve that by explaining ...
Created on 03 November 2016
8. 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
9. Executing Those Holiday Plans
If you're in retail and you don't yet have your plans in place for the holiday season, good luck to you! All aspects of supply chains, from purchasing, to order fulfillment, logistics, and transportation ...
Created on 18 October 2016
10. Omichannel Capabilities Have Improved
The omnichannel experience isn't as seamless as it needs to be for customers, but retailers are improving. Although Amazon is the clear leader in most shopping process categories, others are closing the ...
Created on 29 September 2016
11. The Inventory Balancing Act
Inventory management is a tough one. The traditional thought is that if you don't get it right, too much inventory is a waste of money, too little and you risk missing sales.The omnichannel consumer has ...
Created on 14 August 2016
12. WalMart's Big Acquisition
In hot news for the retail market, WalMart has spent big to acquire an Amazon competitor, According to Bob Ferrarri on the Supply Chain Matters site, this is an effort to jump-start their omnichannel ...
Created on 11 August 2016
13. Meeting Omnichannel Expectations
Meeting customer expectations in an omnichannel, 'I want it right now' world is a real challenge. A number of systems and processes must be orchestrated to perfection in order to deliver what the customer ...
Created on 04 July 2016
14. WalMart's Newest Supplier Challenges
Any supplier who does business with WalMart knows it can be, in a word, challenging. With the pressures facing the world's largest retailer from all sides, its suppliers may feel a little more pain.On ...
Created on 30 June 2016
15. Supply Chain Changes Driven by eCommerce
When you consider all the changes in our lives brought about by ecommerce, consumer topics like convenience, speed, selection, and so forth come to mind. For those of us in supply chain roles, think about ...
Created on 28 June 2016
16. Succeeding at the Last-Mile Challenge
The race is on to solve the 'last-mile' dilemma, according to Bridget McCrea on the Supply Chain 24/7 site. Getting products purchased on-line from the DC into the customers' hands can make or break a company ...
Created on 23 June 2016
17. Omnichannel + IoT = Opportunity
'Convergence' is a word you'll hear a lot in the tech world. It's relevant to retailers as well, especially now that the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting the omnichannel consumer.Bill Ashburn posts ...
Created on 06 April 2016
18. Fast Fashion Arrives
The retail trend known as 'fast fashion' is upon us, and guess what'll determine whether a fasion retailer sinks or swims with it? That's right, the supply chain.Bob Ferrari looks at a couple examples ...
Created on 04 April 2016
19. The Last 1000' Challenge
Remember the old days, when the 'last mile' was a huge challenge for customer fulfillment? Now it's the 'last 1000 feet'.According to a new report on the Forbes site, in-store technology must be used to ...
Created on 22 March 2016
20. Omnichannel Drives Fulfillment Costs
As retailers struggle to meet the challenges of the omnichannel consumer that wants everything now, reality is setting in: this stuff is expensive to execute.Recent research summarized on the Supply Chain ...
Created on 22 March 2016