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1. Target Looks to Bolster Supply Chain
According to ZD Net, Target has acquired Grand Junction, a transportation technology company. The purchase will help Target strengthen its own supply chain in light of its decision to test offering same ...
Created on 22 August 2017
2. 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 kno ...
Created on 27 September 2016
3. 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
4. Is Same-Day Delivery Sustainable?
Same-day delivery, on-demand delivery, whatever you want to call it, it's a challenge for every e-tailer. Although we know customers want it, can retailers do it profitably and will those folks buying ...
Created on 02 June 2016
5. Amazon's Logistics Strategy
If you think Amazon has been pretty active on the innovation front, you ain't seen nothin' yet, according to Mark Solomon on the DC Velocity site.He reviewed a recent study by a logistics consultancy and ...
Created on 09 May 2016
6. Uber and the Last Mile Challenge
At this point, pretty much everyone has either used or has heard of Uber, the software/taxi-replacement company. With so many companies struggling to compete in ecommerce with Amazon and others, would ...
Created on 09 May 2016
7. 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 th ...
Created on 28 April 2016
8. Research on Delivery Expectations
The 'last mile' of the delivery process continues to be a battleground for on-line retailers. A recent survey describes what's actually happening in this arena, with consumers expectations of fast delivery ...
Created on 18 February 2016
9. The Challenges of Same Day Delivery
A lot of retailers, B2B sellers, and websites wish the 'Same Day Delivery' challenge would just go away. That's not going to happen, according to Cliff Holtse on the Supply Chain Digest site.Expedited shippi ...
Created on 21 January 2016
10. Who'll Be the Same Day Delivery Champ?
As Amazon continues to push the envelope on same-day delivery, it's becoming obvious that one or more of the companies that it partners with will enjoy great success. The question is: who will it be? Uber, ...
Created on 10 November 2015
11. Challenges Faced by Same Day Delivery Providers
Is the focus on same day delivery driving unexpected results in the transportation field? Well, if you're an Amazon delivery person trying to work under their challenging standards, you'd probably say y ...
Created on 26 September 2015
12. UberEverything for Same Day Delivery?
Same-day delivery continues to be a point of competitive emphasis for retailers. When you look at who may have the infrastructure already in place to take a big chunk of the instant delivery market, Uber ...
Created on 26 September 2015
13. Nightmare on Elm Street?
Same day delivery and the last mile are a couple of the 'final frontiers' in capturing the hearts and minds of omnichannel consumers. As the big players fight it out, there are bound to be inefficiencies.Andre ...
Created on 08 September 2015
14. Logistics and the Last Mile Problem
"How long is your last mile?' sounds like an easy question to answer. When you're dealing with supply chains and demanding customers, it's anything but.Clifford Lynch on the DC Velocity site explains how ...
Created on 27 August 2015
15. eCommerce Effects on Supply Chains
eCommerce is still a relatively small part of the retail scene, but its growth is driving important changes. Supply chains in particular are struggling to make the decisions that will keep them relevant.Daphne ...
Created on 27 August 2015
16. Understanding Same Day Delivery Requirements
As more companies jump on the same-day delivery bandwagon, someone needs to ask a few fundamental questions. On the Multichannel Merchant site, John Haber does just that.His first point about knowing your ...
Created on 23 June 2015
17. Supply Chain Predictions for 2015
About this time last year, I predicted the hottest topics in the supply chain world for 2014 would be Big Data, robots, drones, same-day delivery, and M2M. Not bad, I’d say! Now, if I could only do as ...
Created on 29 December 2014
18. WalMart Invests in 'e'
When a company builds a couple DCs, it's usually no big deal. When WalMart does it and it signals an update to their strategy, it's a different story.eCommerce is here to stay and you need to have your ...
Created on 21 October 2014
19. USPS and Same Day Delivery
Same-day delivery continues to heat up as a fulfillment strategy. The USPS is moving forward in its efforts to stay involved. Are you ready for your grocery delivery from the mail carrier? On the one hand, ...
Created on 16 October 2014
20. Same Day Delivery Research
Do your customers really need same-day delivery? Or is this just another passing fancy that'll go away if we ignore it. Well, there's been some research on the subject by BI Intelligence and, although ...
Created on 30 September 2014