Archive for Retail

The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

No one can argue that the rise of ecommerce and omni-channel fulfillment has not dramatically impacted the supply chain in recent years. Once consumers were shown what was possible in the world of online retailing and home delivery, their behavior – and expectations – began to change. This shift forced retailers to change how they […]

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Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods: A Wakeup Call for the Grocery Industry?

There’s certainly been a lot of buzz and discussions since Amazon announced its planed acquisition of Whole Foods. What impact is this going to have on the grocery industry? Is Amazon going to shape and transform the way we shop for groceries and have them delivered? What should other grocers do in response? “I think […]

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The Growing Focus on Last-Mile Delivery

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a lot of activity related to last-mile delivery — from startups providing last-mile delivery services to advancements in transportation management systems and mobile technologies to more effectively plan, execute, and track last-mile deliveries, as well as several acquisitions in this space. What’s driving this focus on last-mile […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 17-21, 2017)

In case you’re wondering, my daughter did pass her driving test a couple of weeks ago. And the garage door company is coming this morning to replace the crumpled door. So all is good in my little slice of the world. Now, moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon won a […]

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Editor’s Pick: The Ideal Inventory Optimization Approach for Omni-channel Retailers

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Scott Fenwick, Manhattan Associates’ senior director of product management, describes how to take inventory optimization in an omni-channel […]

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Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Drop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery. Retailers are willing to take the risk associated with releasing the inventory management and fulfilment process so product moves faster. However, the process involves a lot of moving pieces within the supply chain […]

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