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Aug 13, 2014
Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution
Big things are happening in today’s industrial distribution landscape—five big things, to be exact. And they are causing an uproar in the industry as....
Jul 29, 2014
The 'Risky Business' of Supply Chains
When some of us hear the words risky business, we might think of Tom Cruise’s infamous movie (tube socks sliding across the floor and all). But....
Jun 27, 2014
Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Watch The Alibaba Effect
How many of you have heard of Alibaba, the Chinese e-marketplace? Alibaba is the fastest growing e-commerce company in the quickest growing market in....
Jun 11, 2014
Who Are Today's 'Titans' and 'Industry Leaders' in Omnichannel? -- Part 1
In today’s omnichannel world, there are four types of supply chains. You can either be a titan, industry leader, player, or laggard. In this new two....
Apr 30, 2014
Closing the Gap Between Supply Chain and Business Strategies
True or false: Supply chain is an enabler of an entire organization’s success. How would you answer? If I posed this question to a group of....
Apr 04, 2014
A Game-Changer for the Transportation Industry
Estimates from the 2013 holiday season suggest that 33-40% of seasonal shopping was done online. While the numbers for the rest of the year are not....
Mar 18, 2014
How to Get the Most Out of Your Transportation Management System
Does your organization utilize a transportation management system (TMS)? If it does, are you maximizing its greatest potential? Studies show that of....
Dec 27, 2013
Realism and Final Delivery for Holiday 2013
Being realistic means being practical and/or pragmatic. For holiday 2013, there were five really big factors that were going to impact final....
Nov 05, 2013
Ship-from-Store: Show Me the Money ... and Show me the Customers
What is ship-from-store, and what are the advantages of implementing this concept in customer fulfillment?....
Nov 01, 2013
Why Companies Should Employ More of Their Available Capital for Operations Improvements
There’s a ‘capital superabundance’ occurring overall in business today. This means that most large companies are earning capital at impressive rates....
Sep 24, 2013
Why Now Is the Time to 'Face the Titans'
We've all been watching as Amazon and Walmart shake up the retail landscape. They're on the offensive, so what should other organizations do for....
Jul 11, 2013
Technology: Creating New Roles Daily for Retail and Consumer Products Supply Chains
While consumer products companies and retailers have experienced their share of changes over time, the rapid transformation we are seeing now has....
Jul 03, 2013
Investigate Transportation Fuel Alternatives for Your Company
Did you know that more than 80 percent of cargo in the U.S. is transported by diesel power? Additionally, almost all heavy duty trucks are diesel-....
Jun 18, 2013
How Do Your Transportation Metrics Compare?
With faster paced shipping options becoming more and more of the norm, we’ve seen transportation’s role in the supply chain gaining speed....
May 20, 2013
Online Sales Tax Bill: How Does it Click with Amazon's Long-term Strategy?
Retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, have been closely watching new legislation being debated in Congress. Will it affect your business?....
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