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Aug 13, 2014

Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution1

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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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?....More
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....More
Jim Tompkins
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....More
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....More
Jim Tompkins
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-....More
Jim Tompkins
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....More
Jim Tompkins
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?....More
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