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Apr 30, 2013
Competing Against Today's Biggest Supply Chain Challenges
How do you keep up with, much less compete, with the challenges facing today's supply chain?....
Apr 18, 2013
J.C. Penney's Biggest Challenge: Leadership 'Got Mud in its Hair' by Running with Ron Johnson’s Strategy
Ron Johnson as CEO led to loss of $1b in revenue - but did Penney's board get just what it asked for?....
Apr 15, 2013
Improving Fulfillment & Distribution Center Design with Material Handling: Stretch the 'Neck' of Your Supply Chain
How should you improve your distribution centers so that they're as efficient and successful as possible?....
Apr 09, 2013
The Amazon Cure: How Businesses Can (and Should) Create Long-Term Value and Leave the Island
Uncertainty is appearing on the horizon for businesses. Can they change course to avoid it, or is it too late?....
Mar 13, 2013
Weathering the 'Perfect Storm': Major E-Commerce Competitors in Industrial Distribution Market Just Ahead
Industrial distribution is at its biggest crossroads in history, and they need to be prepared for the storm that is brewing....
Mar 07, 2013
Network Studies: What Are They Really Good For?
Sometimes topics come at you in waves, and that has certainly been the case. What are some of the common questions that have been asked about....
Feb 14, 2013
Business Data is Big Business: Use this Flood of Information to Become Demand Driven
Is the general opinion of grocery shopping overdue for a change? Technology may help this detested chore. Read to find out how....
Jan 31, 2013
After the Party: The Effects of Holiday 2012 Shopping Season Represent Major Tipping Point For Retailers
What can we learn from the 2012 holidays for 2013?....
Jan 15, 2013
Three Big Reasons Wal-Mart and Amazon's Leaders Are Golden
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, was just named the National Retail Foundation's (NRF’s) Gold Award winner for 2012. Although Bezos has been....
Jan 03, 2013
A Question Heard Every Day in Retail Stores Could Soon Become Obsolete
“Did you find everything you were looking for today?” We frequently hear sales associates ask this as we’re checking out with our....
Nov 29, 2012
This Booming Holiday Shopping Season, It’s All About Customer Expectations and Amazon's Genius
The holiday shopping season is upon us – a time where supply chains need to be performing at peak. More than ever, customers today expect....
Nov 08, 2012
Making Amazon your 'Frenemy'
Amazon is your competitor, whether you like it or not. But are they also your friend? I see some companies suffering from an Amazon anxiety....
Oct 18, 2012
Is Your Business Strategy Just a Mockingbird, or is it Eagle-Eyed?
Some big news just came out about Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target offering to match prices with Amazon this holiday season....
Oct 09, 2012
The Empty Chair: Who Are You Really Working For Every Day?
Consider your job description. What are your biggest concerns and responsibilities –every day and long-term? Now consider your answer in....
Sep 18, 2012
The Amazon Effect and Your Supply Chain: It Matters
At the recent Supply Chain Leadership Forum in Denver, I started thinking about the heights that supply chain itself has risen to in the past....
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