Gaining a Supply Chain Edge http://www.industryweek.com/blog/29230/feed en Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Watch The Alibaba Effect http://www.industryweek.com/blog/top-6-reasons-why-you-should-watch-alibaba-effect <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/top-6-reasons-why-you-should-watch-alibaba-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/top-6-reasons-why-you-should-watch-alibaba-effect#comments Global Economy Supply Chain Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:02:00 +0000 141231 at http://www.industryweek.com Who Are Today's 'Titans' and 'Industry Leaders' in Omnichannel? -- Part 1 http://www.industryweek.com/blog/who-are-todays-titans-and-industry-leaders-omnichannel-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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-part series, I’ll share in-depth profiles of these four key categories—how they operate, their priorities, and what you need to know about them. Understanding their profiles gives you an advantage. Not only you can you see which category you fall under, but you can also discover which category your competitors are in.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/who-are-todays-titans-and-industry-leaders-omnichannel-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/who-are-todays-titans-and-industry-leaders-omnichannel-part-1#comments Supply Chain Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:44:00 +0000 121181 at http://www.industryweek.com Closing the Gap Between Supply Chain and Business Strategies http://www.industryweek.com/blog/closing-gap-between-supply-chain-and-business-strategies <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 professionals, I suspect I would get mixed responses. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/closing-gap-between-supply-chain-and-business-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/closing-gap-between-supply-chain-and-business-strategies#comments Supply Chain Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:42:00 +0000 117681 at http://www.industryweek.com A Game-Changer for the Transportation Industry http://www.industryweek.com/blog/game-changer-transportation-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 nearly that high, online shopping is clearly growing at an unstoppable rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/game-changer-transportation-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/game-changer-transportation-industry#comments Transportation Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:43:00 +0000 115711 at http://www.industryweek.com How to Get the Most Out of Your Transportation Management System http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-get-most-out-your-transportation-management-system <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Does your organization utilize a transportation management system (TMS)? If it does, are you maximizing its greatest potential? Studies show that of all the companies who can make use of a TMS, only about a third actually do so.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-get-most-out-your-transportation-management-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-get-most-out-your-transportation-management-system#comments Transportation Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:15:00 +0000 114021 at http://www.industryweek.com Realism and Final Delivery for Holiday 2013 http://www.industryweek.com/blog/realism-and-final-delivery-holiday-2013 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Being realistic means being practical and/or pragmatic. For holiday 2013, there were five really big factors that were going to impact final delivery. And yet UPS and FedEx still failed to be realistic, practical, or pragmatic in communicating their failure to deliver on their promises for holiday 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/realism-and-final-delivery-holiday-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/realism-and-final-delivery-holiday-2013#comments Inventory Management Logistics Transportation Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:32:00 +0000 106581 at http://www.industryweek.com Ship-from-Store: Show Me the Money ... and Show me the Customers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ship-store-show-me-money-and-show-me-customers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>What is ship-from-store, and what are the advantages of implementing this concept in customer fulfillment?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ship-store-show-me-money-and-show-me-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ship-store-show-me-money-and-show-me-customers#comments Supply Chain Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:44:00 +0000 101911 at http://www.industryweek.com Why Companies Should Employ More of Their Available Capital for Operations Improvements http://www.industryweek.com/blog/why-companies-should-employ-more-their-available-capital-operations-improvements <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>There’s a ‘capital superabundance’ occurring overall in business today. This means that most large companies are earning capital at impressive rates. But what are they doing with it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/why-companies-should-employ-more-their-available-capital-operations-improvements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/why-companies-should-employ-more-their-available-capital-operations-improvements#comments Supply Chain Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:35:00 +0000 101551 at http://www.industryweek.com Why Now Is the Time to 'Face the Titans' http://www.industryweek.com/blog/why-now-time-face-titans <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 their counter-offensive?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/why-now-time-face-titans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/why-now-time-face-titans#comments Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:42:00 +0000 93962 at http://www.industryweek.com Technology: Creating New Roles Daily for Retail and Consumer Products Supply Chains http://www.industryweek.com/new-roles <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While consumer products companies and retailers have experienced their share of changes over time, the rapid transformation we are seeing now has some interesting and unique drivers. Supply chains and business models are in the hot seat as technology is changing (and will continue to change) everything.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/new-roles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/new-roles#comments Supply Chain Technology Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:42:00 +0000 79822 at http://www.industryweek.com Investigate Transportation Fuel Alternatives for Your Company http://www.industryweek.com/blog/investigate-transportation-fuel-alternatives-your-company <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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-powered, which has me thinking more about transportation in supply chains. Earlier this year, ExxonMobil predicted that diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one global transportation fuel by the year 2020 (more here). As transportation fuel needs change, there is a strong push to investigate alternative fuel options.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/investigate-transportation-fuel-alternatives-your-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/investigate-transportation-fuel-alternatives-your-company#comments Transportation Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:59:00 +0000 78322 at http://www.industryweek.com How Do Your Transportation Metrics Compare? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-do-your-transportation-metrics-compare <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>With faster paced shipping options becoming more and more of the norm, we’ve seen transportation’s role in the supply chain gaining speed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-do-your-transportation-metrics-compare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-do-your-transportation-metrics-compare#comments Logistics Transportation Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:06:00 +0000 75682 at http://www.industryweek.com Jim Tompkins Online Sales Tax Bill: How Does it Click with Amazon's Long-term Strategy? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/online-sales-tax-bill-how-does-it-click-amazons-long-term-strategy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, have been closely watching new legislation being debated in Congress. Will it affect your business?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/online-sales-tax-bill-how-does-it-click-amazons-long-term-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/online-sales-tax-bill-how-does-it-click-amazons-long-term-strategy#comments Supply Chain Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Mon, 20 May 2013 13:52:00 +0000 69302 at http://www.industryweek.com Competing Against Today's Biggest Supply Chain Challenges http://www.industryweek.com/blog/competing-against-todays-biggest-supply-chain-challenges <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How do you keep up with, much less compete, with the challenges facing today's supply chain?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/competing-against-todays-biggest-supply-chain-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/competing-against-todays-biggest-supply-chain-challenges#comments Supply Chain Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:29:00 +0000 65022 at http://www.industryweek.com Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International J.C. Penney's Biggest Challenge: Leadership 'Got Mud in its Hair' by Running with Ron Johnson’s Strategy http://www.industryweek.com/blog/jc-penneys-biggest-challenge-leadership-got-mud-its-hair-running-ron-johnson-s-strategy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Ron Johnson as CEO led to loss of $1b in revenue - but did Penney's board get just what it asked for? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/jc-penneys-biggest-challenge-leadership-got-mud-its-hair-running-ron-johnson-s-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/jc-penneys-biggest-challenge-leadership-got-mud-its-hair-running-ron-johnson-s-strategy#comments Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:07:00 +0000 63411 at http://www.industryweek.com