Warehousing and Distribution http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6645/more en Is Alibaba's Supply Chain Ready to Take On Amazon? http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/alibabas-supply-chain-ready-take-amazon <div class="field-byline"> Bob Heaney and Omer Minkara, Aberdeen Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Amazon has a clear supply chain edge over Alibaba, meaning the Chinese ecommerce giant will have to play catch-up if it hopes to compete in the U.S. market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/alibabas-supply-chain-ready-take-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/alibabas-supply-chain-ready-take-amazon#comments Customer Relationships Logistics Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Supply Chain Technology News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:30:00 +0000 149711 at http://www.industryweek.com Andrew Burton/Getty Images Are You Up to the Challenge of Omni-Channel? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/are-you-challenge-omni-channel <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Most manufacturers would prefer to outsource the responsibility of figuring out what to do about omni-channel, but there aren't enough experts to go around.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/are-you-challenge-omni-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/are-you-challenge-omni-channel#comments Customer Relationships Inventory Management Logistics Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Supply Chain Chain Reactions Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:35:00 +0000 149401 at http://www.industryweek.com Intelligent Enterprise is Key to Manufacturing Turnaround http://www.industryweek.com/warehousing-and-distribution/intelligent-enterprise-key-manufacturing-turnaround <div class="field-byline"> Tom Bianculli, Motorola Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The more connected your supply chain is, the more effective you will become.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/warehousing-and-distribution/intelligent-enterprise-key-manufacturing-turnaround" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/warehousing-and-distribution/intelligent-enterprise-key-manufacturing-turnaround#comments Emerging Technologies Logistics Warehousing and Distribution Innovation Supply Chain Technology News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:27:00 +0000 148151 at http://www.industryweek.com Leaning into the Supply Chain http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/leaning-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The next big push in continuous improvement is focused on reducing and eliminating waste on an enterprise-wide scale. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/leaning-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/leaning-supply-chain#comments Customer Relationships Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Logistics Procurement Supplier Relationships Warehousing and Distribution Operations Supply Chain News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:34:00 +0000 146781 at http://www.industryweek.com Mass Customization…A Lean and Agile Supply Chain Required http://www.industryweek.com/blog/mass-customization-lean-and-agile-supply-chain-required <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>When we think of becoming Lean, in many ways, the ultimate process strategy to accomplish this is what is known as &ldquo;Mass Customization&rdquo;. This refers to production in batch sizes of one to meet customer specific demand. Mass customization combines the low unit costs of mass production processes with the flexibility of individual customization.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/lean-supply-chain">The Lean Supply Chain</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/mass-customization-lean-and-agile-supply-chain-required" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/mass-customization-lean-and-agile-supply-chain-required#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Planning & Forecasting Warehousing and Distribution The Lean Supply Chain Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:34:00 +0000 146681 at http://www.industryweek.com Supply Chain Disasters on Video: 10 Reasons Why Your Products Were Never Delivered http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-disasters-video-10-reasons-why-your-products-were-never-delivered <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>There are a lot of reasons why freight never gets delivered on time, or at all. This video gallery shows 10 of the most bizarre instances of the Imperfect Order. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-disasters-video-10-reasons-why-your-products-were-never-delivered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-disasters-video-10-reasons-why-your-products-were-never-delivered#comments Customer Relationships Inventory Management Logistics Planning & Forecasting Procurement Safety Supplier Relationships Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Operations Supply Chain Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:50:00 +0000 145381 at http://www.industryweek.com The Demand Economy Is Altering the Logistics Landscape http://www.industryweek.com/logistics/demand-economy-altering-logistics-landscape <div class="field-byline"> John Morris, Cushman &amp; Wakefield </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Today’s consumers expect to be able to buy anything, at any time, and have their purchases delivered as soon as they want them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/logistics/demand-economy-altering-logistics-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/logistics/demand-economy-altering-logistics-landscape#comments Logistics Expansion Management Warehousing and Distribution Supply Chain News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:05:00 +0000 145591 at http://www.industryweek.com Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution http://www.industryweek.com/blog/five-major-changes-happening-right-now-industrial-distribution <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 they all occur simultaneously.</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/five-major-changes-happening-right-now-industrial-distribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/five-major-changes-happening-right-now-industrial-distribution#comments Warehousing and Distribution Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0000 145481 at http://www.industryweek.com Alibaba: The New Face of American e-Retail? http://www.industryweek.com/technology/alibaba-new-face-american-e-retail <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alibaba Group's move to the U.S. is threatening to change everything we know about e-retail. Manufacturers need to get ready.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/alibaba-new-face-american-e-retail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/alibaba-new-face-american-e-retail#comments Logistics Warehousing and Distribution Global Economy Innovation Supply Chain Technology News Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:42:00 +0000 145021 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Alibaba founder, Jack Ma, is bringing his multinational e-marketplace conglomerate to the U.S. If it works, it could change business here forever.</p> Copyright ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images The Customer Is Always Right (but maybe not so efficient) http://www.industryweek.com/blog/customer-always-right-maybe-not-so-efficient <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A recent visit to several auto repair shops for an estimate reminded me as to how important good customer service is for both the customer <u>and</u> the business.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/lean-supply-chain">The Lean Supply Chain</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/customer-always-right-maybe-not-so-efficient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/customer-always-right-maybe-not-so-efficient#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Planning & Forecasting Warehousing and Distribution Operations Supply Chain The Lean Supply Chain Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:43:00 +0000 144771 at http://www.industryweek.com