2018 Supply Chain Predications

What are the top supply chain trends and technology that all businesses need to accurately predict in order to be competitive? Standardizing IoT The Uberization of Freight Investing in Innovation E-Commerce: Combating the Amazon…

Retail Industry Trends Impacting the Supply Chain

Today’s retail industry has, and continues to change. With change and transformation comes the opportunity for new innovation for forward-thinking retailers. The five retail trends impacting the supply chain: Growth of e-commerce and closure…

Smart City Logistics Helping Solve Challenges

According to MHI, Smart City Logistics is the idea that logistics providers can leverage many innovations and technologies to find solutions to the issues that work for government, businesses, consumers and the environment. Why…

How Amazon Is Transforming the Supply Chain

With the rise of e-commerce, retailers need to find a way to deliver what the customer wants at a competitive price. As an e-commerce leader, Amazon is setting new expectations for the retail industry. …

Record Holiday Returns

The 2017 Christmas holiday hit record highs in e-commerce sales. Record-breaking Black Friday and Cyber Week set the stage for another record, return shipments. According to SupplyChain247, in December 2017, consumers shipped more than…

Skilled Worker Shortage Challenge for 2018

The economy is improving creating a new challenge for 2018, skilled labor shortage. According to ASQ 2018 Manufacturing Outlook Survey, for the first time since 2013, the shortage of skilled workers overtakes the economy…

Diversity Key to Supply Chain Talent Recruitment

Supply chain talent recruitment continues to be a challenge. African Americans and minorities are an untapped talent pool for the supply chain industry.  Nearly all students in Supply Chain Management (SCM) receive an internship…

In-Store Sales Expect Record Holiday Season

Consumers favor in-store fulfillment due to the convenience. Consumers favor in-store fulfillment services like “Buy Online, Pickup In-Store” (BOPIS) and “Buy Online, Return In-Store” (BORIS). Retailers are capitalizing on in-store foot traffic to market…

E-commerce Adjusting & Evolving for the Future

The economy is good and e-commerce is booming. The steady growth in e-commerce and all the challenges it brings around piece picking, labor management, and cycles times, is driving significant change. The need for…

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