With more than $56 billion spent online via desktop devices and $12 billion via mobile devices in the United States during the 2015 holiday season, it’s no wonder that the most discussed topic at this year’s RILA conference was ecommerce and its effects on supply chains. The consumer shift to ecommerce is a major disruption to retailers and they are quickly trying to adapt.
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Customers, Innovation, Logistics, Retail, Supply Chain
I try not to limit thankfulness to one day in November, but to make it part of my everyday life. And what I can’t help thinking about is the humbling fact that I’m part of an amazing industry—one that keeps economies and people flourishing around the world every day. If you play a role in any kind of supply chain, you’re the hero of this story. This blog post is for you. » Read More
Carriers, Customers, Logistics, Supply Chain
Who could forget the frenzy over Cabbage Patch Kids® dolls in 1983, the quest for a Nintendo® Game Boy™ in 1991, the Tyco® Tickle Me Elmo mania of 1996, or the invasion of the Furby in 1998? With Black Friday approaching, what will be the must-have toy of the year? Building blocks and gaming consoles are always safe bets, but the smart money this year is on any collectable from a certain movie taking place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
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Carriers, Customers, Logistics, Retail, Special Events, Supply Chain
Editor’s Note: This blog post originally ran on 3/10/15. As global crossdocking remains a relevant topic in the supply chain industry, we’re sharing Clark’s article a second time.
As companies grow into global contenders, often they notice their once simple, and easy to follow, processes gain layers of complexity. This is especially true for transportation and logistics. Working with multiple vendors, offering numerous products, or operating in several countries across the globe (or all of the above), are just a few of the challenges that can cause strain on any business. » Read More
Customers, Global Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Consulting
You already have a great product—or else you wouldn’t be contemplating going global. Whether you’re a coffee bean startup, an auto manufacturer, or a third party logistics company (3PL), becoming global is a decision. It can be a natural progression . . . for some. Once you choose to develop your global presence, what matters most is becoming great at what you do and setting yourself apart, in every region you choose. » Read More
Customers, Global Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain