2014 Holiday Online Retail Sales to Increase 14%

Paul Schmitz
Paul Schmitz
Vice President, Client Solutions

Industry analyst group Deloitte forecasts online retail sales to increase 13.5 percent to 14 percent this holiday season due to steadily improving economic conditions. In an annual holiday sales forecast, Deloitte expects total holiday … Read more…

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Pre-LEAN: Preparation is Key to Success

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Eric Lail
Vice President, Client Services and Continuous Improvement

Significant effort and dollars are invested in LEAN initiatives each year in manufacturing plants across the United States. These investments can yield significant production and profitability gains if done properly. Unfortunately, … Read more…

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Turning Big Data into Big Profits: 5 Steps in the Right Direction

Jim Taylor
Jim Taylor
Vice President, Information Technology

Reading a recent McKinsey & Company article, I thought about an old friend in the marketing research business who would tell me how frustrating he found it that customers expected to see the “answer” … Read more…

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Are You a Supply Chain Leader or Laggard?

Rick Brumett
Rick Brumett
Vice President, Client Solutions

With a title like that, you’re probably expecting a discussion of the wonders of new supply chain technologies, but actually I’m less focused on tools than on talent.

Building supply chain leadership, managing supply … Read more…

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Agile, Flexible 3PL Partners Drive Enterprise Improvement

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Matt Wagner
Client Solutions Director

In the Third Party Logistics (3PL) industry there are hundreds of logistics service providers that offer a variety of services ranging from transportation management to carrier sourcing to warehousing. By managing transportation and logistics functions, … Read more…

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