Continuing changes in the end-to-end supply chain, including recent updates in the small-package shipping world, are making headlines this week, and they are adding an additional layer of complexity for shippers that requires closer analysis of package size and transportation … Read more
Previously, we recognized that as retailers grapple with so many “big deals,” the vastly expanding digital commerce landscape means they increasingly face greater challenges to keep up with consumer desires for choice, convenience and delivery speed.
As the “Amazon effect” … Read more
Not too many years ago, retailers would have a straightforward answer to that question – “What’s the Big Deal?” – whether it was an exciting product launch, a new promotional campaign, new stores opening in new markets, supply and distribution … Read more
Events like the recent receivership of Hanjin Shipping – the seventh-largest container shipping line in the world – causes much unrest in the global shipping market. These events are also reminders that if you are engaged in any level of … Read more
Traditional LEAN principles are based on the concept of continuous improvement. The goal is to improve manufacturing quality and efficiency over the long term by identifying and implementing incremental change to eliminate wasted time, effort and money.
That doesn’t sound … Read more