Shipping cost management challenges are second nature for many businesses. Optimizing vendor management, carrier relationships and total resource use for shipping is an incredibly complex process. Raw data and input from diverse stakeholders complicate efforts to make sense of shipping … Read more
The U.S. trucker shortage has been ongoing for years. As the situation has evolved, many expect trucking costs to increase as freight service providers work to adapt to the new challenges that come with managing, retaining, and recruiting staff. To … Read more
The manufacturing sector has been going through a period of frequent, disruptive changes in its attempts to recover from the economic recession of the late 2000s. Gradual recovery has hit a tipping point into growth, but 2019 could end up … Read more
The e-commerce explosion is leaving retailers scrambling to differentiate themselves through excellent customer experiences. Think about it. In a traditional store, a brand that focuses on offering deeply personal, nuanced services can do so through interpersonal interactions and amenities. How … Read more
In the aftermath of the 2018 holiday shopping season, it is clear that the move toward omni-channel experiences is fueling change in the supply chain.
Omni-channel shopping most immediately can disrupt retailers, but consumers’ changing service demands also have a … Read more