With a growing number of consumers expecting convenience and same-day deliveries when making online purchases, more omni-channel retailers are choosing to fulfill orders straight from their brick-and-mortar stores. Setting up retail locations to serve simultaneously as distribution centers requires … Read more
Mainstream and industry-specific information sources are filled with news about events threatening the global supply chain. Chances are good that you know about some of the latest news-makers impacting businesses’ ability to move materials and goods from source to consumer:… Read more
Responding to Global Shifts in Supply Chain and Parcel Platforms Requires Clarity, Analysis, Intelligence
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