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Time-Tested Supply Chains Respond at Times of Crisis

October 9, 2017

Via: SCMR Editorial

The recent spate of hurricane disruptions highlights how big box retailers like Wal-mart and Home Depot have supply chains which are nimble enough to respond to crises successfully. The retailers have processes for how to deploy product and people before, […]


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How to Manage a Physical Retail Supply Chain in a Digital World with Mobile Data Capture

September 25, 2017

Via: Retail Info Systems News

As the digital revolution continues to redefine society, it’s also redefining consumer expectations. Meeting expectations of customers who lead digitally enhanced, “on demand” lifestyles can be difficult for retailers who have to move physical objects across extended supply chains. The […]


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Food & Beverage Ecommerce: How Online Shopping Impacts The Supply Chain

September 7, 2017

Via: SCMR Editorial

By 2018, experts predict that online food and drinks sales revenue will grow to $18 billion, an average 21.1% growth year-on-year since 2013. However, in comparison to the total share of ecommerce sales worldwide (over $1,915 trillion), there is much […]


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Parcel Shipping Index Points to Continued Supply Chain Resiliency

September 6, 2017

Via: SCMR Editorial

Pitney Bowes recently announced a 48 percent increase in global parcel volume over the last two years, as reported by its second annual Parcel Shipping Index. Parcel volume has grown from 44 billion parcels in 2014 to 65 billion in […]


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Are you ready for the NextGen Supply Chain?

September 1, 2017

Via: SCMR Editorial

When it comes to the next generation of supply chain management, the future just may be now. That’s one of the conclusions reached by Greg Gorbach, an analyst at the research firm ARC Advisory Group, after surveying supply chain executives, […]


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Senators call on retailers to improve trucker working conditions

August 3, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

A group of democratic senators on Tuesday released a letter they sent to 16 retailers urging them to end practices they say disregard federal safety regulations and the employment rights of truckers, according to a press release. The group is led […]


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Aldi’s newest fulfillment center planned for Arizona

July 28, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

A German discount grocer is buying up land in the Grand Canyon State — but not to open stores. Aldi is planning to open a regional fulfillment center in Goodyear, Arizona. The facility will house an office and distribution center, […]


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Walmart opens massive online center

July 19, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

Walmart is bringing 1,500 jobs to Florida as it continues to expand its e-commerce fulfillment network. The discounter on Tuesday opened an e-commerce fulfillment center in Davenport, Fla. At 2.2. million sq. ft., the state-of-the-art facility is equivalent in size […]


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U.S. Supply Chain Infrastructure “Healthy,” Says Fitch Ratings

July 19, 2017

Via: SCMR Editorial

The outlook for U.S. transportation infrastructure remains quite healthy for the rest of this year despite a lack of clarity around the Trump administration’s plans for beefing up infrastructure spending, according to Fitch Ratings in its midyear outlook report. Fitch views near-term […]


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Walmart Squeezes Suppliers Again, This Time With Fines

July 14, 2017

Via: Consumerist

It’s no secret that Walmart has had issues keeping shelves stocked in some stores, leading customers to head to competitors. While the company finally addressed the problem nearly two years ago, the big box retailer is taking additional steps to ensure customers […]