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Why The Supply Chain Deserves To Take Priority In Retail’s Digital Transformation

August 15, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Worldwide spending on retail technology will increase by 3.6% to $203.6 billion in 2019, according to Gartner. However, many of the retail technologies getting developed seem to be customer-facing. Could it be that technologies that enhance essential ‘behind-the-scenes’ areas like […]


Suppliers

Is Walmart doing enough to protect workers in its supply chain?

August 12, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The sheer scale of Walmart’s supply chain is hard to comprehend. By the retail giant’s own count, it involves some 100,000 suppliers. If truly understanding the size of that network of manufacturers, distributors, subcontractors and so on is difficult, monitoring […]


Suppliers

Amazon applies for waiver with FAA to allow drone delivery

August 12, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Drones, for the last few years, have been viewed as the future of last-mile delivery for a variety of organizations ranging from third party logistics to hospitals. These flying couriers could also make it easier to provide same-day delivery in […]


Retail Trends, Suppliers

Tariff whiplash is already taking a toll on retail

August 5, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Welcome to the era of trade chaos for retail. Beginning in May, retailers lived with the official reality that a huge swatch of Chinese goods — known as “tranche four” and covering pretty much everything that hasn’t already gone through […]


Suppliers

Trump: US to impose 10% tariffs on $300B in Chinese goods

August 2, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

In a statement released by the American Apparel and Footwear Association following the announcement of planned tariffs, CEO Rick Helfenbein said, “Tariffs are taxes on American consumers. The President’s decision to proceed with adding these additional costs for hard-working American […]


Suppliers

Walgreens Commits to Supplier Diversity With New Retail Tech

July 31, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walgreens has made a tech move to more easily access new and diverse suppliers. The drugstore retailer has joined RangeMe’s sourcing platform, which streamlines new product discovery between product suppliers and retailers. “Doing business with small and diverse suppliers is […]


Suppliers

Panjiva reports a decline in June U.S.-bound shipments

July 23, 2019

Via: SCMR Editorial

Following a three-month stretch of gains from March through April, United States-bound waterborne shipments fell in June, according to data recently issued by global trade intelligence firm Panjiva. The gains from March through April followed a decline in February, which […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Pressure From Amazon May Be Forcing Retailers to Offer More Shipping Options, Says New Survey

July 17, 2019

Via: SCMR Editorial

Amazon is putting pressure on retailers, and failure to provide competitive shipping options is costing online them business, according to a new survey of merchants and consumers conducted by e-commerce platform BigCommerce. Half of the nearly 3,000 consumers surveyed said […]


Suppliers

Trade Policy Whiplash is the New Norm. How Do Companies Maintain the Integrity of Their Supply Chain

June 18, 2019

Via: SCMR Editorial

Managing global supply chains is not for the faint-hearted, especially in today’s nerve-wracking political environment. The last few weeks have tested even the most battle-hardened practitioners, as companies have scrambled to react to abrupt changes in government trade policy. How […]


Suppliers

Walmart adds 1-day shipping as delivery battle heats up

May 14, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

As it has for much of its existence, Amazon upped the ante for competitors around customer convenience. Amazon Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky said at the time that the change to its Prime delivery time was “all about the core […]