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Last Mile Delivery: What Shoppers Want and How to #SaveRetail

November 14, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

With seemingly never-ending news of major retail bankruptcies, the word “apocalypse” seemed to echo across every media outlet this year. In the past, blame has largely been placed on the rise of Amazon both in terms of increased competition and […]


Suppliers

Global Supply Chains Prepare for Uncertain Economy

November 5, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

While a global recession is probably still a year or two away, “there are storm clouds on the horizon,” which are starting to look more than a little threatening, says IHS Markit economists. “The good news on the trade front […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Amazon expands free holiday shipping to non-Prime members

November 5, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Thanks to its perk-heavy Prime membership, Amazon has long enjoyed an edge over legacy retailers because those customers get free two-day shipping. But rivals, which already have something of an advantage during the season because they have so many stores, […]


Suppliers

Does Artificial Intelligence (AI) -enabled demand forecasting improve supply chain efficiency?

October 30, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve demand forecasting is one of the most promising applications of AI for supply chains. The technology “learns” from past experience and can analyze the multitude of complex relationships and factors that […]


Suppliers

Walmart will expand 2-day shipping, in-store returns

October 23, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart’s changes to shipping and returns are another step for the retailer toward a customer-centric supply chain and experience. “Fast” and “free” are the magic words for consumers when it comes to e-commerce deliveries, and Walmart’s expansion of free two-day […]


Retail Types, Stores, Suppliers

Suppliers challenge Sears on multiple fronts in Ch. 11

October 23, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Sears has had a troubled relationship with its suppliers over the past two years. Last year, the company sued a couple of them, as Sears aggressively sought to protect its interests and those suppliers tried to protect their own from […]


Suppliers

Walmart to Break Ground on Supply Chain of the Future

October 22, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walmart is opening its first high-tech distribution center (DC) for fresh and frozen groceries in Shafter, CA. The DC, on which Walmart will break ground in the coming weeks, will move 40% more product than a traditional DC, while reducing […]


Suppliers

On-demand delivery moving really quickly

October 17, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

Three men walk into a bar. Each of them has just purchased the same item. Before going to the bar, the first man went to a store and bought a shirt. It now sits in his car. The second man […]


Suppliers

Reinventing the Supply Chain with Intelligent Technology

October 12, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

The traditional supply chain is a tapestry built on an outdated analog network – yet it exists in a digital world. This outdated supply chain model simply cannot effectively adhere to today’s shifting market demands that stem from fluctuating geo-political […]


Suppliers

Supply Chain Managers Hoping to See Rebound in Global Ocean Cargo Container Sector

October 8, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

Signs of a turnaround in the prospects of global container shipping companies began surfacing last July when rates began creeping up through the Peak Season. Overcapacity, however, continues to haunt the industry and may keep it from a sustainable recovery. […]