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Are smaller retailers getting crushed by the supply chain mess?

May 16, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Smaller retailers often count on speed, nimbleness and agility for an edge over larger competitors, but current supply chain disruptions are proving to be a high hurdle. Ninety-one percent of SMB retailers believe larger companies have an advantage over them […]


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How a Routed Delivery Strategy Can Help Drive Efficiencies

May 13, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The end goal of any business is selling and delivering products to match consumer expectations. These expectations, however, constantly change, requiring retailers to be flexible and adaptable in turn. This is why routed delivery strategies are important for retailer success. […]


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Logistics industry veteran Melissa Somsen joins AFS Logistics

May 11, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

AFS Logistics announces Melissa Somsen as chief commercial officer (CCO). Somsen has over 30 years of sales experience in the logistics industry, including executive leadership roles for the last 15 years at UPS and TForce Freight. As AFS Logistics CCO, […]


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Should grocery shoppers and delivery personnel be talking?

May 9, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Asda is testing an hourly delivery option that lets customers communicate directly with the “personal shopper” who is collecting their orders in-store. A three-month trial of the service in Leeds and Bristol in the U.K. is being conducted in partnership […]


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Air cargo logistics challenges move front and center

May 6, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Commonly employed for high value or highly perishable products, air cargo transport is increasingly used as more individuals and businesses purchase products on-line and expect delivery in a very short period of time. Modal mix is becoming more common as […]


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Under Armour expects protracted supply chain challenges to temper sales

May 6, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

There is no letup in sight to the supply chain troubles plaguing retailers and brands. At Under Armour, the company is working with vendors and customers to cancel planned orders affected specifically by supply chain delays, capacity issues and “emergent […]


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Supply chain leaders: Lost in the fog of disruption

May 3, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

The last two years have been uncertain, complex and difficult. While many supply chain leaders have a heightened image, most have struggled to produce impressive results. In fact, the nonstop disruptions over the last two years have resulted in inefficiency, […]


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Transforming inbound logistics, in real time.

May 2, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to report several times on Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits supply chain initiatives. If you’re not familiar with the company, Southern Glazer’s is one of the largest – if not the largest – […]


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New research identifies best supply chain management practices

April 29, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Businesses and supply chains have witnessed unparalleled – and sometimes daunting – changes through the last two decades. Yet, a handful of resourceful companies have adapted to meet the challenges of operating successfully in an increasingly volatile, yet interdependent, digital […]


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Amazon Reports Inflationary Pressures Added $2B in ‘Incremental Costs’

April 29, 2022

Via: RIS News

Amazon reported a bleak quarter in the face of the pandemic and war in Ukraine, which CEO Andy Jassy said brought “unusual growth and challenges.” “Today, as we’re no longer chasing physical or staffing capacity, our teams are squarely focused […]