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Tag: Supply Chain


E-commerce, Retail Types

Opening Your Ecommerce Store: What To Do Before Day One

September 23, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

The following checklist will help you to be prepared for your big moment. Your launch day is certainly a memorable one, full of both excitement and hard work. By ensuring that you are ready beforehand, you can reduce stress on […]


Customer Experience, Loyalty Programs

3 Expert Perspectives on Why Margin, Experience and Loyalty Will be Key to Winning Holiday 2022

September 22, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Inflation and the threat of recession are defining aspects of the 2022 holiday season, but the potential bad news will do little to dampen a potentially successful — if not extraordinary — season. However, even with many of the last […]


Suppliers

Will climate change make supply chain disasters the new normal?

September 15, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Forty-four percent of chief supply chain officers say they have a general sense of potential climate change risks based on previous events, but they have not methodically identified or quantified those risks, according to a Gartner survey. Of the rest, […]


Suppliers

Supply chain resilience reaches peak of inflated expectations

September 13, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Supply chain resilience has reached the peak of inflated expectations and will arrive at the plateau of productivity in five to ten years, according to the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2022. The peak of inflated expectations highlights […]


Suppliers

The power of international arbitration amid supply chain disruptions

August 29, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

It is nearly common knowledge at this juncture that the supply chain disruption from Covid is unprecedented and continues, as wave after wave of new virus variants plague supply chains. The struggle to obtain raw materials, shipment delays, and operational […]


Suppliers

Supply Chain Agility Requires Mapping the Nth Tier

August 23, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

Too many retailers are struggling to document the complete makeup of their finished products. A 2021 McKinsey survey found that about half of senior supply chain executives can identify the locations of their tier-one suppliers and the key risks facing […]


Retail Types, Stores

Will circular commerce drive traffic to stores?

August 16, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Resale is enormously popular. In fact, secondhand apparel, according to thredUp, is expected to grow 16x faster than the market for new apparel by 2026. But these upward trends in resale are occurring across all retail categories. They aren’t exclusive […]


Suppliers

Is retail now facing a warehouse crisis?

August 11, 2022

Via: RetailWire

With supply chain bottlenecks easing, a scarcity of warehouse space is promising to replace shipping container shortages as the biggest headache in the global supply chain. Logistics real estate giant Prologis recently predicted an additional 800 million square feet of […]


News & Trends

How to Revolutionize Inventory Management

August 1, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

COVID-19 lockdowns accelerated a shift to online shopping that was already well underway. According to the Adobe Digital Economy Index, consumers now spend an average of $6.7 billion online each month on groceries, up from $3.1 billion pre-pandemic. Adobe expects […]


Suppliers

Complying with the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act’s strict supply chain rules

July 29, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA” or “Act”), which took effect last month, ushers in a new era of supply chain diligence for importers. The Act creates a rebuttable presumption that any goods produced in whole or in part […]


Suppliers

Quick & Easy Steps to Lower Shipping Costs

July 26, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

With ecommerce sales for 2021 increasing 14 percent over 2020, there is no question that shipping acumen has never been more important for retailers’ overall success. Especially with inflation and supply chain challenges continuing to disrupt the industry, small businesses […]


Suppliers

Evaluating your transportation management strategy

July 26, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Transportation management has become increasingly critical in recent years as supply chains have grown in complexity and new transportation challenges have emerged. This has led supply chain and logistics leaders to rethink their transportation operations and weigh the pros and […]


Suppliers

When will supply chains return to normal?

July 25, 2022

Via: RetailWire

While congestion has lessened at West Coast ports, global supply chain disruption may linger for years due to economic conditions, rising inflation and global tensions, according to a survey of U.S. supply chain executives from Carl Marks Advisors. The survey […]


Suppliers

Amazon Rolling Out Electric Delivery Vehicles Across the U.S.

July 22, 2022

Via: RIS News

Amazon said custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian delivering Amazon packages will hit the road. The news comes on the heels of Walmart’s announcement last week that it penned a deal on Tuesday with electric vehicle startup Canoo to purchase […]


Suppliers

More counterfeits in your supply chain?

July 13, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

The global counterfeiting problem is a multi-headed monster that continues to grow. We heard about counterfeit PPE products that seemed to be everywhere during the pandemic, putting the lives of health care workers in danger. Demand was so high for […]


Suppliers

Regionalize your supply chain: Closer is better

July 7, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

For the last five years, concepts such as reshoring, nearshoring or China+1 (see sidebar) have been propagating a stronger regionalization of industrial production. Instead of confining global production to Asia, production should take place in (or close to) the market […]


Suppliers

Putting Supply Chain Certification to Work

July 6, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Usually awarded by professional organizations or education providers, certifications show that someone has completed a course, passed an assessment and committed themselves to mastering the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in his or her profession. Within supply chain, certifications […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

2 Years Post-Pandemic, the Grocery Industry Remains in Flux

July 1, 2022

Via: RIS News

Though supermarket shelves are no longer bare like they were during the height of the pandemic, the grocery industry hasn’t fully stabilized, and some changes could be here to stay. As we move from pandemic to endemic, the nation’s grocers […]


Suppliers

Supply chain disruptions drive up costs, complexity at large enterprises

July 1, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Two-thirds (66%) of large enterprises globally say they are keeping more stock on hand now compared to the pre-pandemic period, with nearly one in five in total (18%) retaining “significantly more” stock. This growing focus on taking innovative measures to […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Grocery Tech Trends Driving the New Customer Experience

June 28, 2022

Via: RIS News

Grocery shoppers want options. They want options on how to shop, options in assortment, and options for obtaining their purchases. But faced with supply chain disruption, inflation, and labor issues, how are grocers making smart technology choices to give shoppers […]