Category Archive: Supply Chain Visibility

Mar 28 2018

You want it when?

Ecommerce is growing rapidly, taking market share from brick-and-mortar retailers at an alarming pace. Many traditional retailers are closing stores while trying to beef up the ecommerce side of their business and experimenting with such strategies as in-store pick-up with no shipping charge. Wal-Mart recently announced that they will be asking retail employees to drop …

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Feb 28 2018

Supply Chain risk not always what it seems

Companies are paying more attention to supply chain risk these days, and that’s a very good thing because, according to a study by PwC and the Business Continuity Institute, 75% of companies experience at least one major supply chain disruption a year. Supply chain disruptions can be expensive, and not just for the cost of expediting …

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Jan 31 2018

THE LAST MILE OF DISTRIBUTION – Retailers focus on the final leg of a product’s journey to deliver improved customer value

The distance between the retailer and consumers’ hands is a rich source of engagement and the focus of intense competition as both online and brick-and-mortar merchants work to deliver the experience consumers want. The ‘last mile’ of distribution – the journey of products from the retailer to customers’ hands – holds a number of challenges …

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Sep 20 2017

THE SHIPPING SURVIVAL GUIDE: Juggling efficiency with bigger container ships

As the prices paid to move cargo over long distances have plummeted, shippers have turned to ever-larger ships in search of volume-driven savings. But that strategy is putting a massive financial burden on the ports needed to service them, creating friction between shipping interests that depend on one another to survive. Both sides are looking …

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Aug 23 2017

MATERIALS COMPLIANCE: Deadlines loom, but preparation takes years

A barrage of materials-compliance regulations is springing up worldwide, challenging manufacturers to be proactive in protecting revenues, avoiding fines, and maintaining product quality. Some, however, have transformed their approach to the regulations from a burdensome compliance “chore” into a competitive advantage. When Agilent Technologies (USA) learned that it needed to remove lead solder from its …

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