Category: Retail Supply Chain

Next Up for Retail Supply Chains- The Spike of Merchandise Returns

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on the now underway peak of online retail-focused reverse logistics processes involving millions of customers returning goods to U.S. and other global retailers, and the increasing implications to online costs and planning.

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Headlines Relating FedEx and Amazon Portend a Tale of What is to Come

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari highlights for readers key supply chain management themes for 2020, relating a specific timely news stream example of where strategic trends have placed both FedEx and Amazon as visible competitors.

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More Episodes of Romaine Lettuce Contamination Across the U.S.: What is Advanced Technology’s Purpose?

Supply chain management technology industry analyst and Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari, provides a commentary reflecting on the multiple romaine lettuce product contamination incidents and subsequent product recalls that have occurred in the U.S., and the specific role of advanced supply chain technologies in addressing this challenging and perplexing problem.

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Featuring December 6 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our December 6, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership. Included in this edition are highlights related to noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to: Flipkart and Shadowfax, Nulogy, Impinj.

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Kroger’s Online Digital Transformation Meets Realities of Near-Term Business Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog features an updated commentary focused on U.S. grocery and food retailer Kroger, and this retailer’s efforts to transform itself into various forms of online and in-store digital experiences.

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Preliminary 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Online Sales Data Points to Mixed Results

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor and supply chain management industry analyst Bob Ferrari reflects on recently reported Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales volumes and the challenges remaining for retail, supply chain and customer last-mile logistics fulfillment teams.

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The Bar in Online and In-Store Customer Fulfillment Grows

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary highlighting a recent Oracle Retail sponsored survey: Setting the Bar: Global Customer Experience Trends 2019, along with some important takeaways for readers.

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