Category: Retail Supply Chain

Workforce Realignment and Restructuring Across Global Logistics and Retail Customer Fulfillment

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights announcements, each within a one-week period, with a common theme of technology driven workforce realignment. These announcements involve global container shipping line Maersk, parcel delivery provider UPS, physical store and online customer fulfillment last-mile delivery involving Amazon and Walmart. The pervasive movement toward online driven fulfillment has many implications and many interpretations, and these types of announcements will likely continue.

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COVID-19 Multi-Industry Supply Chain Disruption News Capsule- September 11, 2020

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a weekly capsule of news reports that have implications for various industry supply chains. With COVID-19 coronavirus news once again on the rise, we provide this feature to assist our readers in their efforts to keep updated on noteworthy developments.

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COVID-19 Industry Supply Chain News Capsule- September 2 2020

The Supply Chain Matters blog re-initiates our weekly capsule of news reports that have implications for various industry supply chains. With COVID-19 coronavirus news once again on the rise, we provide this feature to assist our readers in their efforts to keep updated on noteworthy developments.

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Best Buy’s Financial And Operational Results Not Bad Considering Inventory Constraints

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of electronics and appliances retailer Best Buy’s latest financial and operational results and how this retailer has been able to achieve noteworthy performance despite inventory and physical store constraints.

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Target and Lowe’s Join Other Select Retailers in Ground-Breaking Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues with our highlights of retailers that were able to significantly benefit from the COVID-19 pandemic because of their investments in online customer fulfillment and digital business processes. A further theme was benefitting by being an online one-stop presence for deemed essential goods that could be garnered with safety and convenience in-mind.

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Home Improvement Retailer Home Depot Benefits from COVID-19 Demand

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to home improvement retailer Home Depot whom this week reported record quarterly sales growth and operational performance.

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Walmart’s Latest Impressive Financial and Operational Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues to highlight for readers the ongoing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the most profound of which has the explosion in online buying among global consumers. Highlighted are the quarterly financial and operational performance aspects for retailers Walmart in the latest quarter.

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The Stakes for US Online Retail Dominance Become Far More Visible- The Operational Test

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up commentary added more perspective to Amazon’s recent blowout financial performance despite significant operational challenges. Further observed is how other online providers who made up-front investments were also able to benefit financially.

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Carriers Putting an Added Cost Squeeze to Online Commerce and Retail Providers

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary reflecting on reports of carriers putting an additional cost squeeze to online commerce and retail providers. With shipment volumes expected to continue to increase in the coming moths, the economic and service implications are worrisome.

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