Category: Retail Supply Chain

Another Optimistic Forecast for 2019 U.S. Retail Sales

The National Retail Federation is forecasting that U.S. retail sales for 2019 will increase between 3.9 percent and 4.4 percent despite some economic cautions. Retail industry customer fulfillment and supply chain management teams should likely be preparing for another active year but with continency planning in-place.

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Amazon’s Assault on Direct Logistics and Transportation Services Far More Visible

More evidence indicates that Amazon is phasing-in integrated logistics and last-mile fulfillment capabilities that will challenge current industry practices. The strategy reflects the same business strategies that involve a multi-merchant online shopping platform and generic computing capability via Amazon Web Services.

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Addressing the World of Agile Customization with Nulogy

The Supply Chain Matters blog is pleased to announce to our global-based readership audience that Nulogy Corporation will be a Sustaining level thought leadership sponsor of this highly recognized supply chain business process and technology focused blog.

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A Supply Chain Matters Podcast with Dr. Parag Khanna, Author of The Future is Asian

Supply Chain Matters blog Editor Bob Ferrari had the opportunity to record a podcast conversation with renowned globalization scholar and international best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna. The newly released book, The Future is Asian, explores the world, and the future, from the Asian point-of-view, including global supply chain management shifts.

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Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech- January 18, 2019 Edition

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news that occurred during the week of January 14, 2019. Included in this week’s highlights are noteworthy announcements from Infor, Microsoft, E2open, JDA Software, Elemica and Walmart.

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Smarter Inventory Management Will be One of the Key Competencies for Retailers in the Coming Year

While the nation’s retailers gather in New York City this week to attend the National Retail Federation’s 2019 Annual Conference, the Supply Chain Matters blog declares that inventory management will be one of the key competencies for retailers this year.

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Supply Chain Matters Top Ten Most Popular Blogs in 2018

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari outlines the ten most popular blog commentaries in 2018 along with close runners-up.

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Global Online Retail Platform Expansion Likely to Become More Challenging

As the new year is about to kickoff, signs of a changed global online business environment are indeed showing presence. They will likely paint a different business picture for the coming months for retailer hopes to expand global wide B2C platform presence.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Nine

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues its series of unveiling 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. In this Part Eight posting, we highlight Prediction Seven, our belief for added converging forces of disruption impacting the global logistics and transportation industry in the coming year.

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