The Surprising Secrets Behind Trader Joe's Supply Chain

Its founder called it the grocery store for “overeducated and underpaid people.” You’ve probably only heard of Trader Joe’s if you have one within a 30-mile radius (or if you have out-of-town friends who rave about it). Ever thought about how...

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The Top 4 Trends That Will Dominate Supply Chain in 2019

In the 21st century, customer expectations have pushed supply chain and logistics to evolve at unprecedented speed. In 2019, supply chain will be dominated by one key realization: in order to keep up with customers, brands can neither rely on...

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3 Things to Remember if You Want a Winning Last Mile Logistics Strategy

With the biggest gift-giving season of the year upon us, last-minute gift buyers (you know who you are) are scrambling to buy the perfect presents for their loved ones. For many, that means placing online orders and crossing their fingers that...

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Year in Review: The Trends That Defined Supply Chain in 2018

A trade war that put businesses and consumers on edge. An entire industry confronting generational shifts and talent loss. The synergization of online and offline sales channels. 2018 was not a year of abrupt change or revelations, but one of...

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What's Holding Manufacturing Back in Industry 4.0?

Manufacturing is part of the supply chain complex that is being swept up by a digital revolution. Yet a deeply-rooted “if it’s not broke don’t fix it” mentality, and a lack of integration between operating and IT systems, are preventing...

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How Shoppers and Retailers Can Reduce Waste This Thanksgiving

Concerns about food waste and changing consumer preferences are posing new challenges — and opportunities — to the food supply chain. Increasingly, retailers are making their Thanksgiving supply chains more efficient, prioritizing sustainability,...

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Hurricane Best Practices for Your Supply Chain

Hurricane Michael is approaching Florida via the Gulf Coast, threatening to rise from its current Category 1 status before making landfall on Wednesday. Just like with last month's Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, Michael is going to bring...

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Hurricane Florence: What You Need to Know About the Year's First Major Storm

Hurricane Florence is predicted to be one of the strongest storms on the Eastern seaboard in decades. It will deliver tropical-storm-level winds by noon Thursday to North Carolina's coast, and hurricane-force winds and dangerous storm surges by...

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The Experiential Supply Chain

First it was the industrial economy. Then, creeping into the 21st century we saw the rise of the service economy. Now, supply chains are being disrupted by the experience economy. Led by Millennials who demand both more customized experiences and...

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