Is E-Commerce Changing Black Friday for Good?

Holiday shopping logistics can present a number of headaches to supply chain managers. This season, the rise of online shopping gets thrown into the mix, forcing companies to rethink their normal Black Friday preparations. 

This holiday season presents a tough supply chain puzzle.

As preparations for Black Friday get into full swing, the union representing UPS pilots is voting on a potential strike over ongoing issues with the logistics provider. While the strike is not certain, a halt on labor during this key time would mean severe congestion and delays across the air freight industry.

Meanwhile, the growing e-commerce industry presents some different issues for supply chain managers, and the time to act is now. Our latest Story of Things video examines the way online shopping has impacted warehouse storage across the US, and how companies should go about preparing for the busiest shopping event of the year. 

 

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