Tomorrow's CEOs Will Come from an Unlikely Place: The Supply Chain

We live in a world in which customers are no longer impressed by two-day delivery. In fact, it’s now the longest customers are willing to wait. This “Amazon effect” has reset the bar for operational execution, and business leaders must now...

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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 Cost of Denying your Supply Chain Orchestration Problems

Every quarter you spend millions chasing better demand forecasts and more accurate supply plans, yet your teams still spend all their time in reactive and costly fire-fighting. Trying to improve supply chain outcomes by investing more in...

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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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Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later

When Amazon announced its takeover of Whole Foods last year, there was a lot of speculation about how the e-tail giant would overhaul the grocery chain’s operations. One year in, we take a look at what’s changed so far — and how it could spell...

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Preparing Your Business for the Holidays? Don't Forget These Supply Chain Essentials

Your customers want products to be available every day of the year. But when the holiday season arrives, their anxiety about having that perfect gift or deal — on time — puts enormous pressure on your brand.

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