The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: Coping with the Unexpected Shortage

Day 22. Just when you thought you were getting your supply chain team organized to manage through the COVID-19 disruptions — BHAM! You get hit with a curve ball — an indirect material shortage. First it was one or two small locations that were...

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The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: A Story from the Front Lines at Ken’s Foods

It was Wednesday, March 11th and Ken’s Foods had a dilemma. They wanted their corporate teams to work from home but at least 60 individuals currently worked on desktop computers in the office, many had no access to personal computers, and a few...

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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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How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

In recent years the trucking industry has been faced with a double-edged sword — rising fuel costs and a plummeting labor force. In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their...

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How to Change Your Inventory Management Strategy in the Omnichannel Era

The U.S. e-commerce market has nearly doubled in size since 2011, and is forecast to grow to $737B by 2022. Managing stock for a variety of commerce channels is becoming more complex, costly, and risky. As recent losses by H&M and other major...

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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 Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

After making landfall last week, Hurricane Florence is crawling northeast along the U.S.'s east coast. Despite weakening from a Category 4 storm to a Category 1, the storm is disrupting everyday life and wreaking havoc on infrastructure. Last...

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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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