The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: Best Practices for Triaging Shortages

Buzzzz… it’s your supply chain calling and it wants OFF this crazy roller coaster caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It wishes for the good-old-days when the crisis to be managed was a natural disaster like a flood, fire, or port closure. Because...

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The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: Wrangling Production Delays at Sites Impacted by COVID-19

These are indeed strange times. Soap is our #1 superhero. We’ve grown weary of the word, unprecedented. Toilet paper has become the most famous supply chain shortage in our lifetime. And suddenly, ‘surge capacity’ and ‘localized supply chain’ are...

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The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: Mitigating Customer Stockouts (and Not Just of Toilet Paper)

Restaurants are giving away toilet paper with to-go orders — even the coveted two-ply. Handsanitizer has become a black market item. Empty shelves are a familiar sight and it’s tempting to go to the grocery store as a way to gauge if we’re...

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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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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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Amazon vs. Flipkart: The Race to Dominate Indian E-Commerce

Indian e-commerce company Flipkart is in fierce rivalry with Amazon over the country's online retail market. Both have unique advantages, but the true test will be which company can best tailor its offerings to the Indian consumer’s palate.

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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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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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What's the Deal With USPS and Amazon?

The Truth about the USPS-Amazon Relationship

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