Friday, May 17, 2013
The fast-changing demands and whims of consumers are perhaps most
apparent in the retail industry: One week, an item may be in style
or trending – and then what seems like just days later, sales fall
and consumers have moved on to something new. To keep up, retailers
need a supply chain that helps...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
To serve large retail customers and grow the business smoothly and
profitably, small-to-midsized (SMB) manufacturers need an efficient
order fulfillment process that includes electronic data interchange
(EDI). To save on procurement costs, nearly all major retailers now
mandate that their suppliers...
Monday, April 1, 2013
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has become a necessity for doing
business in today’s retail marketplace. Many companies
leverage EDI solutions to streamline their business
processes and make their supply chains flow more smoothly. It
is imperative that every stage of the fulfillment cycle is...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
As in other manufacturing supply chains, grocery manufacturers,
wholesalers, distributers and food retailers are increasingly
collaborating to enhance supply chain efficiency, reduce costs and
strengthen the bottom line. A key way to drive down costs and
improve communication for both suppliers and...
Friday, February 8, 2013
Industry Week has reported on consumer packaged goods (CPG)
companies’ constant need to adhere to the changing demands and
specific expectations for supply chain management. In order to keep
up, CPG companies must anticipate market changes and consumer
preferences while seeking cost-reduction...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Food Logistics reports that the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has used its power granted by the Food Safety
Modernization Act (FSMA) to shut down a peanut processing plant.
This is the first time the FDA has exercised such authority since
the passage of the FSMA on January 4, 2011. As...
Monday, December 17, 2012
Hurricane Sandy’s destructive power nearly brought East Coast
business to a halt, including the Internet economy and the
effectiveness of supplier enablement software. An Oct. 30th article
notes that although online commerce is becoming increasingly
popular, a virtual economy is not stable enough to...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A Logistics Viewpoints blog post by Adrian Gonzalez reports that
the lack of lower-level supply chain and logistics talent is the
biggest concern for 3PLs and supply chain shippers. According to
the “2012 3PL Provider CEO Perspective Survey” conducted by Dr.
Robert Lieb and presented at the CSCMP...
Friday, November 2, 2012
With online and catalog sales comprising an ever-greater percentage
of total retail sales, drop shipping is fast becoming the preferred
order fulfillment approach for a growing number of online
retailers. Drop shipping reduces inventory, warehousing, packaging
and shipping costs for retailers by...
Thursday, October 18, 2012
DC Velocity recently reported on the results of an insightful study
of supply chain executives, presented at the 27th annual Material
Handling and Logistics Conference that covered a broad range of
topics around warehouse management systems. The study was conducted
by the Aberdeen Group, which found...