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Wal-Mart Says Its Online Sales Will Explode Next Year Amid War With Amazon
Wal-Mart expects little abatement in the pace of its torrid e-commerce growth next year, and the retailer's latest forecast sent shares up 2 percent on Tuesday.... »

Too Many Happy Returns: The Struggle to Predict Reverse Logistics
The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is... »

Amazon Vowed to Make Whole Foods Cheaper. Let's See How That's Going.
Amazon.com Inc.'s takeover of Whole Foods Market began six weeks ago with a lot of fanfare about lower prices.... »

Videos
In-Store Replenishment & Other Fulfillment Concerns
If you can't beat Amazon on pricing, then you have to rely on the one thing you have that the e-commerce behemoth doesn't have and can't control: your network of stores. [Run... »

Supply Chain Strategies & Challenges at True Value
Every retailer has to cope with omnichannel environments and seasonality, but for companies in the retail hardware space, e-commerce and seasonal business peaks carry their... »

Growth of the Secondary Sales Market
The post-retail sales market, comprising outlets and value stores, continues to grow. Primary retailers are looking to cash in on this multibillion-dollar market. [Run Time... »

Editors' Blog
Why APICS Partnered With a Private E-Tailer for Omnichannel Benchmarking
An unusual partnership between a major industry trade group and private retailer seeks to create a system for benchmarking supply-chain performance by e-commerce companies.... »

How REI's Green Obsession Sparked D.C. Innovations
Companies seek to burnish their brands in a variety of creative ways. In the case of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), that desire extends deep into the supply chain.... »

Debating the Timetable for Supply-Chain Futureshock
The future is coming. But experts can't seem to agree on when it's going to show up.... »

Webinars
Enabling Cost Effective Wireless Asset Tracking and Monitoring Solutions for the Supply Chain Enabling Cost Effective Wireless Asset Tracking and Monitoring Solutions for the Supply Chain
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR New technologies are enabling asset tracking and monitoring capabilities through the supply chain lifecycle. But what exactly are these new technologies,... »

  News
Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS
Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses,... »

Costco's Newest Move to Beat Amazon and Whole Foods? Delivery
Roughly a month after Amazon snapped up Whole Foods and slashed its prices, discount superstore giant Costco is rolling out same-day and two-day delivery options for its... »

Wal-Mart Puts Its Eggs in a Time-Saving Basket: Grocery Pickup Wal-Mart Puts Its Eggs in a Time-Saving Basket: Grocery Pickup
A personal shopper is something you might expect at Bergdorf Goodman or a boutique on Madison Avenue. Not at the Wal-Mart on Route 42 in Turnersville, N.J.... »

White Papers
Transportation Management Benchmark Survey
What are the market conditions and key elements that make for transportation management success? The objective of this Descartes benchmark study was not only to identify the... »

Moving Beyond Compliance to Create an Efficient Supplier Network
Ever wonder how larger retailers like Walmart or Costco became so profitable? The secret lies within their supplier network and the efficiencies they are able to generate... »

VAI and IBM: Smarter Enterprise Management with Mobile and Social Business
A personalized, web-based user experience that helps manufacturing, distribution and retail organizations remotely access VAI S2K ERP solutions to improve decision making and... »

Podcasts
How Consumer Brands Can Surf 'The Black Wave' How Consumer Brands Can Surf 'The Black Wave'
For consumer brands in the age of social media and digital communications, it's a question of sink or swim.... »

Algorithms Meet Avocadoes: Data Science Comes to Retail Algorithms Meet Avocadoes: Data Science Comes to Retail
The success of modern-day retailing depends as much on information as it does on the products being sold.... »

The Future of Retail: 2017 Edition The Future of Retail: 2017 Edition
What will the retail landscape look like in the very near future? And which players will be left standing?... »

Supplier Case Studies
Integrated Business Planning as a Process in a Business Turnaround
Challenge: A food company with flat revenue and growth in a five-year period struggled to increase market share and household penetration where expectations and prices... »

Omni-Channel Solution That Delivers Significant Margin Improvement
Challenge: To bring a true omni-channel operation, with the ability to fulfil e-commerce, retail, wholesale and outlet store orders, into a single facility delivering a... »

New Validation Solution Ensures Data Accuracy and Avoids Shipment Delays
Challenge: For a major luxury apparel retailer, missing and inaccurate data in their suppliers' Advance Ship Notices (ASN) caused shipment delays, lost time spent finding and... »

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