How E-Commerce Is Changing Facility Planning and Design
Analyst Insight: The impact of omnichannel fulfillment requirements and growth of e-commerce have altered the way companies plan and design distribution facilities. The plan... »
How to Use Data to Compete in the Digital Marketplace
Analyst Insight: Defining success for retailers today is pretty straightforward: Respond more rapidly and efficiently to customers' demands, at a price they are willing to... »
Creating Efficiencies to Drive E-Commerce Innovation Forward
Analyst Insight: In the age of information, there is a tremendous opportunity for retail companies to distinguish themselves as consumer-centric by exceeding expectations for... »
Report From Next Gen Customer Delivery 2017
Mario Matulich, executive director of customer management practice with IQPC, shares some of the themes discussed at the Next Gen Customer Delivery show in Palm Springs, and... »
The Future of Supply-Chain Talent
When it comes to securing supply-chain talent, the needs of global companies are changing dramatically. Experts discuss the capabilities and training that tomorrow's... »
Retail: Transportation, Tech & Other Trends
While sustainable transportation is top of mind for many retailers, they also are concerned about site selection, visibility, omnichannel, reverse logistics, risk, cloud... »
Near-Shoring Is No Cure-all for the Traditional American Worker
The return of manufacturing to the U.S. and Europe from Asia is happening - but not at the pace that proponents of reshoring might hope. And there are some unexpected... »
How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy
Should shippers and ocean carriers have seen the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. coming?
Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?
It's been the same drill for years: Ocean carriers and shippers talking service, then fixating on price. Is this disconnect finally about to be disrupted?
New eBay Offering Guarantees Three-Day Delivery
eBay is wading into the fast shipping wars, taking on Amazon Prime and Walmart with its new Guaranteed Delivery offering that will launch this summer on its selling platform... »
Walmart Aims to Dominate Last-Mile Delivery With Startup Incubator
Walmart launched its own startup incubator program in Silicon Valley, with a keen eye on last-mile delivery, according to Mobility Buzz.
Clarion Events Asia Announce the Acquisition of RetailEX ASEAN
Clarion Events and IMPACT work together to bring largest retail show to Thailand
Improving E-Commerce Fulfillment Through Business Integration
As e-commerce continues to outpace conventional retail, companies of all sizes are finding ways to disrupt traditional business models and seize market share. Unfortunately,... »
Port of NANSHA Emerges as the Jewel of the West Pearl River Delta
The ever-increasing complexity and time-sensitivity of current international supply chain operations means that shippers should be increasing their options, and that means in... »
Safety in Logistics Operations
In logistics operations, the commitment to safety is all too often like the half-hearted embrace we give to an older aunt we occasionally see at family gatherings. We do it... »
The Real Reason Behind Lost U.S. Manufacturing Jobs
So the major driver behind all those lost American jobs is free trade? Not so fast.
The Amazon Challenge and How Smaller E-tailers Can Compete
Going up against the behemoth that is Amazon.com, does the smaller e-commerce provider have a chance?
Social Listening Is the Key to Understanding Your Customer
Somebody out there is talking about your product. And you had better be listening.
Supplier Case Studies
Nobody Thinks About Cargo Insurance. Until A Million Dollars Goes Up in Smoke.
Challenge: The Operations VP of an oil and pipeline construction company recently admitted there was a time when he wondered if his company's cargo insurance policy was worth... »
KANE Helps Club Store Chain Implement Cross Dock Strategy
Challenge: A major U.S. club store chain wanted a solution for more efficient cross docking.
Automotive OEM Taps Automated Lockers to Help Distribution Hub Run Smoothly
Challenge: When this automotive OEM upgraded the warehouse management system for its largest distribution facility, it knew a better way to manage handheld equipment was... »