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Digital Disruptors Are Impacting All Industries, Analysts Say Digital Disruptors Are Impacting All Industries, Analysts Say
Digital disruptors are emerging in all industries, and the need for CIOs to embrace digital transformation is urgent, according to Gartner, Inc.... »

Why India and China May Be the Solution to the World's Fast Fashion Crisis Why India and China May Be the Solution to the World's Fast Fashion Crisis
Consumers these days are no longer strangers to the dark underbelly of the $3tr fashion industry. The textile and garment industry, second only to oil in its polluting... »

Crocs' Billion Dollar Strategy: Stay Ugly
Crocs, perhaps the most polarizing shoe of our time, is making a comeback.... »

Videos
Why Are Traditional Retailers Failing? Why Are Traditional Retailers Failing?
The last 12-18 months have seen the failure of multiple stores and retail chains. Can they survive the challenge of Amazon and other e-commerce specialists? Keith Phillips,... »

Report From Next Gen Customer Delivery 2017 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... »

Retail Tackles the Omnichannel
Conversations with retail industry thought leaders about how they're adjusting to the age of the omnichannel, and providing consumers with multiple options for ordering,... »

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.... »

Nafta 2.0: Will the Trump Administration's 'Wish List' Be Granted?
The North American Free Trade Agreement is back on the table. Will the patient survive?... »

Can Robots Solve Omnichannel Distributors' Identity Crisis?
Robots might be the solution to one of the biggest challenges facing distribution centers in the omnichannel era.... »

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.... »

Digital Sourcing: What, Where and How? Digital Sourcing: What, Where and How?
Digital technology has come to the supply chain, and the procurement function must take note.... »

The Return of American Manufacturing Jobs: A Progress Report The Return of American Manufacturing Jobs: A Progress Report
Are manufacturing jobs coming back to the U.S.? For that matter, was offshoring the reason for their disappearance in the first place?... »

  News
Ivanka Trump's Supply Chains in China Cloaked in Secrecy
It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump's merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more... »

Wal-Mart Tries to Take Jet.com Upscale
One year after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. bought Jet.com for $3.3bn, shoppers will get a glimpse of how it hopes to use the startup to battle Amazon.com Inc.... »

U.K. Firms Have Slavery 'Blind Spot,' Research Shows
U.K. firms are focusing anti-slavery efforts on foreign supply chains and overlooking forced labour at home, according to research.... »

White Papers
Three Reasons Demand Planning Has Finally Come of Age
There's nothing new about the idea of demand planning. Phoenician wine traders, 2,000 years ago, were savvy about staying ahead of fluctuations in demand via a network of... »

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... »

VAI S2K Enterprise - Imperial Bag & Paper
Imperial Bag & Paper deployed VAI S2K Enterprise in order to accommodate the fusion of multiple acquisitions under one enterprise resource planning (ERP) package.... »

Supplier Case Studies
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... »

Global Retailer Maximizes Supply Chain Performance With Improved Collaboration
Challenge: Inconvenienced by manually intensive processes, this global retailer of handbags and accessories recognized the need to transform its internal and external supply... »

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