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Why APICS Partnered With a Private E-Tailer for Omnichannel Benchmarking

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. »


Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight - well, think again. »


The Giant Is Coming: The True Cost of Amazon to Australia's Retailers and Workers

The Giant Is Coming: The True Cost of Amazon to Australia's Retailers and Workers

Down Dandenong way, on the outskirts of Melbourne, Amazon is staking out a beachhead for the invasion. »


How REI's Green Obsession Sparked D.C. Innovations

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. »


How Grocery Giant Aldi Plans to Conquer America: Limit Choice

How Grocery Giant Aldi Plans to Conquer America: Limit Choice

Dim lighting bounces off brownish-tiled floors. The shelves are sparsely filled with cardboard boxes. Checkout lines stretch to oblivion. There is nothing super about these stores. »


DP-DHL Launches Tool to Identify Supply Chain Disruption Risk

This year's hurricane season has been devastating for the communities impacted by the series of storms so far in the Caribbean region. »


What to Expect From Nafta 2.0

What to Expect From Nafta 2.0

Can the North American Free Trade Agreement be saved? »


Home-Improvement Retailers Scrambled to Restock in Florida

Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Co. and other home-improvement retailers are rushing supplies into Florida in Irma's wake, an effort critical to rebuilding efforts as well as their quarterly sales. »


Getting to S&OP Success

Getting to S&OP Success

Sales and Operations Planning consistently ranks as one of the top three priorities for management teams. According to industry research, a strong repeatable S&OP process can:     Improve Working Capital 15%    Increase Forecast Accuracy 20%    Grow... »


At Long Last, A.I. Comes to the Logistics Industry

At Long Last, A.I. Comes to the Logistics Industry

It was only a matter of time before artificial intelligence was applied to the field of logistics. »


Q&A: Making Sense of the Internet of Things

Q&A: Making Sense of the Internet of Things

A discussion about how the internet of things and big data are affecting supply-chain operations - with a particular emphasis on their application to the warehouse. »


Q&A: In-Store Replenishment and Other Retail Fulfillment Concerns

Q&A: In-Store Replenishment and Other Retail Fulfillment Concerns

It's no secret that Amazon is the greatest disruptor in the history of retail. The question is, how can traditional retailers, even very large ones, compete against a giant that can plow hundreds of millions into warehousing, order fulfillment and delivery? Customer satisfaction - and possibly the... »


Ramping Up Cybersecurity in the Age of Robots and Autonomous Vehicles

Ramping Up Cybersecurity in the Age of Robots and Autonomous Vehicles

We're at the dawn of a promising new age of autonomous vehicles and connected devices for supply-chain management. And with that cutting-edge technology comes the heightened risk of cyberattack. »


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 Time (Min.): 9:44] »


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? »


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