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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. »


Nafta 2.0: Will the Trump Administration's 'Wish List' Be Granted?

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? »


Erasing the Line Between E-Commerce and Retail Store Fulfillment

Erasing the Line Between E-Commerce and Retail Store Fulfillment

Separate fulfillment streams for e-commerce and retail stores? Those days are over. »


Can Meal Kit Delivery Services Forge Sustainable Supply Chains?

Can Meal Kit Delivery Services Forge Sustainable Supply Chains?

Meal kit delivery services are taking the internet by storm. But can they deliver a supply chain that makes economic sense? »


Can Robots Solve Omnichannel Distributors' Identity Crisis?

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. »


Eliminating Forced Labor Is a Tough Task. But That's No Reason Not to Act.

Eliminating Forced Labor Is a Tough Task. But That's No Reason Not to Act.

Laws against child labor, human trafficking and forced labor in the supply chain are beginning to spread throughout the globe. »


Should CPG Brands Let Amazon Lure Them Away From Traditional Retailers?

Should CPG Brands Let Amazon Lure Them Away From Traditional Retailers?

Amazon.com Inc. just put another crack in the foundation that underlies traditional retail. »


The Changing Role of the CPO: With Respect Comes Responsibility

The Changing Role of the CPO: With Respect Comes Responsibility

A "celebrity" chief procurement officer? Isn't that a contradiction in terms? »


In Supplier Management, Companies Need to Step Up Their Game

In Supplier Management, Companies Need to Step Up Their Game

The ability to monitor the behavior and condition of one's suppliers depends on having access to hard numbers. But a surprisingly large percentage of companies lack this critical data. »


The Growing Pressure on Supply Chains to Eradicate Slavery and Human Trafficking

The Growing Pressure on Supply Chains to Eradicate Slavery and Human Trafficking

Laws and regulations to eliminate human-rights violations in global supply chains are multiplying. But companies shouldn't consider their current lack of "teeth" as a license to ignore them. »


Amazon Is Out to Conquer the Brick-and-Mortar Grocery Business

Amazon Is Out to Conquer the Brick-and-Mortar Grocery Business

Now Amazon.com, Inc. wants to be your neighborhood grocer. How's that likely to turn out? »


Will Robots Put an End to Holiday Hiring in the Warehouse?

Will Robots Put an End to Holiday Hiring in the Warehouse?

For retailers and distribution centers, the traditional method for coping with the chaos of the Christmas buying season has been to throw more bodies at the problem. But what if robots could do a better job of handling the surge of activity? »


Big Trucks Will Have to Get Cleaner - And Industry Is Fine With That

Big Trucks Will Have to Get Cleaner  And Industry Is Fine With That

Federal regulators are mandating drastic reductions in emissions from heavy-duty trucks over the next 10 years. And truck manufacturers and big shippers alike are applauding the move. »


Walmart Buys E-Commerce Startup Jet.com - But Can It Catch Amazon?

Walmart Buys E-Commerce Startup Jet.com - But Can It Catch Amazon?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. might be running a distant second to Amazon.com Inc. in the e-commerce race, but it's spending billions of dollars to close the gap. »


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