Every retail company has to cope with the changes mandated by operating in an omnichannel world, and seasonality confronts every one of them with pressures they don't see the rest of the year. But for companies in the retail hardware space, e-commerce and seasonal business peaks carry their own...
The singularly defining moment in Artificial Intelligence (AI) — even bigger than when IBM's Deep Blue beat chess master Garry Kasparov — happened back in in 2011 when the unbeatable Jeopardy! Champion Ken Jennings was finally taken down by IBM's new supercomputer, Watson.
The city of Ternate in eastern Indonesia seems forgotten by time.
Conversations with supply-chain executives about the innovative technologies that are already shaping the way that product is moved to market.
Three years ago, GlaxoSmithKline set up an online Supplier Exchange to enlist suppliers in a bid to meet carbon-reduction goals. Now it's found a familiar partner to manage that community.
At the end of my last call, I put down my headphones and smiled. It just happened again. What was it? I heard business buyers string together a set of "belief statements." These are commonly held as "truths" in the industry.
APQC partnered with the Digital Supply Chain Institute at the Center for the Global to conduct research to obtain insights from supply chain leaders and executives about the current state of blockchain deployment in their organizations. View report
Retail supply chains are so complex that sometimes a Nazi symbol can slip through the cracks.
The new purported norm created by Amazon's two-day shipping hits two key groups of stakeholders — consumers and supply chain service and equipment providers — differently. How the latter respond is critically important to business success.
It almost takes a force of nature to move an idea from the lab to the factory.
As low oil prices continue to put downward pressure on oil and gas companies, supply chain efficiencies are needed more than ever in the industry, particularly in the non-hydrocarbon area.
In 2010 a spate of suicides at factories in southern China owned by Foxconn, a contract manufacturer for some of the world's leading electronics brands, highlighted poor conditions faced by its assembly workers. Foxconn promised to improve working conditions, but reports of further suicides or...
Grant Thornton checks in with a new survey that reveals the chief concerns of U.S. manufacturers today, and how they're coping with change.
A robotic material handling unit zips through a global toy manufacturer's six-story distribution center. As the unit retrieves an open-top plastic container filled with freshly molded toy planes from an automatic storage and retrieval system (ASRS), sparks from a frayed electrical cable on the...
Surge pricing, where the value of a particular item or a service increases according to demand, may soon be coming to logistics - and bringing green benefits in multiple ways.