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Let’s Make a Deal: The Essentials of Successful Negotiating

Let’s Make a Deal: The Essentials of Successful Negotiating

Just how do you make a deal, anyway?[more]


Australian Retailers Resilient As They Face Down 'Amazon Effect'

Australian Retailers Resilient As They Face Down 'Amazon Effect'

Three months after the launch of Amazon in Australia, local competitors say they are still waiting for the dreaded “Amazon effect” to hit their sales.[more]


Trump Tells Lawmakers He’s Mulling Limits on Imported Steel

President Trump suggested this week that the United States was likely to impose restrictions on imported metals, reviving the prospects for a continuing investigation whose future has been called into question amid months of pushback and delays.[more]


How E-Commerce Has Changed the Landscape of the Parcel Industry

How E-Commerce Has Changed the Landscape of the Parcel Industry

The parcel industry is projected to grow 9 percent annually to more than $343bn globally by 2020, according to Accenture, thanks to the increase in e-commerce orders, which are forecast to surpass $600bn by 2021 in the US alone. Parcel carriers are challenged in this era of explosive e-commerce...[more]


Parcel Carriers Manage Revenue and Finance as Disruption Impacts Business

The growth of e-commerce is transforming the last mile at a rapid rate. Start-ups such as Deliv, Roadie and Instacart, along with Amazon’s own logistics network build-out, have caused a shakeup in the traditional hub-and-spoke system that FedEx and UPS spent years building. As a result, the Big Two...[more]


Freight Brokers See Profits Surge on Shipping Rush

Freight middlemen are seeing a surge in business as growing economic demand and tight capacity sends companies rushing to find shipping space.[more]


Sam's Club, Vying With Costco and Amazon, Offers Free Shipping to Premium Members

Sam's Club is offering free shipping for premium members and simplifying its membership tiers.[more]


Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients Becoming Rivals

Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients Becoming Rivals

The world’s biggest container shipping line is trying to stop customers like Amazon.com Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from becoming competitors in just a few years’ time.[more]


Trump Wants to Cut Food Stamps — and Replace Them With Blue Apron-Like Meal Kits

The Trump administration wants to overhaul the longstanding food stamp program, replacing it with a box of canned goods that it has likened to Blue Apron — a high-end meal kit service.[more]


E-Commerce Disruption and the Rise of Omnichannel Retail

E-Commerce Disruption and the Rise of Omnichannel Retail

E-commerce has disrupted retail to an extent that it is now the new "traditional" channel and the future of retail is omnichannel. The retail industry is going through an upheaval. Thousands of stores have closed, over 4000 net-new stores opened in 2017. Large department chains are closing stores...[more]


How to Compete with Google and Apple for Millennial Supply Chain Talent

How to Compete with Google and Apple for Millennial Supply Chain Talent

Chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) say the gap between today's skill sets and those needed in three to five years is enormous. Most view access to top-tier talent as a larger barrier to innovation than access to capital. It doesn't help that supply chains are challenged to compete for talent with...[more]


Why It’s So Hard to Sell Wine on the Internet

In 2012, a startup named Club W set out to help millennials find and buy decent wine on the internet. With bottles from a few boutique vintners, a slick web platform and a simple recommendation algorithm, the Los Angeles-based company had a propitious plan.[more]


Daimler Warns of Supply Chain Risk From Switch to Electric Cars

Daimler AG, owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand, warned that a fall in demand for diesel cars and a switch to electric vehicles could force it to prop up its supplier base.[more]


Survey Says: It’s Not Your Dad’s Supply Chain Anymore

Companies adopting an intelligent operations strategy to manage their supply chains will be in the best position to succeed in the future — if they have the right talent.[more]


Roses Are Cheap on Valentine’s Day — Because of Where They Come From

Roses Are Cheap on Valentine’s Day — Because of Where They Come From

The majority of roses Americans give one another on Valentine’s Day, roughly 200 million in all, grow here, the savanna outside Bogota, Colombia, summoned from the soil by 12 hours of natural sunlight, the 8,400-foot altitude and an abundance of cheap labor.[more]


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