Sales & Operations Planning >> Editors' Blog
In the age of analytics and Big Data, all customers are not created equal.
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.
Separate fulfillment streams for e-commerce and retail stores? Those days are over.
Amazon.com Inc. just put another crack in the foundation that underlies traditional retail.
It only makes sense that The 3M Company, with a business model resting almost entirely upon technology, would eventually get around to applying it to the supply chain.
Supply-chain management today is very much a game of numbers. But the risk of getting lost in the math is real.
Lenovo Group Ltd. is the world's leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of personal computers. So why is it determined to overhaul the way it sells and markets product?
The traditional holiday shopping season is shaping up to be a microcosm of the big changes that are roiling retailers every day.
First there was Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. And now, Amazon.com's Prime Day. Why do retailers invite peak-demand headaches?
The annual State of Logistics Report has a new author this year - and with it, a marked shift in some key trends.
Keeping online buyers happy is easy. All you have to do is flood the channel with so much inventory that you're never out of stock. And probably go out of business in the process.
Supply-chain has gone to the cloud. The only question is: What took it so long?
A lot of companies are falling short in their efforts to derive full value from the sales and operations planning (S&OP) function. But the main reason for their failure might surprise you.
The outsourcing of logistics is supposed to save businesses big money. They pay only for the services they need; they turn over complex operations to a pro, and they get expensive assets off their books. It all makes eminent sense - unless your name is Amazon.com Inc.
It's tough for a U.S. materials manufacturer to keep pace with foreign competition - especially when it's burdened with "tools from the stone age."