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Why Retailers Are Struggling With Ship-From-Store Fulfillment

June 18, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

The age of the omnichannel is all about options. Customers buying online should be able to receive their purchases in any way they choose — at home, work, a designated retrieval point, or direct from the store. Or so goes the theory.[more]

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Blockchain for the Supply Chain: Reality vs. Hype

June 11, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

If you could measure the progress of a concept by how much it’s talked about, then blockchain would already be an everyday reality for business.[more]

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When Will the Drones Start Flying?

June 01, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Look, up in the sky: See any drones yet?[more]

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Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

May 21, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

It’s been just over five years since the collapse of a Bangladeshi factory complex took the lives of 1,135 workers. How can manufacturers and apparel brands ensure that such a tragedy never happens again?[more]

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Strategies for Embracing the Internet of Things

May 14, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Depending on how you look at it, the internet of things is either a treasure trove of data or a nightmare of information chaos.[more]

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How Do Companies Name That Price? A.I. Can Help

May 07, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

When it comes to determining the optimal price of a product, component or raw material, artificial intelligence can do more than come up with the answer. It can help you to understand the questions you ought to be asking.[more]

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Thailand Courts Foreign Investment, While Leadership Questions Remain

April 30, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Thailand government officials have a number of colorful ways of characterizing the state of the nation’s economy just prior to the military coup of May, 2014.[more]

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‘Try Before You Buy’: A Huge Logistics Challenge for E-Tailers

April 23, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Selling apparel and other merchandise over the internet is difficult enough for retailers as it is. Now they want to make it even tougher on themselves.[more]

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Will Trump’s Trade War Kill Off Economic Growth?

April 16, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

There’s good economic news in just about every major developed market around the globe. Is it time to panic yet?[more]

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Robots Are Taking Over the E-Commerce Warehouse

April 09, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Do robots in the warehouse want to help you do your job better? Or do they just want your job?[more]

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