Logistics, shipping rates and the need to assess full landed cost are among the challenges that shippers face in the modern-day world of e-commerce, says Hagar Valiano Rips, CEO and co-founder of Ladingo.
E-commerce buyers are demanding ever-faster delivery of orders, even though the economics of such service are anything but profitable for providers. John Haber, founder and CEO of Spend Management Experts, describes the current landscape of competitors in that sector.
Blaine Kelley, senior vice president with CBRE, reviews the major changes that the retail real estate marketing is experiencing, and the many criteria that retailers must consider when engaging in site selection.
"The delivery economy" describes the transformation of retail, driven by customer demands for the highest possible level of service. But can companies provide it in an economic fashion? Christian Piller, vice president of value engineering with Project 44, offers a perspective.
Just what is meant by "real-time" visibility today? And how can it be applied to enable greater efficiencies in parcel-delivery networks? Gwen Rhines, vice president of operations with Green Mountain Technology, explains.