Inmar, an industry-leading provider of technology-driven reverse logistics and supply chain solutions, recently developed a customized SaaS solution for a top-10 national big-box retailer. The results were reduced costs of monthly store labor and transportation, consolidated vendor returns, and improved shipping, inventory, and data visibility.
No one saw e-commerce at this scale coming this quickly. Now that orders will originate in smaller sizes for many more customers, how can third and fourth-party logistics providers guarantee time-definite delivery?
Andre Pharand, global management consulting lead for postal and parcel industry with Accenture, reveals the findings of the firm’s new study on creating the sustainable last mile for e-commerce deliveries.
Melinda McLaughlin, head of global research with Prologis, shares the firm’s research into trends in the creation of order-fulfillment centers in urban locations, in response to the stellar growth of e-commerce.
The latest supply-chain news, analysis, trends and tools for executives in the e-commerce/omnichannel industry — which consists of companies engaged in internet retailing, including those with auxiliary brick-and-mortar stores. Learn how e-commerce/omnichannel companies and their suppliers around the world are managing the flow of products across all channels of the enterprise. Experts sound off on forecasting and demand planning, supply-chain visibility, logistics outsourcing, inventory optimization, transportation management, warehouse management, supply-chain security, corporate social responsibility and more.
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