Newgistics Inc., a provider of logistics services and technology for retailers and brands, will provide delivery in the U.S. for products purchased through AliExpress, the e-commerce unit of Alibaba that connects Chinese businesses with international buyers.
Diego Pantoja-Navajas, chief executive officer of LogFire, explains the concept behind digital fulfillment networks, and details how they can lead to the transmission of real-time, "perpetual" inventory signals throughout the supply chain.
What exactly is "advanced analytics," and how can the concept help companies to gain a better understanding of true demand while propagating accurate forecasts throughout the supply chain? Mudit Bajaj, vice president of advanced analytics solutions with Jabil Inc., offers a perspective.
So the Federal Aviation Administration has given Amazon.com, Inc. permission to begin testing delivery drones in the U.S. But there are still a number of logistical hurdles to be overcome, before the technology becomes feasible for everyday commercial use.
Nick Finia, senior manager of energy management and infrastructure capital investment at The Walgreen Co., describes the company's aggressive efforts to achieve energy cost savings in its supply chain.