U.S. Online Shoppers Click With International Retailers
Nearly half of avid U.S. online shoppers bought items from international retailers, demonstrating the need for retailers to offer more personalized services as a way to compete against lower prices.
Global Supply Chain Suffers Disruptions Amid Diplomatic Crisis
Disagreements in the Middle East left the supply chain reeling as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen cut political and business ties with Qatar and accused the small Middle Eastern nation of supporting radical Islamic terrorism in the region.
Could Self-Driving Ships Become Reality by 2020?
Ocean shippers Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen have teamed up with Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United, pledging to put unmanned ships on the water by 2025.
Supply Chains Double Down on Climate Change
Rather than push American businesses away from sustainable initiatives, many companies seem to have reaffirmed their commitments.
Manufacturing, Logistics Grew Dramatically Over Last Generation
Contrary to public perception, U.S. manufacturing and logistics experienced dramatic growth over the past generation.
Retailers Struggle to Control Fulfillment Costs
More than 55 percent of consumers use multiple channels—such as online and mobile—to shop, yet more than 40 percent of retailers describe fulfillment costs as a major challenge impacting their business
Amazon Files Patent To Parachute Packages
Now that it has filed a series of patents for drone delivery systems, Amazon seems to be following through on promises that Prime Air will eventually become a reality.
Supply Chain Commentary: Grocery Retailers Need to Embrace Digitization Now
Grocers will have to transform aggressively and adapt swiftly if they want to avoid the fate of retailers in other segments. They will need to digitize their stores and consumer experiences. Here's how they can optimize their supply chain.
Freight Management and Route Optimization: A Critical Combination
There are significant opportunities for fleets to improve their operational efficiency with a combination of freight management and route optimization.
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