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May 21 2020
The coronavirus has caused major disruptions in the global economy and significant chaos for the people of China. It has been encouraging to see how the people of world have responded in their attempt
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May 6 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has significantly disrupted the normal demand patterns which dictate supply chain decisions -- across distribution, manufacturing, and raw material procurement. Since these... View More
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April 22 2020
How fast is fast? In the last-mile delivery world, fast can mean a huge competitive advantage (think Amazon). Alternative delivery locations are beneficial, but various studies suggest that ho... View More
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April 20 2020
In its second annual “Small Business Impact Report,” Amazon noted that it has helped more than 1.9 million US-based small and medium-sized businesses generate more than $160 billion in 2018.... View More
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April 2 2020
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, the world is beginning to understand the potential impact of the pandemic from a business perspective. While the full financial impact of a global reduct
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April 1 2020
Almost gone are those days when people used to carry heavy bags and wander around the brick-and-mortar store, browsing for their purchases. In this digital world, shopping has transformed. Mor... View More
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March 26 2020
The introduction of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) shipping complicates the traditional fulfillment model. Instead of sending full pallets directly to the retailer, distributors now must ship to var... View More
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March 23 2020
The parcel industry continues to be challenged by Amazon. FedEx, UPS, DHL, and the USPS have built sophisticated distribution systems that are second to none in the industry. However, Amazon c... View More
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March 20 2020
FedEx, UPS, and Amazon are making it easier for consumers to pick up and drop off items at commercial locations such as partner retailers, lockers, and other authorized shipping locations. Fed... View More
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March 16 2020
All of us make decisions about what tasks we are willing to do ourselves and what tasks we would rather hire someone else to do for us. Should we mow our own lawns, clean our own houses, change the oi
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March 5 2020
Local delivery companies, regional parcel carriers, and the largest integrated carriers have been managing the last-mile delivery process forever. However, it has only been in recent years tha... View More
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March 3 2020
The supply chain will never be immune to disruptions — some things are simply unpredictable. But as 2020 progresses, one thing is certain: the ability to rapidly innovate and adapt will be v... View More
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March 2 2020
As recently as just a couple of years ago, the term “delivery experience” was little more than an industry buzzword, often prefaced by “the Amazon effect” or “the e-commerce... View More
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Feb. 27 2020
Thanks primarily to Amazon (and the explosive growth of Amazon Prime), consumers in 2020 are conditioned to expect that virtually anything bought online can be shipped for free. That’s true... View More
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Feb. 25 2020
We are living through the most dynamic transportation environment in recent memory. The parcel carriers, in particular, are in a state of flux, with large shifts in service offerings, strategic allian
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Feb. 19 2020
Too many e-retailers and direct selling companies view parcel shipping as a commoditized cost of doing business that they have limited ability to influence. That’s a mistake. There are many cost-sav
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Feb. 12 2020
Speed – consumers want it and businesses need it. Wireless companies are working to improve their cellular speed to meet customers’ demands of faster service. Airlines are working to impro
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Feb. 4 2020
Amazon has taught me I don’t have to wait for my next two-pack of ravioli cutter stamps, so if you can’t get them to me in under two hours, I know someone else who can. It’s 2020,... View More
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Jan. 23 2020
The age of the digital supply chain is here. How do we know? More than 1,000 industry leaders across manufacturing and distribution supply chains have said so in a survey that inform... View More
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Jan. 13 2020
When Gartner conducts its annual Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Survey, we ask respondents to state their top three external challenges that affect their organization’s supply... View More

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