Tag Archives: supply chain

Global Retail Logistics: An Infographic

In today’s retail supply chain, global logistics has become a much more important activity to optimize. As Mike O’Brien reports for Multichannel Merchant: “With the rapid growth in E-commerce here and across the world, global retail logistics have become more … Continue reading

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UPS: Monitoring Change in the Global Supply Chain

The global supply chain is sure getting more complex. UPS annually conducts a B2B survey to see what is changing in how the supply chain moves merchandise from manufacturers to their customers. To read about UPS’ latest research and view … Continue reading

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Using Supply Chain Optimization to Grow

Managing the entire supply chain, from the acquisition of merchandise to the sale and delivery to final consumers, has always been a challenge for retailers. This is even more true today than in the past — given the multiple selling … Continue reading

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Belcampo: A Unique, New, Channel-Integrated Business

Belcampo is an interesting new company that owns and manages farms in California, Belize, and Uruguay to produce high-quality food of the highest quality and integrity. Belcampo has devised ways to provide consumers “with the best-tasting food and drink the earth … Continue reading

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The Retail Supply Chain: What’s Ahead

As we know, retail supply chains are getting more geographically dispersed and more complex. So what’s ahead in this area? Integrated Solutions for Retailers recently a published report on this topic: “The retail supply chain is becoming worldwide, from sourcing … Continue reading

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Holiday Retail After Sandy

Superstorm Sandy is already having an impact on the supply chain for the Christmas 2012 holiday season. According to Stephanie Clifford and Nelson D. Schwartz, writing for the New York Times: “The economic effects of Hurricane Sandy are reverberating beyond … Continue reading

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Merchandise (Inventory) Management During Peak Seasons

Merchandise planning and supply chain management are tough enough during typical selling seasons. But this is especially complicated during peak selling seasons — when the proper in-store mix of merchandise contributes heavily to whether a retailer is profitable or stuck … Continue reading

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