Newsletter | October 3, 2018

10.03.18 -- The Modern Supply Chain: Extraordinary Is The New Ordinary

Featured Editorial
The Agility Imperative For Consumer Goods Supply Chains
Guest Column | By Harshad Kanvinde, Slalom Consulting

Supply chain agility can be achieved by driving purposeful changes in the strategy, the operations, the technology infrastructure, and the organizational culture.

The Modern Supply Chain: Extraordinary Is The New Ordinary
Article | By Erin Harris

Erik Caldwell, SVP of supply chain and digital operations at Hudson’s Bay Company, talks making omni-channel fulfillment profitable, capacity concerns, and the A-word.

Retail Supply Chain Insights
Why Demand For In-Store Pickup Is On The Rise
White Paper | By Radial

Radial surveyed 3,000 consumers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada to better understand issues relating to e-commerce order fulfillment and delivery. The results found that consumers are raising questions about a variety of fulfillment-related issues including the cost, speed, reliability, and eco-friendliness of the fulfillment process.

Visibility Fills Supply Chain Gaps
Article | By Vin Ramundo, Amber Road

Supply chains have been getting more complicated over the past few years. Because of these complexities, we cannot just think that knowing where the shipment is equates to good visibility. We must understand all aspects of the lifecycle, from product design to delivery to the end consumer.

In Case You Missed It
Why Retail Needs A Web-Enabled Bar Code
Guest Column | By Carrie Wilkie, GS1 US

Consumers around the globe are scanning products using their smartphones to learn more about what they want to buy — or what they’ve just purchased. Some manufacturers have responded by adding QR codes and secondary bar codes on packages that connect consumers to more product information. Not only do these extra codes take up valuable label “real estate,” but they may not even contain standardized product identifiers like UPCs, causing confusion when scanning at point of sale checkout counters.

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