Adding efficiency to your supply chain is a never-ending journey. There’s always an opportunity to improve. Often, these areas of opportunity present themselves when your organization or the market is fluctuating.
In this ever-changing marketplace, consumer and retailer demands are constantly evolving. Staying on top of shifting retailer requirements can be challenging—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers.
Now, more than ever, companies of all sizes and complexities need savings and efficiencies to overcome the many disruptions caused by COVID-19. The supply chain is a great place to start uncovering opportunities for improvement. If immediate and long-term supply chain savings and efficiencies are a top priority, you’re like many other organizations we work [...]
With foodservice providers shuttered, it’s been an uncertain year for many. Even as doors start to reopen, it’s still unclear what the future holds for the restaurant industry. One certainty is that operators must focus on changing operational characteristics that include safety precautions against COVID-19.
The true economic impact of COVID-19 and global shutdowns are still not known. As businesses continue to open around the world, we are forced to think about operations, logistics, and safety differently. Because all industries are being affected in some way or another, companies of all types and sizes must adjust and adapt their business [...]
One of the most frequent comments I get from customers is: “We have so much data but we don’t know what to do with it.” Everyone in the logistics industry says this but they’re each trying to answer different questions – from how do I get my products delivered to customers faster to meet the [...]
We live in an on-demand world. When consumers click to purchase a product one day, they expect it to be on their doorstep the next—or even sooner. These demands on the supply chain are affecting our customers of every size.
When I talk to worldwide businesses in Asia, Oceania, North America, or anywhere else, their chief concern is always the same: how do we meet our customers where they are to get them the products and services they want, all while keeping our own business strategy central?
Driving demand via promotions, new products, and updated shelving can attract customers and keep them interested, but if you’re spending most of your time on these tactics, you could be missing a bigger strategic opportunity.
As the evolution of retail and the way consumers purchase goods continues to change, effectively serving both consumers and retailers is a strategic challenge for both shippers and carriers.