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Using Third-Party Logistics Providers to Chase Amazon’s Ecommerce…

Retailers are looking to compete with Amazon through third-party logistics providers who can tackle the e-fulfillment challenges with service and market specialization as well as making strategic investments in flexible automation.

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Commerce reported that September retail sales at $483.9 billion were up 1.6% over August and 4.4% annually, and NRF said that September retail sales were 0.5% ahead of August on a seasonally-adjusted basis and up 3.2% annually on an unadjusted basis. (October 13, 2017)

Retailers are looking to compete with Amazon through third-party logistics providers who can tackle the e-fulfillment challenges with service and market specialization as well as making strategic investments in flexible automation. (October 11, 2017)

With consumer expectations continually on the rise, and the willingness for leading e-commerce retailers to fulfill them, many brick and mortar retailers find themselves struggling to adapt to the speed and complexity of omnichannel order fulfillment. (October 10, 2017)

A leading distributor of professional salon products in the U.S. forms unique partnerships with its key LTLs to lower transport costs, reduce its carbon footprint and improve service to its 565 store locations. (October 10, 2017)

6 Supply Chain Disciplines Retailers Must Master - Developed by Adrian Gonzalez, Founder and President of Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services, with foreword from Rick Blasgen, President and CEO, CSCMP. (October 06, 2017)

These sales, as defined by the NRF, are sales in the months of November and December and exclude autos, gas, and restaurant sales. For 2017, NRF is calling for holiday retail sales to be up 3.6%-4% annually, coming in at an estimated total between $678.75 billion to $682 billion, which is ahead of last year’s $655.8 billion, even at the lower end of the 2017 estimate. (October 03, 2017)

Computer giants are dependent on a well orchestrated supply chain that involves hundreds of suppliers that are entrusted to deliver needed supplies at the right location and at precisely the right time. (September 27, 2017)

Enterprise Asset Intelligence platform unlocks data from connected devices, environments and things to transform workflows and mobilize actionable insights. (September 26, 2017)

After struggling for years, toy store chain Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy last week, in this article Dan Clark, founder, and president of Kuebix details how a transportation management system, built with the freight intelligence necessary to advance in the toughest of times, could help retailers avoid unnecessary supply chain turbulences. (September 26, 2017)

From outbound and inbound route planning to inventory management, and workforce optimization to home delivery planning, your planners need the full picture to make the best decisions. (September 19, 2017)

Leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer acquires specialist in contract manufacturing, custom assembly, repacking, and food product packaging and fulfillment for consumer packaged goods companies. (September 15, 2017)

ALAN has compiled a list of needs and important guidelines for what to do -- and what not to do -- if your company chooses to help. (September 07, 2017)

Supply chain organizations must make it a priority to build a resilient talent acquisition team that can weather turbulence and help sustain a positive bottom line. (September 05, 2017)

Retailers committed to transforming their supply chains need to step back and look at their business model through a different lens. (August 30, 2017)

A proactive approach to reverse logistics can prevent labor costs from skyrocketing, while also improving customer service. (August 25, 2017)










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