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The Supply Chain is Dead. Long Live the Ecosystem
Listen in as Jim Tompkins, chair of Tompkins International, discuss the supply chain as we knew it is morphing into an ecosystem. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

Apple’s iPhone 7 Facing Supply Chain Shortages as Production Ramps up Ahead of Launch
Apple's supply chain is hinting that the company "may need to contend with a supply shortage" for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, citing vague issues with "faulty components."

Demand-Driven Supply Chains
Demand-driven is not a new concept, but there is a clearer focus on customer demand in realtime, it is a transformational strategy because it changes the way organizations think about the marketplace.

Speculation that Walmart is in Talks to Buy Online Retailer
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to buy online discount retailer Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in what would mark a disappointing end for one of the most ambitious challengers to Amazon.

Retail at a Crossroads: Future Hangs in the Balance as Retail Industry Passes Tipping Points
All signs point to a major crossroads for retail companies. Download this paper to find out more about the seven tipping points that are impacting retail now, as well as the four pillars of success needed to survive long term in this changing environment.

Choices That Drive Supply Chain Excellence
Supply chain managers are overwhelmed with choices and information, and too often the result isn’t decisiveness, but gridlock, the answer; put in place strong leadership that gets to the choices that drive supply chain excellence.

What Is Supply Chain Network Design &  Why Is It Important?
The primary purpose of a supply chain network design is to assess company policies and programs and to meet targets to accomplish long‐term strategic objectives, and most business units or functional areas within a company are impacted by a network design project.

Schneider Acquisitions Put the Truckload Carrier Firmly In the Last Mile Home Delivery Business
Schneider simultaneously acquires Watkins & Shepard and Lodeso, and becomes the nation’s leading first-to-final-mile-delivery provider of over-dimensional goods for omnichannel retailers and manufacturers.

Final Delivery: A Technology Perspective on Omnichannel Retailing
As customer expectations continue to evolve and competition intensifies, final delivery’s importance within a retailer’s technology landscape will only increase.

Alibaba Overtakes Walmart as World’s Largest Retailer
Chinese E-commerce giant Alibaba Group has officially become the world's largest retailer, with its gross merchandise volume surpassed three trillion yuan, or 475.89 billion dollars, in the last financial year ending in March.

How Last Mile Delivery Affects the Supply Chain
For last mile fulfillment, true convergence is still a work in progress, and more established players will continue to close the gap while smaller, niche players will continue to require supply chain execution integration.

The Importance of Network Design to Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Chains
The necessity of having a supply chain strategy to help frame the network design is becoming understood and executed by a growing number of Consumer Packaged Goods companies.

What the ‘Amazon Effect’ had on Retailers Over the 2015 Holiday Season
As the data on sales continues to be made public by retailers of all types and sizes, we can expect debates at this month’s NRF conference, and way beyond, about what happened over the 2015 holiday season.

Walmart Reorganizes – Closes 269 stores, 154 in U.S.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday that it was pulling the plug on its smallest store format, Walmart Express, and closing 269 locations globally, including 154 in the United States, in a restructuring that will affect 16,000 workers.

UPS Delivers 36 Million Packages - Double Normal
There are less than 24 hours until Christmas and the annual last minute shoppers are not the only people feeling the heat, FedEx, UPS and the USPS are all racing to have millions of packages delivered for products ordered in the still ongoing holiday season.


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