Value Unchained

Making Omni Channel Work for You

Making Omni-Channel Work for You

Wikipedia defines Omni-Channel Retailing as a “…seamless approach to the consumer experience through all available shopping channels, i.e. mobile internet devices, computers, brick-and-mortar, television, radio, direct mail, catalog and so on.”

The Importance of Personalization Customization in Today’s Supply Chain

The Importance of Personalization/ Customization in Today’s Supply Chain

I have seen the future of consumer products – and that future is customized.

An ever increasing number of companies are offering consumers the possibility to customize their products, exactly as the customer wants. This trend has impacted every type of consumer good product you can think of – from clothing to vehicles, to home accessories and even mobile phones.

How to Improve Sustainability in a High-Tech Supply Chain?

How Do You Improve Sustainability in a High-Tech Supply Chain?

It seems that everywhere you turn, companies are touting their sustainability efforts, green initiatives and eco-friendly practices in everything from un-bleached paper, to CO2 scrubbers, to hybrid delivery vehicles, to recycled packaging.

Don’t Forget the Supply Chain When Aiming for Consumer Product Success

Don’t Forget the Supply Chain When Aiming for Consumer Product Success

Anyone who attends this week’s edition of the annual CES show will see some of the most innovative consumer devices on display, everything from smartphones and smartwatches to televisions and refrigerators. With the Internet of Things (IoT) trend re-invigorating companies’ efforts to connect everything to the Internet, you can be sure to see connected devices and products on display that no one has ever thought of before.

CES Packaging Trends

CES Packaging Trends

With another CES upon us, everyone has begun making predictions as to what this year’s standout device is going to be. What will be the next handheld, wearable or drone that everyone will be clambering for in 2015? One thing that we can be sure of for 2015 is brands will be putting more and more emphasis into packaging, not in the sense of added protection or cost savings, but instead as a way of continuing their messaging and branding.

Is It Time To Outsource Your Logistics?

Is It Time To Outsource Your Logistics?

You started in a garage, hand manufacturing, testing and shipping each and every product. From there, your Kickstarter campaign gave you the capital and the courage to go ahead and outsource your production. While you have outsourced production, you’re still handling the logistics of receiving, warehousing, order fulfillment and shipping on your own – and it has begun to be a time-consuming bottleneck that takes up more and more of your resources and time.

Big Data Analytics - Key to Successful 2015

Big Data Analytics = Key to Successful 2015 Supply Chain Strategy

According to a recent survey by Accenture, most companies have high expectations of incorporating analytics on big data in their supply chains, but adopting it has been a challenge. In fact, 97 percent of the executives surveyed understand how big data analytics can improve their supply chain, but only 17 percent have implemented it.

Evolution of Product Packaging

The Evolution of Product Packaging – From Afterthought, to Differentiator

Product packaging was initially conceived simply to contain and protect the goods inside, with visual appeal often an afterthought. Today, however, more and more brands are realizing that packaging is actually an important final chapter in their marketing efforts.

Hyper Speed Supply Chain & Visibility

Hyper-Speed Supply Chain + Visibility = Efficiency of Scale

The digital age has transformed the shopping experience – and as a result, consumers’ expectations have skyrocketed. Consumers expect to have any and all product information right at their fingertips, wherever they are, and at all times of the day.