Supply Chain Management Blog
Fast shipping and speedy delivery have become consumer expectations for shopping online; faster shipping is no longer considered a benefit or a perk. E-commerce consumers expect their purchases to be shipped immediately after purchase and delivered not long afterward. In addition, if a consumer’s experience is unpleasant, or if what was purchased doesn’t arrive as scheduled and in perfect condition, the consumer could soon be shopping elsewhere.
ModusLink has some great news to share – our Poetic Service Cloud Solution recently won the Bronze Stevie® Award for the Best New Product or Service of the Year in Supply Chain Management Software Solutions category of the 2016 International Business Awards.
There’s an old song my dad used to listen to. It was performed by Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee, and it’s called “(I’d Like to Get You On A) Slow Boat to China.” If we’re being honest, it’s not my favorite song – a bit dated for my tastes, but it does bring back memories. The idea behind the song is that the boat ride to China would be an ideal spot for two people to fall in love – it’s about as long a trip as you could possibly imagine.
We’ve all heard of the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), but in reality, the IoT hasn’t even reached its peak yet. Gartner predicts 2016 will see 5.5 million new IoT devices every day, with a total of 6.4 billion used around the world. With so much connectivity comes untapped potential, especially in the supply chain and global logistics industry.
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