Supply Chain Management Blog
On the eve of Apple’s most important iPhone launch in recent years, the iPhone’s supply chain shortages and delivery delays continue to make headlines.
In today’s increasingly digital world, even physical supply chain processes are being disrupted. Fulfillment, specifically, has become an area with increased responsibility in the digital age.
No matter what time of year it is, when you enter your local grocery, pharmacy or big box store they will be selling merchandise for the next big holiday or retail season.
It may be hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner. And for those of us in the supply chain industry that means just one thing: peak season.
While the wild west of retail has long been reformed, the result has been the creation of a laundry list of rules and regulations that manufacturers and distributors must abide by to avoid major fines.
Whether facing a major product launch or compiling standard monthly forecasts, the accuracy of demand forecasts is crucial.
Few can have missed the changes happening in the retail sector. Brick and mortar retail brands are reinventing themselves and their business models to survive in an e-enabled retail world. It should not be a surprise that as retailers innovate with new store concepts, footprint and promotional models, the supply chains that support them must be increasingly agile to meet the changing needs and formats of brick and mortar and e-commerce retailers.
In today’s global economy, businesses must operate without boundaries and serve customers in every corner of the world. While global scale and distribution is important, the ability to customize your offerings – from the shopping experience to the end product customers receive – to individual markets, regions and cultures is paramount.
When you think of cognitive technology, what comes to mind? Likely one of those funky virtual reality headsets or – if you’re more of a skeptic – an army of robots rebelling to take over all of humanity. But cognitive technology is about a lot more than futuristic-looking toys and speculation about the future, specifically when you consider its various applications in the manufacturing and logistics industries.
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