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Why Automating The Urban Middle-Mile is Key for Fast and Predictable Deliveries

In today’s retail landscape, convenience is at the heart of consumer buying behavior. McKinsey reports that over 90 percent of US online shoppers expect free two- to three-day shipping, and a recent Shopify survey revealed that shipping cost had a significant influence on purchase decisions for nearly 75 percent of consumers. Shipping speed is critical …

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Digital Adoption is the New Management Focus

“Digitalization” and “Digital Transformation” are already focus topics on corporate strategic agendas for a while. A lot of investment happened, vast amounts of money and energy have been spent here. Not always with success. Recent studies from BCG, BAIN, Mc Kinsey and others on success rates of digital transformations state that only 30% or even …

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Let's Talk Supply Chain What Importers Need To Know, And Do in 2022 3

What Importers Need To Know, And Do in 2022

Price Stabilization, Legislation, And The Shift Towards ESG The disruption the global supply chain is facing today has been a long time coming, yet it seems to have caught the entire industry off guard. Despite over a decade of investment in final mile operations (the final stages of the supply chain), stagnation in innovation across …

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Identifying Solutions to Automate the Back Office

The need and opportunity for back-office automation are straightforward. A tight labor market means employees are both more expensive and harder to find – and talent more important to preserve. At the same time, dynamics and complexities created by supply chain disruptions, bottlenecks and capacity challenges require more attention by an already stretched staff. While …

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Let's Talk Supply Chain RSI’s New Replenishment Planning Module is Benefiting Mid-Sized Clients and Gaining Traction in the Market! 7

RSI’s New Replenishment Planning Module is Benefiting Mid-Sized Clients and Gaining Traction in the Market!

Asking supply chain professionals and companies to create more time in their day is like asking the industry to stop using words like ‘resiliency’ and ‘disruption’ after COVID. It’s not going to happen. Even we’re guilty of it! Planners often find themselves knee-deep in complex spreadsheets, spending way too much time there when they could …

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Let's Talk Supply Chain It’s Now 2022 – Are Consumers Growing Tired of Supply Chain Shortages and Rising Costs? 8

It’s Now 2022 – Are Consumers Growing Tired of Supply Chain Shortages and Rising Costs?

Two years ago, when many of us first experienced the supply chain impacts of the pandemic, some situations were unprecedented – like empty store shelves, lack of availability of common household goods and only one means of shopping – e-commerce. Consumers adapted and anticipated a return to more typical conditions for purchasing CPG items. However, …

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Achieving Sustainability Goals in Supply Chain Delivery

More than ever, consumers are thinking about sustainability and making lifestyle changes to protect the planet’s future. A 2019 Nielsen study found that 73% of global consumers are willing to change their consumption patterns to reduce their environmental impact. This includes thinking about sustainability when making online purchases along with how and when those purchases …

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Let's Talk Supply Chain Is Outsourcing a New Strategy for Retaining Talent? 3 Reasons We Think It Is 12

Is Outsourcing a New Strategy for Retaining Talent? 3 Reasons We Think It Is

The workforce is only expected to grow 4% in the next decade. Compare that with the 1970s at 30% or the 2000s at 9%, and it’s easy to see why we’re seeing more alarmist headlines about The Great Resignation. For the first time in well, modern history, there are one and a half jobs open …

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The Inventory-Optimization Tool Every Company Can Afford: Right Sized Inventory

Right Sized Inventory (RSI)  is one of those companies that, after seven years in the supply chain industry, listen to their customers, and adapt accordingly. Businesses that are able to embrace their client’s challenges and provide them affordable solutions are the ones that keep people coming back, and that’s exactly what RSI has done.  Their …

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Going Beyond: FourKites Expands Ocean Capabilities to Drive End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

It’s been a difficult two years for supply chain and, as we head into 2022, it’s clear that things aren’t going to get easier any time soon. The one constant has been disruption, and we’ve seen it everywhere — from computer chip shortages to a truck driver employment crisis. But there’s one area that has …

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