Is Labor Management Now the Key Differentiator for Logistics Services Providers?

Guest blog by Jim Chamberlain, senior director, industrial engineering & continual improvement, DSC Logistics & Supply Chain Management Like most successful third-party logistics (3PLs) providers, DSC Logistics has had a strong commitment to several core values that have helped us grow our business from humble beginnings with one facility on the South Side of Chicago…

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Are You Ready to Sell Direct?

It’s never been easier to customize the shopping experience — from product personalization to a myriad of purchasing and delivery options — to meet your specific needs. This shift has many companies adjusting their strategies to capture more e-commerce sales, developing processes to meet the “segment of one” with more personalized products and services. For…

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Is Black Friday Dead? Does it Even Matter Anymore?

Year round discounting, the continued shift to online shopping, and the introduction of non-holiday mega-events like Amazon Prime Day and Alibaba’s Singles Day has clearly lessened the shopper’s desire to venture out on Black Friday. JDA recently surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to learn about their holiday shopping habits. Results show that 45 percent…

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The Retail Scheduling Challenge

Over the last year, lawmakers across the country have introduced a variety of scheduling accommodation mandates. Whether referred to as “fair scheduling,” “predictive scheduling,” “schedules that work,” or as a component of Workers’ Bill of Rights legislation, many of these bills are aimed at retailers, fast food workers, and employees in typically low-wage jobs. While…

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