Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Omni-Channel World (Part 1): Why We Need New and Better Technology Solutions to Address Today’s Supply Chain Challenges

Due to the fast development of omni-channel business models, process re-invention and technology innovation have become mission-critical initiatives for both retail and manufacturing companies. In this blog series, we will explore how businesses are re-inventing their processes and systems in a quest to achieve competitive advantage and customer service excellence. This is because companies are…

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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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