Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. Amazon supply chain management is driving innovation and change at a pace that’s putting the pressure on other businesses to find a way to keep up, or fold. It has leased 20 Boeing 767 aircraft to shuttle goods around the US, and helped ship at least 150 cargo containers from China since October 2016.

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The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality

Kinaxis

And whether you realize it or not, the garment industry supply chain is changing – both for the better and for the worse. There have been countless examples of big fashion brands finding themselves caught up in controversy thanks to their supply chain, and the use of factories that pollute, employ child labor, mistreat workers or worse. This really speaks to the heart of the issue – global supply chain visibility and transparency.

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Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Without the back-end supply chain, however, retailers would have nothing to sell. Manufacturers would supply retailers, who would then resell the goods to consumers — therefore dealing with complaints or queries from the end consumer. Now, thanks to an increasingly competitive landscape, the whole process has changed, meaning the supply chain needs to evolve with it, and fast.”[1] Changing retail supply chain environment.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 6, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Logistics Jobs Keep Coming and Coming, Major Cargo Theft Gang Headed to Prison, Last Gasp for Apparel Manufacturing in Manhattan, Hyundai Merchant Marine Stuns with New Megaship Orders

Responsible Supply Chain – The Growing Demand of Ethical Fashion

EV Cargo Technology

A UK study by Morgan Stanley showed that, when choosing apparel retailers, 51% of respondents said that ethical credentials were somewhat or very important, compared to just 13% who said they were somewhat unimportant or not at all important. The post Responsible Supply Chain – The Growing Demand of Ethical Fashion appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

BlueYonder

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Wal-Mart is beating the pants off Amazon in apparel, and it’s fighting to keep it that way. has been on an e-commerce apparel acquisition tear , purchasing sites like ModCloth, MooseJaw and ShoeBuy in recent weeks. The purchases aren’t just part of an apparel effort at Wal-Mart, but an effort to compete with, and fend off, Amazon.com Inc.,

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

BlueYonder

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Wal-Mart is beating the pants off Amazon in apparel, and it’s fighting to keep it that way. has been on an e-commerce apparel acquisition tear , purchasing sites like ModCloth, MooseJaw and ShoeBuy in recent weeks. The purchases aren’t just part of an apparel effort at Wal-Mart, but an effort to compete with, and fend off, Amazon.com Inc.,

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Talking Logistics

While the stalemate continues in Washington, things keep moving forward in the world of supply chain and logistics. Robinson Strengthens Anti-Cargo Theft Strategy. Citi fined $30 million for leaking Apple iPhone supply chain data ( CNNMoney ). We have 2,600 distribution centers,” said Gap Chief Executive Glenn Murphy, referring to the apparel retailer’s network of Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy stores. . Is it ironic that the U.S.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. The items fall into four classes of product: apparel, accessories ranging from eyewear to luggage, home products such as bedding, and fragrances. Some 800 factories supply goods to around 10,000 delivery points worldwide, requiring the organization to make more than 100,000 deliveries monthly. Spoilt for choice.

JDA Software’s Annual EMEA Conference, FocusConnect 2013, Kicks Off Today in London, and We Could Not Be More Excited!

BlueYonder

Today, retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers, and pricing and revenue management representatives are gathering to share best practices and participate in group discussions about industry challenges and effective solutions in retail, manufacturing, supply chain, warehouse management, transportation, and pricing and revenue management at FocusConnect 2013. We also welcome you to follow the Supply Chain Nation blog for daily updates highlighting each day’s activities.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Why Not to Ship Cargo by Air? Apparel.

Does Transparency Begin with Brands and Retailers?

EV Cargo Technology

Just as consumer focus on farm-to-table has increased supply chain transparency within the food retail industry, an increasing focus on what materials, apparel, footwear or furniture are made of, the origin of these materials and manufacturing processes is set to transform fashion retail. In this data-driven supply chain having data is not enough. In short, transparency begins and ends with every single stakeholder in the retail supply chain.

Doing Business in Turkey

QAD

Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Turkey has 91 airports with paved runways, many of which are capable of handling jets and cargo planes. The major export commodities were apparel, food, textiles, metal and manufactured metal parts and transportation equipment.

Doing Business in India

QAD

Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. India has 253 airports with paved runways and most are able to support cargo traffic. India has 1,731 vessels in its merchant marine, including bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo ships and oil tankers. Both numbers put them in the top 10 worldwide, so regardless of how you choose to ship products, cargo transportation is readily accessible.

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Doing Business in India

QAD

Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. India has 253 airports with paved runways and most are able to support cargo traffic. India has 1,731 vessels in its merchant marine, including bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo ships and oil tankers. Both numbers put them in the top 10 worldwide, so regardless of how you choose to ship products, cargo transportation is readily accessible.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. Global Supply Chains Open Door to Fraud ( CFO.com ). JDA is targeting Grocery, Hardline, and Fashion/Apparel retailers with this solution, which will be generally available December 26, 2013. Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics.

A Sneak Peek into the Innovation Hub at FOCUS

BlueYonder

The Innovation Hub illustrates how correlated data, as well as events and activities, with predictive and prescriptive capabilities to trigger actions that leverage JDA assets across the supply chain. Let’s take a sneak peek into the Innovation Hub at FOCUS: Digital Hub – The Digital Hub is a concept design that identifies events and generate insights that lead to prescriptive and predictive recommendations across the supply chain.

Global Trade – The Loser in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

Logistics Trends and Insights

Hope, in the form of collaboration between supply chain partners in moving desperately needed medical supplies and equipment to needed locations and concern in the form of lack of collaboration among countries concerning medical supplies and equipment. The photos on social media of cargo in passenger seats of airlines; the trucks being loaded with supplies and being delivered to hospitals; Announcements of U.S.

A Sneak Peek into the Innovation Hub at FOCUS

BlueYonder

The Innovation Hub illustrates how correlated data, as well as events and activities, with predictive and prescriptive capabilities to trigger actions that leverage JDA assets across the supply chain. Let’s take a sneak peek into the Innovation Hub at FOCUS: Digital Hub – The Digital Hub is a concept design that identifies events and generate insights that lead to prescriptive and predictive recommendations across the supply chain.

The climbing costs of e-commerce

EFT

Italian supermarket chain Carrefour saw its online customers double to 110,000, while In France, Nielsen Research estimated that online orders for home delivery grew 32% year- on-year in the first week of March. The e-commerce sector is one of massive growth.