Sun.Jul 14, 2019

Why Amazon Prime Day Is More Important than Ever for Small Businesses

Freightos

Over the past 15 years Amazon has paved the way for SMBs to grow , frequently at the expense of other Big Box retailers, like Toys R’ Us, Sears, and A&F, that saw a ten year peak in square footage closings in 2018. With the Amazon marketplace, over one million US SMBs gain on-demand access to a global market.

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5 Signs a F&B Business is Not Prepared For a Product Safety Recall

Unleashed

Product safety recalls have cost billions over the last five years, spanning over many sectors, not only unique to the food and beverage industry. Alarmingly, it is more than just back luck. Industry reports show record spikes of food and product recalls, showing the problem is likely a result of poor training, poor controls, a lack of accountability, or worse — a subpar organisational safety culture. A product safety recall is possibly the most risk-laden situation a company can face.

Walmart to have next-day delivery across 75% of US by end-2019

EFT

Although on paper, Walmart’s efforts appear threadbare compared to Amazon, which claims to offer next-day delivery on more than 10 million items, it is a statement of strategy from the supermarket giant. Its focus on 220,000 items is to try and get a functional and competitive service up against Amazon in most major US metro areas through a better logistical network. They are focusing on their best-selling items first and also only giving free delivery to purchases exceeding $35.

Supply Chain News on Update on Vodafone Success with AI and Procurement

Supply Chain Digest

Two Years after First SCDigest Report, Vodafone Updates Its Impressive Procurement Metrics

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

[Video] Why Duty Drawback Is Making A Comeback

Talking Logistics

Matt Robeson, Software Product Manager at Amber Road, discusses duty drawback — what it is, why it’s making a comeback, and how to successfully implement it.

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