Mon.Sep 17, 2018

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

City planners around the world are wrestling with how to untangle traffic snarls in inner cities. Their goal is to make cities cleaner and more livable. The picture often painted of the smart city of the future is one featuring clean air and uncrowded streets — thanks to convenient mass transit and an increased number of pedestrian malls.

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Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter


E-commerce growth has become part of the record books. According to Eric Rice of Supply Chain 24/7, e-commerce growth in 2017 grew faster than it has since 2011. E-commerce grew 49 percent, moving from 10 percent of total retail sales to 13 percent. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy.

Lessons from Disrupted Companies

Talking Logistics

“Disruptive technology doesn’t sneak up on anybody; it’s nearly always loudly heralded long before its victims fall prey to it.”. That is one of the observations that Thornton A. May, a futurist and author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics , makes after researching why market leaders sometimes fall prey to disruptive technology.

Selling Online? What It Means for Your Logistics Network Design

Logistics Bureau

Online retail is accounting for an ever-larger part of total retail sales. Consumers armed with smartphones now expect increased choice, convenience, and price savings by buying online. If enterprises are to provide such advantages, their logistics must be organised to match.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

How to turn whatever you sell into an eCommerce subscription


Willing to think outside the litter box? If so you’ll discover what’s known as the subscription economy- a beautiful place where products and services never before imagined as being prime subscription candidates are providing high-growth eCommerce brands with predictable recurring revenue.

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Key Themes in Grocery Retail – A recap of RELEX’s second Grocery Forum

RELEX Solutions

Earlier in September, RELEX organized its annual Grocery Forum in Stockholm, Sweden. The event gathered senior representatives from 15 of the biggest grocery retailers across Europe, many of them leaders in their own markets, with a combined revenue amounting to over €190bn.

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How Do Product and Shipping Labels Affect Brand Visibility?


In the e-commerce era, branding on shipping labels may be especially important. Retail Labeling Labeling Trends

Why Category Management Should Always Start with Behavioral Clustering

RELEX Solutions

Why Category Management Should Always Start with Behavioral Clustering. Resources » Whitepapers. Author: Peter Davison, RELEX Solutions, Solutions Consultant.

Balance Needed Between Shoppers’ Demands and Privacy Concerns

Material Handling & Logistics

A majority of consumers in new survey said they’re concerned about their online and in-store shopping history, such as transaction history and online searches, being used to provide better, more personalized service.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Freight Audit: Supplier Penalties and Accessorial Charges

Zipline Logistics

A freight audit is the process of examining, adjusting and verifying freight bills for accuracy.

Global Logistics News on Will New Low Sulfur Fuels Cause Cargo Ship Engines to Shut Down

Supply Chain Digest

Mixing of the New Fuels from Different Refiners will be Especially High Risk

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Why is the web essential for sellers and buyers of used machinery?

Exapro Hub

B2B companies (business to business) such as manufacturing and industrial companies tend to think that the Web is only for B2C companies (business to consumer) that sell online. Few of them see a real opportunity to include […]. The post Why is the web essential for sellers and buyers of used machinery? appeared first on Exapro Hub. Buying & Selling