Through a special arrangement, what follows is a summary of an article from Retail Paradox, RSR Research’s weekly analysis on emerging issues facing retailers, presented here for discussion Despite exhortations to change spanning two decades, our supply chains continue to be built for mass, not speed Consider this: In 2001, the Demand Activated Manufacturing Architecture Project (DAMA) completed a seven-year project funded by the Department of…
3 digital trends are changing supply chains
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Why the supply chain should be more social
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Why grocers need to be savvy with their supply chain
It‘s a turbulent time for the grocery retail sector. The rise of discount retailers has placed an increased pressure on the Big Four supermarkets to cut costs and compete for the attention of price conscious consumers. Alongside this difficulties in forecasting across various retail channels have created issues for major retailers this year. In order …
How universities are grooming talent for the future supply chain
Student enrollment in full-time supply chain programs is rising, but recruiting female students and getting students real-world experience remain challenging.
How supply chain agility enables Red Cross hurricane operations
The American Red Cross' supply chain likens that of an e-commerce giant: a 24-hour delivery promise, a vast network of vendors and logistics partners, and massive distribution centers.
Trade, tariffs top list of supply chain issues in 2019
Industry keeps an eye on trade following signing of USMCA, 90-day tariff pause.
Supply chains of steel: How tariffs will disrupt downstream manufacturing
While steel workers cheered the news of tariffs, other industries are left scrambling to rework their sourcing, and jobs will likely be lost in the process.