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Raymond Handling Celebrates 30 Years with Annual Pink Pallet Jack Project

Onsite and Online Events will Benefit ‘The Tina Fund’ and ‘Northwest Hope and Healing’ During Breast Cancer Awareness Month AUBURN, Wash., October 16, 2017 – Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a leading materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and … Continue reading

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Videos & Visions: Of Electrifying the Last Mile for E-Commerce Delivery

As both consumers and governments (with at least one major exception) push hard for carbon reduction, the continued rise of e-commerce and the associated growing need for Last Mile delivery represents a significant problem. From a carbon footprint perspective, the … Continue reading

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Spring & Summer Sustainability Slants: Supply Chain, Packaging & Apparel

Here’s a roundup of the top recent Environmental Leader articles in these areas. Note that in each article, we’ve tried to dive into the business case from the companies we’re writing about: why are they doing what they’re doing from … Continue reading

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In Search of the Carbon Neutral Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network is taking an active role in assisting companies in their quest to deliver a Carbon Neutral Supply Chain. Check out our Create a Carbon Neutral Supply Chain article to learn more about real actions your organization can … Continue reading

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The Time Has Come for Digital Enterprise Planning

Over the past 30 years I’ve been witness to the development and use of a number of methodologies intended to improve operations, planning, service and costs in the Consumer Goods and Retail supply chains. Whether it was Manufacturing Resource Planning … Continue reading

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The Digital Elevation of Planning and the Planning Executive

Today we have more data than ever before on all aspects of our business and tomorrow all indications are that there will only be even more. At the same time we fortunately also now have access to more powerful and … Continue reading

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Create a Carbon Neutral Supply Chain

As consumers become increasingly environmentally selective, companies are recognising that they need to optimize their supply chains not only in terms of the traditional levers of cost and service level, but also in terms of carbon emissions. Aggressive carbon targets … Continue reading

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Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations. Key to … Continue reading

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The Seven S’s of Supply Chain Management

Disruption is all around us and in order to capture some of the key disruptors in the Supply Chain space we have identified what we’re calling the Seven S’s of supply chain management to act as the framework for our … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Start Running from E-Commerce Revenue Sharing?

Revenue sharing is coming, revenue sharing is coming, do you have a plan? Seems there’s a growing trend for both e-commerce platforms and even Third Party Logistics (3PL) fulfillment companies to base their pricing on sharing in their customer’s revenue.

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Time to Move from E-Commerce to E-Commpetition!

Since the advent of the consumer internet in the mid-1990s we’ve heard and seen the word e-commerce some several billion times as it has blended into the smoothie that is today’s societal lexicon. Funnily enough, it’s only now that the … Continue reading

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In Search of Leading Edge of Business Forecasting

Very pleased to be attending my first Institute of Business Forecasting event later this month in Orlando! Have been trying for many years to attend an IBF event, but somehow in the past always seemed to run into scheduling conflicts, … Continue reading

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Videos & Visions: Of Omni-Channel and Airports

So… what does the future of retail look like and what might an airport have to do with this? Well first off, Omni-Channel’s a great buzzword, but how best to define the term and how can retailers (and even airport … Continue reading

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Logistics is the new black!

There I said it… ‘Logistics is the new black.’ Over the last several years the word ‘logistics’ has subtly worked its’ way further and further into the common lexicon thanks to the massive marketing campaigns of certain courier, rail and … Continue reading

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Future of Retail as an Omni-Channel ‘Internet of Things’

    Future of Retail as an Omni-Channel ‘Internet of Things’ | Jeff Ashcroft | LinkedIn The future always comes faster than we think. Even more so in the evolving world of fast retailing where websites are now merging with … Continue reading

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Seven Signs Your Retail Business Needs an Omni-channel Makeover

Are your retail customers finding you less attractive lately? Consider your position on the seven signs shared below, and you may decide your retail business needs an omni-channel makeover! This is not just an idle suggestion we’re making, as the … Continue reading

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Cognitive to Play Key Role in Matrix Commerce

Fall 2015 will forever be known as the time when cognitive came to retail. More simply put in 2015 retail big data got a brain, and from a business perspective retail big data without a brain is more like a … Continue reading

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Is Black Friday Already Over for Some Retailers?

JDA’s 2015 Consumer Survey Reveals 50% Of Shoppers Who Experienced A Previous Issue With A Retailer Have No Plans To Return For Black Friday Or Cyber Monday Deals, And No Deal Will Change Their Minds The omni-channel consumer is here … Continue reading

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