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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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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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Entering Era of the Endless Store

Those in the know in online retail have been leveraging dropship vendors to create expanded ‘endless aisle’ assortments for a number of years now. Through the ongoing development of the Matrix Retail approach it’s now become apparent a new reality … Continue reading

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Exploring the Eight Layers of Matrix Retail

The age of Matrix Retail is already upon us and the only question to ask is will you acknowledge, understand, embrace, engage and tune all of the components of your company’s presence in the retail eco-system? Or, will you choose … Continue reading

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Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

A few years back the Government of Canada introduced the role of Chief Technology Officer or CTO, which ultimately resulted in the formation of Shared Services Canada. Since that time progress has been made on the elimination of redundancy and … Continue reading

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Is it Time for the Widespread Adoption of Composite Pallets in Canada?

Millions of pallets are built and used in the supply chains of Canada every year and so any innovation around these pallets can have a significantly positive and far reaching impact on overall logistics and supply chain performance. The introduction … Continue reading

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Get to Know SCI Logistics Infographic

Check out the first infographic from SCI Logistics! Cheers!

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FedEx plans more capacity cuts

FedEx, the express parcel and logistics operator, said it would make further capacity cuts and would see only modest profitability gains in the coming year as it continued to suffer from a sluggish global economy. The company made the projections … Continue reading

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Going Omnichannel in Orlando & Reaching the Item Level RFID Tipping Point

Just about every year the RILA Logistics Conference is one of the best Events I attend and pleased to say #RILALogistics 2013 was no exception. Great sessions and excellent networking provided me with many insights and opportunities to take home … Continue reading

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Matrix Commerce is Coming Will You Be Ready?

Early in January of 2012 I found myself struggling with the current terms around multi-channel, cross channel and omni-channel to adequately describe the current retail and e-commerce marketplace reality we all face. Searching for a term that would better capture … Continue reading

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IBM Helps Retailers Deliver Consistent Brand Experience Across Expanding Consumer Buying Channels

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new marketing and sales innovations that will allow retailers to deliver a consistent shopping experience for consumers across multiple touch points — from the store, mobile and online. IBM’s global survey of 26,000 consumers announced … Continue reading

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Toys“R”Us, Canada partners with SCI Logistics to Open New DC

To better accommodate its customers in Western Canada, Toys“R”Us, Canada has partnered with SCI Logistics to open a new distribution centre in Delta, British Columbia. The 180,000 sq. ft. facility is strategically positioned to receive goods from overseas and domestic … Continue reading

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SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

RedPrairie and JDA Software [NASDAQ: JDAS], recognized leaders in enterprise software and services for the extended supply chain, announced today that JDA and affiliates of RedPrairie have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined entity will offer a broad … Continue reading

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Do You Know What You’re Eating?

RFID has proved to be highly useful to improve track and trace capabilities for improving food safety and dealing with recalls.  However, here’s another angle associated with food that you may not have thought about: authenticity. How do you know … Continue reading

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Looking for Growth in Lean Times? Look North to Canada!

There’s no getting around it, times are tough and we may still be in for more of these lean times for years to come. Every company is looking for that elusive source of growth to keep driving the top line, … Continue reading

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Measuring Adoption to Drive Sourcing Value

Everyone has bad habits, but for procurement, bad habits can put a major dent it in the ROI of your sourcing tools. That’s because strategic sourcing is complex and challenging – success requires more than fancy software purchases. You must … Continue reading

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