Category Archives: Education

Education

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

Posted in , Associations, Conferences, Definitions, Education, Emerging Trends, Information Technology, Matrix Commerce, New Ideas, News & Info, Professional Communications, Retail, Retail E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management, Support Services & Industry Initiatives, Talent Supply Chain, The SCM Company | Comments Off on In Search of Leading Edge of Business Forecasting

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

Posted in Definitions, Education, Emerging Trends, Retail, Retail E-Commerce | Comments Off on Videos & Visions: Of Omni-Channel and Airports

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

Posted in Definitions, Education, Emerging Trends, Matrix Commerce, New Ideas, Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Top Ten Savings Ideas | Comments Off on Seven Signs Your Retail Business Needs an Omni-channel Makeover

Breaking the E-Commerce Sound Barrier with Matrix Retail!

BOOM! What was that noise? Someone just broke the e-commerce sound barrier! In the third quarter of 2014 Williams-Sonoma’s e-commerce sales represented 51.5% ($587 million) of total company sales overtaking their store sales ($566 million) for the first time!

Posted in Definitions, Education, Emerging Trends, Information Technology, Matrix Commerce, New Ideas, News & Info, Retail, Retail E-Commerce | Comments Off on Breaking the E-Commerce Sound Barrier with Matrix Retail!

Sharing Kevin O’Leary’s Omni-Channel Epiphany!

Recently I attended the Retail Council of Canada’s STORE Conference and to be honest when I heard Kevin O’Leary was speaking, all I expected to hear from him was a funny and entertaining talk. This advance expectation was rapidly confirmed … Continue reading

Posted in Associations, Conferences, Education, Emerging Trends, Information Technology, Inventory, Matrix Commerce, New Ideas, News & Info, Professional Communications, Real Estate, Retail, Retail E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management | Comments Off on Sharing Kevin O’Leary’s Omni-Channel Epiphany!

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Every week I’m interacting with more and more e-commerce professionals whose day to day job is coming up with the best methods of delivering Omni-Commerce solutions for their customers. One thing I can say is there seems to be a … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Emerging Trends, Environment, Freight & Transportation, Information Technology, Matrix Commerce, New Ideas, Professional Communications, Retail, Retail E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management, Support Services & Industry Initiatives, Third Party Logistics | Comments Off on Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

E-Commerce Success in Canada Depends on Power of Two

Customer demands for more rapid and cost effective e-commerce delivery seem to be increasing on a daily basis. In fact not a week goes by now without my speaking with retailers and etailers that since the dawn of e-commerce have … Continue reading

Posted in Definitions, Education, Emerging Trends, Freight & Transportation, New Ideas, News & Info, Retail, Retail E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Risk, Support Services & Industry Initiatives, Third Party Logistics, Top Ten Savings Ideas | Comments Off on E-Commerce Success in Canada Depends on Power of Two

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

Posted in , Associations, Conferences, Education, Emerging Trends, Information Technology, Inventory, Matrix Commerce, New Ideas, News & Info, RFID, RFID Information | Comments Off on Going Omnichannel in Orlando & Reaching the Item Level RFID Tipping Point

Mission: Maximize Learning on Multichannel Retailing & E-Commerce

In preparation for this year’s Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Logistics event in Orlando February 17-20th my first task was to review the program and determine priorities for which sessions to attend. In my mind the most significant challenge facing … Continue reading

Posted in Associations, Conferences, Education, Emerging Trends, Matrix Commerce, New Ideas | Comments Off on Mission: Maximize Learning on Multichannel Retailing & E-Commerce

Don Ralph of Staples Awarded Salzberg Medallion for SCM

Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management has awarded Don Ralph, Senior Vice-President of Supply Chain & Logistics at Staples, with the prestigious Salzberg Medallion. Don is being honored for his outstanding contributions in the field of supply chain management. His … Continue reading

Posted in Associations, Education, News & Info, Supply Chain Management | Comments Off on Don Ralph of Staples Awarded Salzberg Medallion for SCM

MIT Enterprise Forum RFID SIG Event: RFID Protects the Food Chain

Want to know where the food on your table comes from and who has handled it? Then you’ll want to register for this event. Food safety encompasses the origin, processing and packaging of food so that consumers don’t get sick … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Education, Emerging Trends, Information Technology, Inventory, New Ideas, News & Info, RFID, RFID Information | Comments Off on MIT Enterprise Forum RFID SIG Event: RFID Protects the Food Chain

Setting the SCM Standards Free

Over the last seven years we have seen unprecedented progress in the viable development of new SCM technologies such as EPC RFID, Electronic Catalogues (GDSN) and the SCM standards which support them on a global basis. These supporting SCM standards … Continue reading

Posted in Associations, Education, Emerging Trends, Information Technology, New Ideas, Professional Communications, RFID, RFID Information, Supply Chain Management, Support Services & Industry Initiatives | Comments Off on Setting the SCM Standards Free

Today’s Supply Chain Needs “Star Power”

From WT100: “Supply Chain Managers who operate in the international arena are facing a very daunting, but opportunistic future in corporate America. Most companies are trending into truly global markets. They are both selling to and purchasing from world markets; … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Emerging Trends, New Ideas | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Today’s Supply Chain Needs “Star Power”

Rise of Social Commerce

“We have the most powerful distribution mechanism that has been created in a generation,” Mark Zuckerberg, Founder Facebook at the launch of the 2006 Connect Platform It is called the socialgraph: the complex interconnection of social relationships. It is a … Continue reading

Posted in , Conferences, Definitions, Education, Emerging Trends, New Ideas, social media, Supply Chain Management | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Rise of Social Commerce

Logistics CEOs Identify Top Supply Chain Industry Trends

Today key findings from the 17th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers are being presented at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Global Conference by survey author, Dr. Robert Lieb, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University, … Continue reading

Posted in , Conferences, Education, Emerging Trends, Environment, Third Party Logistics | Comments Off on Logistics CEOs Identify Top Supply Chain Industry Trends

Results of Item-Level RFID Research to Be Presented at CSCMP-Sponsored Forum

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has partnered with the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) association, the University of Arkansas (UARK), and GS1 to host RFID Forum 2010, October 12-13, 2010, at the University of Arkansas. The event … Continue reading

Posted in Associations, Conferences, Education, Emerging Trends, Information Technology, RFID, RFID Information | Comments Off on Results of Item-Level RFID Research to Be Presented at CSCMP-Sponsored Forum

Back to School for Supply Chain Professionals!

Yes, sad to say it but this is coming weekend is the last of what has been an absolutely glorious summer! But now it’s time to get back in the saddle and take the world’s supply chains to the next … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Education, Emerging Trends, Freight & Transportation, New Ideas, News & Info, Professional Communications, Spend Management, Top Ten Savings Ideas | Comments Off on Back to School for Supply Chain Professionals!

IDGA Announces Military Logistics Summit 2010

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announces its eighth annual Military Logistics Summit scheduled for September 13-16, 2010 in Vienna, VA. IDGA’s Military Logistics Summit 2010 will present updated DoD mission priorities and cutting edge information to support … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Education, Emerging Trends, Military Logistics, New Ideas, News & Info, Professional Communications, RFID, RFID Information, Security, Supply Chain Risk | Comments Off on IDGA Announces Military Logistics Summit 2010