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Professional Communications

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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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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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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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 ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. Key to both of these pilots were … 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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Matrix Retail: The Logistics of Customer Experience

At a previous NRF Shop.org Summit I saw a keynote address by Jamie Nordstrom on trends he saw coming in the online retail business. During his talk Jamie said there was a new dynamic emerging, people were describing using words … Continue reading

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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

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Third Party is the Perfect Place for Logistics Professionals

There has been much discussion on what Logistics is and the emerging role and recognition of the importance of Logistics professionals within organizations. In fact a recent post of mine even asserted that ‘Logistics is the New Black!’ Highlighting this … Continue reading

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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

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Omni-channel Challenge Elevating the Role of Retail Supply Chain Professionals

Not only is the biggest challenge facing retail supply chain professionals today to solve the Omni-commerce Logistics Puzzle, it may also represent an excellent opportunity for supply chain professionals to elevate their roles in retail organizations. Several of the omni-channel … Continue reading

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Search Underway for Port of Los Angeles Executive Director

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of a global executive search to fill the the top post at the Port of Los Angeles. Under Mayor Garcetti’s direction, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners established an ad … Continue reading

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CommerceHub Hires John Hinkle as Executive VP of Production Systems

CommerceHub, the industry leading merchandising and fulfillment platform for retailers and suppliers, recently announced that John Hinkle has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Production Systems. Hinkle has assumed responsibility for the company’s technical operations and production system … 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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Why the CMO Needs to Bond with the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

As the world of commerce continues to become more complex, volatile and socially transparent the need for a strong linkage between the CMO and the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) grows. In our ongoing exploration to better understand this need … Continue reading

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SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) today announced that SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Ariba, the leading cloud-based business commerce network, for $45.00 per share, representing an enterprise value of … Continue reading

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JDA Software Announces Release of JDA Shelf-Connected Cloud

JDA®Software Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced the release of JDA® Shelf-Connected Cloud, a revolutionary new solution that offers the unparalleled scale needed to connect manufacturers’ supply chains to the retail shelf. JDA® Shelf-Connected Cloud is designed … Continue reading

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Microsoft Logistics Fleeing Germany Because of Patent Fears

From EBN: “Here’s something you don’t see every day: A Fortune 100 company and big-name technology business is shifting its distribution operations because of a lawsuit. According to various news sources, including the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Microsoft Corp. … Continue reading

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RILA and Auburn University Release Third Annual State of the Retail Supply Chain Report

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) in partnership with Auburn University and with sponsorship from Accenture, released the third annual State of The Retail Supply Chain Report today. The report findings reveal a heightened urgency by retailers and supply chain … Continue reading

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