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Support Services & Industry Initiatives

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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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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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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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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Beware the Ship-From-Store Spin Cycle

Seems like every so often there’s a new trend that takes the retail and e-commerce world by storm and the latest of these seems to be Ship-From -Store. An omni-channel nirvana being pumped by systems companies, and falsely supported by … Continue reading

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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

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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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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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Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions for supply chains and asset tracking, today announced the Intelleflex CMR-6100, the first fully integrated cellular-enabled, GPS-equipped multi-protocol RFID reader with support for the ISO Class 3 battery assisted passive and … Continue reading

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Ariba Asks is Santa Lurking on Ariba Discovery?

A $1 million RFP for coal has been posted to Ariba Discovery®, the premier service for matching business buyers and sellers globally offered by Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARBA), the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. Is it a coincidence? … Continue reading

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CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends! As with every year, there are opportunities to learn new things and … Continue reading

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Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 22nd “Annual State of Logistics Report®,” presented by Penske Logistics, today at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The report reveals that business logistics costs … Continue reading

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Complete Innovations and the Xata Turnpike Solution Join AT&T’s Portfolio of Mobility Applications for Businesses

AT&T* today announced the availability of three leading mobile transportation and dispatch management applications from Complete Innovations and Xata Corporation, enhancing AT&T’s portfolio of fleet management solutions. Available directly from AT&T, these services are designed to streamline operations, optimize fleet … Continue reading

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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

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Agentrics launches new Supply Chain Collaboration Platform

Agentrics, a leader in retail and supply chain solutions, is going back to its roots as an early pioneer of the industry’s first ever collaborative exchange platform for retailers, with the announcement that it is launching a new solution suite, … Continue reading

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