Why Do eCommerce Supply Chains Fail?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Did you know that, according to Bloomberg, 80% of eCommerce businesses fail within the first 18 months? Here are some common causes of eCommerce supply chain failures and how to avoid them.

How to Combat the Uncertainty and Risks in Today’s Global Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

and China, what’s happening (or not happening) with Brexit in Europe, or the status of “New NAFTA” and other trade agreements, one thing is clear: there is growing risk and uncertainty in global supply chain management. How are leading companies navigating these risks and uncertainties? Before we discussed some of the key findings and recommendations from the study, I asked Razat what drove them to conduct this particular study at this time. I asked Razat to elaborate.

How to Grow Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Here's how to keep up The push is rapidly expanding across industries.

How to Unleash Blockchain into Your Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Blockchain-based applications provide transparency and visibility throughout the entire supply chain

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible?

How to Get the Most ROI from Supply Chain Logistics

Carter Logistics

How to Get the Most ROI from Supply Chain Logistics. Companies are wasting money hand-over-fist on outdated supply chain methods that suffer from inefficiency and poor tracking. This is especially important when it comes to supply chain efficiency.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Hurricane Season

PLS Logistics

The intense hurricane season in 2017 was historical not only because of the massive scale and great number of storms, but also how destructive each storm was to the communities. What have supply chain managers and business leaders learned from last year’s hurricanes?

Defining a Balanced Supply Chain Network: Are Your “Walls” and “Wheels” Where They Need to Be?

Logistics Viewpoints

Two of the biggest and often overlooked challenges facing enterprises today are knowing where to set up shop and how to best leverage enterprise assets across the supply chain network. In the globalized economy, most supply chains are complex and geographically dispersed, serving multiple markets. However, even the small business owner – who markets “farm-to-table” products – faces similar supply chain decision points, albeit fewer in number.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019


Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. There is no reason you should not at least make it to the low-cost conferences in the coming year.

How to manage Reverse Supply Chain better

Jayem Logistics

This flow of returned goods is from consumer to retailer, retailer to distributor and distributor to a manufacturer is also known as the R everse S upply C hain. It is expert in executing 2PL, 3PL, 5PL services in supply chain management since 3 decades.

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Can you possibly prepare for a supply chain future that may be completely inconceivable right now? Just like any business opportunity, the spoils of a market “war” will go to the company that has best prepared, and that has aligned itself to face the unknowns. However, this strategy involves more than parts of your supply chain watching for simple leaps forward in tech evolution. There’s a valuable lesson to be learned there.

FROM PORT TO MARKET: How to Reduce Supply Chain Cycle Time for Asian Imports

West Coast and California Logistics

There’s a new supply chain mantra in the post-Amazon era, and that mantra is SPEED. Whether you are delivering to retailers or consumers, or both, customers want products faster in a more predictable time window. supply chain cycle time

How to prepare your supply chain for Brexit


The uncertainties around just how Brexit will take effect, and how it might impact supply chains, are as deep today as they were a year ago. One thing is for certain however – concern is growing amongst businesses with supply chains that extend into the UK. As the UK counts down to 29 March 2019, many of the customers I meet express concern. The UK must adhere to EU’s existing FTAs until then however. Brexit is going to happen.

Unlearning Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Simply put, what was once impossible or impractical due to computing power constraints, is now possible, at least technologically. The “Great Unlearning Begins” I wrote back in December 2014; it was one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015.

How to Leverage Digital Technology in the Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

"The digital technologies hitting the marketplace today promise to make the changes in supply chain practice over the next five to 10 years dwarf that which we have seen in the last 10,” says Ted Stank, of UT’s Haslam College of Business.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain


Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? How do we monitor what our customers feel about us?

Digital Evolution of the Supply Chain: How to Prepare for Today and Tomorrow

Talking Logistics

How and when will they have an impact on supply chains? Do you subscribe to the “Disrupt or be disrupted” mantra? And if everybody is out there trying to disrupt everybody else, does that lead to progress or chaos in the industry? Andrew Clarke, CFO at C.H.

Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel


Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. These problems show weaknesses and overlooked concerns when implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If supply chain and logistics executives were granted one wish to make their work lives easier and more productive, most of them would probably say, “I wish I had end-to-end supply chain visibility.” It’s been an unfulfilled goal for many companies for many years, but while significant challenges still remain, advancements in technology are helping companies move closer to achieving this goal. Supply Chain Visibility: The Elusive Goal.

How to cash in on ELDs

Supply Chain and Logistics

I saw this thanks to . It makes the point that use of a good ELD in trucks forces everyone– the firm, the trucker, support staff, and customers to focus on hitting the marks for serving the truck supply chain. This … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Trucking computing technology transportation trucking

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Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

In a study conducted by Accenture in 2015 of chemical companies, results showed that 94 percent expect to boost their investment in digital capabilities in the next three years to embrace a competitive advantage. Supply chain operating networks are real game changers.

How to Conduct a ‘Health Check’ on Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Global supply chains are subject to countless varieties of risk, in the form of geopolitical instability, economic uncertainty, ever-changing regulations and a host of other issues related to globalization. So it’s useful to have a means of determining just how healthy this amalgamation of relationships is, particularly as it relates to one’s supplier base. He also discusses just how sensitive and reactive a system of alerts should be.

21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization


The post 21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Automation Distribution Supply Chain distribution center automation

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups


Omni-channel sales strategies have become essential to companies trying to keep up with Amazon and major retailers. Unfortunately, a lack of understanding in omnichannel supply chains has also led many companies to experience extreme issues in delivering on their promises. In addition, some may feel that growing into a seamless omnichannel sales strategy is impossible without supply chain technology hiccups, but that is not true.

Keeping It Fresh: How to Improve Operational Effectiveness and Reduce Total Landed Costs in the Fresh Food Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Todd Bernitt, Vice President of Managed Services at Robinson Fresh addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Who are the key participants in the fresh food supply chain and what are some of the key processes or challenges involved?

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Even headline speakers were professing “data got sexy” and data is now a core strategy for companies looking to succeed. Yet amongst this buzz, I was challenged to find success stories. And how could a company succeed in digitally transforming?

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Managing Supply Chain Risk


The trick, of course, is when, how much and how dangerous. Taking and managing risk in today's supply chain market is simply the cost of doing business in a competitive market. Knowing how to manage that risk is becoming increasingly important.

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

Simply maintaining your goal patterns instead of gaining on your goals will keep your growth at a standstill if you don’t actively and routinely work to overcome it. As a leader, you need many tools to eliminate this mindset. The four key methods here will help you drive more success as you bring the metrics to life on your warehouse floor: 1. If your team isn’t challenged to meet their goals, your bar is likely set too low. Don’t measure to justify.

Supply chain radar: how to make sense of a combined Panalpina + CH Robinson entity

The LoadStar

I have been wondering ever since how they would have got on, speculating whether they would have found much common ground – although, as I said a couple of years ago, “that would have been unlikely given that Mr Göhner was just nine years old when.

How to Mitigate Risk in Demand Driven Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

While the development of a wholly demand driven supply chain (DDSC) might not be for every enterprise, there is no doubt that many can benefit from such as strategy. However, there are risks involved in the demand-driven approach and for many companies, their presence creates a reluctance to shift from conventional, but increasingly outmoded forecast-based planning. The risks attached to DDSC can be managed and minimized just like any other. Supply Chain

Industry Trend on the Rise for Supply Chain and Logistics: Automation


According to EFT’s Supply Chain Hot Trends to Watch for in 2019 , one of the most significant trends that we should be paying attention to this year is automation. Supply Chain and Logistics is Embracing New Technologies. Industry Supply Chain

Shipper Symposium 2019 – Take Your Supply Chain to a New Dimension!


Shipper Symposium 2019 – Take Your Supply Chain to a New Dimension! This year’s broad range of panels and seminars from supply chain, economic and business visionaries will provide attendees with a wealth of industry knowledge and the opportunity to expand their network.

Integrating Blockchain With Other Supply Chain Systems


In modern supply chains, communication and collaboration are everything. Systems that work together can ensure that all parties in the supply chain have access to the information and resources necessary to fulfill more orders and please customers.

How to Manage Warehouse Inventory and Drive Efficiency Across the Supply Chain

247 Customs Broker

By Legacy Supply Chain Services. A Simple Guide on How to Manage Warehouse Inventory. The result is a heightened ability to deliver to your customer via their preferred sales channel, with a cost-to-serve that serves your bottom line.

Supply Chain Finances: How Does Your Cash Flow Impact Your Supply Chain?


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Ty Kiisel who shows us how you can be affected by your supply chain finances. . Unfortunately, it’s possible for a growing, healthy-looking business to be cash poor. Supply Chain Finances Can Be a Root Cause of Your Problems.