Author: Karl Siebrecht

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

Logistics has never played a bigger role in retail than it does now. That isn’t hyperbole, just fact. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amazon? Fast, free shipping? If we need something quickly, we go to Amazon. Can you think of any other retailer whose brand association is its […]

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if Your Products Are Out of Stock

Amazon is driven by the goal of being the most customer-centric organization on the planet. To achieve this, they offer thousands of goods to be delivered within a two-day window—and, their delivery promise is reliable. However, they did not implement a world-class supply chain strategy overnight. According to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, they have […]

What’s Your eCommerce Strategy? Is Fulfillment Part of It?

Within the world of retailers, 2017 was anything but quiet. Cyber Monday topped the sales charts—beating out Black Friday for the first year to date and making it the largest U.S. online shopping day in history. Amazon continued to expand and innovate its reach. And brick-and-mortar storefronts continued to hang up their hats and lock […]

9 Retail & Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

It’s 2018. We’re just as surprised as you. One thing is for sure: 2017 was a big year for the retail and supply chain industries. Last year, we saw nearly 7,000 physical stores close while eCommerce sales soared.  Commerce is different now. The way we consume has fundamentally changed and it’s up to retailers and […]

Supply Chain Might Be the Biggest Retail Disruptor

“Supply Chain Might Be Biggest Retail Disruptor” was authored by Karl Siebrecht, CEO and co-founder of FLEXE, and originally appeared on Supply Chain DIVE.  The forces wreaking havoc on the retail industry today sometimes seem unprecedented. Legendary stores and brands have failed—or are about to. New names pop up overnight and go toe-to-toe with venerable giants. […]

Hyperbolic Discounting, the Supply Chain, and the Marshmallow Test

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A recent Nir & Far blog post, “Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices,”  got me thinking about the supply chain. I don’t usually default to logistics when thinking about cognitive sciences, but this time, I did. Here’s why. “Hyperbolic discounting” is a cognitive bias where people choose “smaller, immediate rewards rather than larger, […]

Target Acquires Grand Junction and Proves Delivery Matters

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Last week, Target Corp. announced its intended acquisition of Grand Junction, a San Francisco-based startup that enables retailers and distributors to speed up the last mile of delivery in local markets by connecting retailers to a network of 700+ carriers. Target currently uses Grand Junction’s platform for same-day delivery in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood. The acquisition […]

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

The holidays are coming. Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. Predicting where your highest demand will be this holiday season can feel like solving a Rubik’s cube blindfolded. Will your […]

Win Q4: Make Fulfillment Your Secret Weapon

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The 2016 holiday season brought in more than $1 trillion in sales for retailers. For many, it’s the biggest time of the year and accounts for up to 30% of annual sales. And, the 2017 holidays are right around the corner. For eCommerce retailers, holiday success comes down to two departments: Marketing and Logistics. Your […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results