Tag: Disruptive technology

Outdated Supply Chains Can’t Meet Consumers’ “Need-It-Now” Mentality

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Find out how to satisfy the “need it now” mentality of your customers through a better last-mile strategy from our technology partner, Convey’s, VP / Chief Marketing Officer, Kirsten Newbold-Knipp. Before eCommerce, consumers shopped in stores, not from their homes. Inventory was sent in scheduled, bulk shipments and the destination was a shelf, not a doorstep. […]

Every Retailer Is a Tech Company Now

Every retailer is a tech company now and here’s why. The advent of the internet and software has made it possible to capture and measure more data than ever before. Amazon, Walmart, and Google are a few that have spearheaded eCommerce, and have used software and technology to fundamentally change retail and the logistics that […]

Supply Chain Is the Heart of Businesses 

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It’s official—the supply chain is now anything but a business niche. These days, businesses are bringing fully modernized supply chains to the game, introducing processes that are as streamlined and integrated as every other strategic asset. The Business of Today Back in the day, larger companies’ supply chains were slow, clunky, and predicable processes. Today […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Your Delivery Promise Matters

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In May, we launched FLEXE Next-Day Fulfillment, our on-demand fulfillment solution that enables retailers to reach 98% of the U.S. with next-day ground delivery. As part of the launch, we created a calculator that surveys retailers on their current demand pattern and percentage of the market they can currently reach with next-day delivery. The output […]

Top 5 Ways Augmented Reality and Apple ARKit Will Transform Retail and Logistics

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Earlier this month, Apple announced its arrival to the augmented reality (AR) party with the release of Apple ARKit, a new framework for building AR experiences on iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). AR and its sister technology, virtual reality (VR), have been on the horizon for years, but in AR’s inaugural uses, it’s either fallen […]

Five Things to Know about Bimodal before Going Bimodal

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Yet another buzzword: “Bimodal Supply Chain.” Find out why this one might matter and five ways to embrace it in your supply chain operations. First, What Is “Bimodal”? Gartner defines “bimodal” as “the practice of managing two separate but coherent styles of work: one focused on predictability (Mode 1); the other on exploration (Mode 2).” […]

Subscription Box Retail: Match Supply with Growing Demand

There are an overwhelming amount of decisions that go into making a purchase. Whether the reason to buy something is based on “need” or “want,” we’re inundated with options. In the last couple of years, a new kind of commerce has taken center stage to help curate a better, more convenient shopping experience: subscription boxes. […]

Flying Warehouses! And Mobile Fulfillment Centers that Exist Today

An Amazon patent was recently discovered, detailing plans to create an “airborne fulfillment center.” Illustrations in the filing show a flying warehouse, which would remain at high altitudes as drones fly back and forth between the warehouse and nearby shipping destinations. The flying warehouse is designed to do things like hover over stadiums and restock concession stands […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results