Tag: supply chain

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. […]

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 […]

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

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eCommerce is fast-paced and competitive. Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. is your ecommerce strategy strong enough? Can you remember your first online purchase? Seems like forever ago. Today, for many of us, shopping online happens more frequently than in-store purchases. It’s convenient, there’s 24-7 access, and we don’t have to […]

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

Nasty Gal Inc., an online retailer focused on fast fashion for millennials, has gone from generating $85 million in revenue in 2014 to bankrupt in 2016… What happened? Founded by 32-year-old Sophia Amoruso in 2006, Nasty Gal’s rise and fall happened in less than a decade. It started as an eBay vintage store run solely […]

Inventory Overflow “How-To” Guide for Shippers

Seasonal inventory peaks. Expanding to new markets. Product launches. Sometimes you need more warehouse space. But that doesn’t mean you should have to source space and invest in long-term leases. That would be expensive, tie up valuable capital, and leave you with more space than you need. Instead, with on-demand warehousing from FLEXE, you gain […]

4 Ways to Boost Listings for FLEXE Warehouse Partners

You’ve realized your empty warehouse could be generating revenue and you’ve made the easy decision to join FLEXE’s online marketplace. This is, perhaps, more innovative than most warehouses in the industry. But how do you win more when you’re already winning? The FLEXE marketplace connects businesses in need to warehouses with capacity and helps create […]

Best-in-Class Practices for Bimodal Supply Chains

FLEXE was recently included by Gartner along with Amazon and General Electric as a real-world example of a company that embraces Mode 2 of the bimodal strategy and we are providing the full Gartner report, “For Supply Chain Executives: The Bimodal Challenge”, as a complementary download for our readers. Gartner defines Bimodal as “the practice of […]

The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017

Supply chain is now a key competitive advantage for businesses. Companies like Amazon and Inditex, who set new industry standards for innovative logistics in 2016, are a testament to the role supply chain plays in a company’s success. As we ring in 2017, one thing is for sure: CEOs and CFOs will be putting more […]

4 Supply Chain Secrets to Drive Customer Satisfaction

“Any supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. A company can move a product from China to the United States, clear it through Customs, move it to a distribution center, and fulfill it in record time. But if it doesn’t deliver the product to consumers quickly enough, they are not happy, and […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results