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Holiday Fulfillment Preparation: 3 Tips for a Successful Supply Chain

Forrester Research forecasts that over $355 billion will be spent online this year, with significant upticks during the holiday season.  With such an increase in spending and a change in how consumers search and shop, optimizing your online fulfillment, warehousing, and transportation for the holiday season is essential.  It is these steps that cannot only make or break the busiest time of the year, but also go a long way in filling stockings, making parties merry, and helping Santa look like a genius. 

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How Can Analytics and Metrics Improve Your Supply Chain?

How Can Analytics and Metrics Improve Your Supply Chain?Have you ever stopped at a restaurant or a store for something very specific only to find that they didn’t have it?  This can be incredibly frustrating and by leveraging analytics, it can also be easily avoided.  By paying attention to what’s going on when normal demand and purchasing signals are lacking, these missed opportunities, for your business and your customers, can be avoided.  A recent article from Inbound Logistics details the different types of analytics that your supply chain can use to improve customer service.  Read the entire article by clicking here.

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What to Expect from the Next Wave of Supply Chain Improvement

There are times within a generation where sweeping advancements take place that improve our quality of life and the way we do things.  As technology continues to grow faster, these revolutions are now happening more and more frequently.  From the microwave oven in the late 1960s, to cable television in the 1970s, and the rise of smart phones over the past decade, improvements continue to come.  A similar pattern has occurred in the field of supply chain management.

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Small Company Supply Chain: T & L Benefits

Transportation and logistics is a critical element for businesses of all sizes. For small and medium-sized businesses, logistics services can make up a substantial portion of their operating costs and can be the difference between making and losing money. Just as a small pizza shop likely won’t invest resources in raising crops in order to make tomato sauce, lean companies do not commit resources to activities not in their core competency. Many small to medium-sized businesses face similar obstacles when it comes to managing their own transportation and logistics processes. In the latest issue of Inc., multiple logistics experts weigh in on recent trends impacting businesses of this size. Barrett Distribution COO, Tim Barrett lends insight into the T & L advantages that third-party partners can provide. Read the article here.  

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