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B2E: Is your business prepared for the new supply chain?

As business owners, most of us are familiar with the concepts of having B2C (business to consumer) and B2B (business to business) relationships. Whether your target audience is the end consumer or is another business determines how you market, what products you choose, and many other facets of your business. A new supply chain concept […]
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We can only strain the supply chain so much

It is common sense that if you put too much strain on something, be it a physical object or a relationship, that thing will eventually break. We believe that is determined to happen to the supply chain and we can already see the impairment happening in recent months. Retailers need to find other ways to […]
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Navigating the new supply chain

Gone are the days of ordering from the Sears catalog and driving to a Sears location to pick up your purchase a week or more later. It’s been more than 25 years since the mail order catalog went out of business and since then, the art—and science—of ordering and receiving products has become an intricate, […]
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A mid-year look at the logistics industry

Flexibility and flux seem to be common themes throughout the logistics industry. As the end of second quarter draws to a close, we want to take a few moments to discuss the trends we’re seeing throughout the industry. Instead of talking about each issue individually, we’re going to discuss them as themes that are pervading […]
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Redefining the supply chain: our view

It’s no secret that several major changes in technology and consumer expectations are redefining the supply chain. The art of getting materials to a manufacturer, the finished product to a store and then into the hands of the consumer looks drastically different than it did even a few years ago. As both the retail and […]
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Addressing the supply chain talent gaps

Most of us could not get through a single day without relying on some aspect of the supply chain; whether we realize our dependency or not. Society’s dependence on a successful supply chain makes the fact that there are growing talent gaps across the logistics industry even more problematic. Like any industry, supply chains must […]
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The value of having a well-managed, shortened supply chain

When most people think of the phrase “short supply chain,” it’s in reference to a food supply chain. It’s an increasingly accepted idea that the closer you are to where your food was grown or produced, the better quality it will be. This is the concept behind many “eat local” and farmers market programs. The […]
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How logistics makes the holidays better for small business

Having an effective and efficient logistics plan, including warehousing when applicable, is vital to small business success the entire year. For some businesses, having a strong logistics plan is especially important during the holiday season. Last week we talked about how the holidays affect the warehousing and logistics industries. Today, let’s look at how warehousing […]
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