How important is speed to market? Ask Target, which last month acquired Shipt for $550 million, one of the largest acquisitions in the retailer’s history, to facilitate its entry into the same-day-delivery business. Ask Home Depot, which was recently reported to be discussing a potential acquisition of XPO Logistics, partially as a defensive move to

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  Our increasing demand to buy gadgets, groceries and other goods online is actually driving up the price of land on which to store those items. That’s because in order to ship goods to customers within a day or two — a time frame popularized by the likes of Amazon that has now become expected

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  Electronic logging devices, blockchain software, cyber security, application programming interfaces, and cloud computing — all are flooding into a logistics and transportation business where email, if not the fax machine, often is the dominant technology. The amount of data being collected and generated by these systems has been compared to an “explosion.” In an

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There are several key supply chain trends to watch in 2018.   Omnichannel Revenue Management The retail supply chain has been going through a massive transformation. Traditional brick and mortar retailers seek to leverage their stores to better compete against Amazon and other ecommerce retailers. ARC’s Chris Cunnane does an annual survey omnichannel retail in conjunction

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If you’re still new to the term “sharing economy,” it’s generally organized around a technology platform that facilitates the exchange of goods, assets, and services between people across a varied and dynamic collection of sectors. In just a few short years, social media and mobile technology have contributed to disrupting multiple industries at hyperspeed. Really

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Logistics accelerates the movement of goods and provides a stimulus to global trade. Logistics enterprises function in a borderless, global network in which businesses must be empowered to make timely and informed decisions.The supply chain generates voluminous data to be harnessed across the entire journey of goods from origin to destination, but logistics enterprises and

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According to PwC, Canadians will spend an average of $1,500 during the holidays, with gifts accounting for more than 40 per cent of that figure. For the retail sector, the holiday season is our Super Bowl. These days, consumers can browse a product in-store, purchase it online, and have it delivered to their home the

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When Amazon.com Inc. acquired Whole Foods as part of its attack on the supermarket industry, it looked like a crushing blow for grocery-delivery startups like Shipt Inc.and Instacart Inc. If consumers could get their food from Amazon, why would they need a separate delivery service? But rather than make the startups obsolete, the Whole Foods deal helped raise their profile. Grocery

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Target wants to offer same-day delivery service for online purchases. The traditional brick-and-mortar retailer announced a $550 million purchase of Shipt, which it said will bring same-day delivery to about half of its stores by early 2018. By next year’s holiday shopping season, Target (TGT) expects to offer same-day delivery from a majority of its stores and in

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A new report from the market research firm IDC, “IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Supply Chain 2018 Predictions,”  posits that digital transformation (DX) is the key overriding theme in IDC’s worldwide supply chain top 10 predictions for 2018, including the impact for supply chain planning, supply chain execution/fulfillment, and procurement and supply chain security. While the predictions largely focus on

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