Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from FarEye and examines the challenges around big and bulky deliveries in 2022. As online retail continues its impressive growth, consumers and retailers alike are realizing […]
Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Audrey Dong, from KNAPP, and looks at e-commerce in China and the impact of Singles Day. E-commerce in China has developed rapidly in the past […]
E-commerce sales have continued to soar in 2021. The National Retail Federation projects 2021 non-store and online sales will grow 18-23 percent to $1.09-1.13 trillion, and many retailers should expect significantly more e-commerce orders during peak season. With the carrier capacity crunch and other challenges looming large, seamlessly fulfilling all those orders will be no easy task for many merchants.
Grocery delivery is not a new phenomenon. In fact, it’s been around for more than 3 decades, although the ongoing pandemic has certainly lifted the market to new heights. However, I should clarify that when I say grocery delivery, I am talking about e-commerce grocery delivery. The home delivery model has been around for a […]
It is no exaggeration to say that the COVID-19 pandemic caused an upheaval in order fulfillment processes. The question today is to what degree did these changes occur and how will processes change in the future. Will they revert back to the prior state as if the pandemic never occurred? Will they continue along the […]
The gig economy and its on-demand armies of drivers have moved people and food for years, but many retailers still hesitate to tap into Uber, Postmates and other companies to quickly move orders from stores to local customers’ doorsteps. Look for this hesitancy to decline as more retailers continue to join the likes of Target […]
Five Forces Reshaping Logistics as We Know it Because warehousing and transportation represent significant cost centers, intelligent logistics decisions are critical. And, more than ever, these decisions have to be made on the fly, in real-time. As logistics managers grapple with their own challenges, including labor shortages and emerging commodity marketplaces, the logistics function has […]