A101 is the fifth fastest growing retail company in the world. Their convenience stores – whose average footprint is 250 square meters – offer everyday low prices; customers don’t have to pay a premium for convenience. This has proven to be a successful strategy for Lidl and Aldi as well. A101 is the largest retailer […]
Companies like Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, and Zara are leading the path in the use of technology and advanced analytics in managing supply chains. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are of the hot topics being discussed in the retail world. Across the globe, whether they are grocery, mass merchant, or fashion, retailers are looking […]
Drones have earned a place in the medical supply chain in Africa. But before Rwanda started using drones, careful thought had to be given to when this mode made sense and when it didn’t.
My colleagues and I have written a number of articles about the widespread growth of e-commerce and its effect on distribution operations. Many companies are opening new facilities for e-commerce fulfillment and others are using traditional replenishment facilities to fulfill e-commerce orders as well. It’s well-known that e-commerce growth is affecting the requirements placed on […]
…as a supply chain guy, I just love hearing about a business turn around that was largely driven by a more effective supply chain. That, as Tuesday’s financial news proves, was clearly the case with Hostess Brands.
Are you impressed by operational efficiencies? I am. And I consider a warehouse that operates at an e-commerce processing cost per unit (CPU) of under one dollar ($1.00) and a store replenishment cost per unit of under ten cents ($0.10) very impressive. Ascena Retail Group is a leading national specialty retailer offering clothing, shoes and […]
Two weeks ago, I wrote an article about my now just released market study on omni-channel fulfillment technology. The study incorporates transportation management, warehouse management, distributed order management, inventory management / store replenishment, and demand planning. In the article, I outlined the key growth drivers for omni-channel fulfillment technology. These included the growth of e-commerce, […]