Category: Retail Supply Chain

The Lessons of Rent the Runway Span Beyond a Warehouse Disruption

The Supply Chain Matters blog explores the highly visible business disruption of Rent the Runway, and that the narrative and learning span far beyond a warehouse disruption, rather a highly integrated and proprietary technology model custom built for a unique business. This disruption was not limited to a one-time visible event, but to how a fast flying business prioritizes resources and decisions that balances both customer, business and shareholder needs.

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What Supply Chain Management Teams Should Expect During This Holiday Fulfillment Quarter

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides manufacturers, retailers and services providers with what they can expect in the upcoming 2019 holiday fulfillment surge quarter.

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Motivations for Amazon’s Announced Acquisition of Rivian Electric Powered Delivery Vans

The Supply Chain Matters blog speculates as to the motivations of related to the online retailer’s announced intent to purchase upwards of 100,000 electric powered delivered vans from a little known start-up.

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FedEx’s Latest Financial Performance Provides a Narrative of What is to Come

FedEx reported fiscal first quarter financial performance this week with the implications resounding across online and E-commerce business circles. The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a perspective that this is the added narrative of what may likely result in 2020 sales and operations planning and budgeting decision-making.

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Supply Chain Matters Taking a Brief Pause

The Supply Chain Matters blog informs global-wide readers of a brief pause in blogging activities because of annual vacation.

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A Different Best Buy Narrative for Omni-Channel and Supply Chain Network Fulfillment

Supply chain management industry analyst and Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor Bob Ferrari pens a commentary on retailer Best Buy, and an ongoing transformation in omni-channel and supply network fulfillment capability.

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Anti-Amazon Forces Grow Deep in Retail Industry Cloud Platform Adoption and the Technology Market is Responding

The Supply Chain Matters blog reviews how the Amazon Effect has spilled over to retail industry Cloud platform adoption decisions, and how technology providers are responding to growing opportunities to add additional retail customers.

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FedEx Reducing U.S. Rates to Maintain Airlift and Ground Shipping Capacity

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights FedEx’s latest move to reduce rates for Air Express services for select E-Commerce retailers. The move follows last week’s announcement that FedEx would not bid to renew its Air Express services for Amazon.

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GE Appliances Announces $55 Million Investment in Smart Warehouse

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights General Electric Appliance, a Haier company, and its newly announced $55 million smart warehouse facility located in Columbus Georgia. A lot has indeed changed regarding GEA and the approach thus far appears smart in many different dimensions not the least of which is embracing how consumers and contractors expectations for products, experience and the embracing of Haier’s vision of zero virtual distance to customers.

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