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Implementing Omnichannel

Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. Some retailers invested in online sales and in turn, neglected their storefronts.

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Trends in American manufacturing

Revolution is prevalent across the manufacturing lines. Manufacturers are looking for ways to explore new technologies, reinvent manufacturing strategy, enhance troubleshooting, bringing manufacturing closer to consumer and levy the power of intelligent tools to streamline operations and cut costs.

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Mobile Cart Technology

Logistics and warehousing companies are facing unprecedented business challenges in 2018. E-commerce and globalization are increasing the level of competition for distribution centers every day. Elevated shipping costs at major carriers like FedEx and USPS are squeezing margins thinner than ever before, and product diversification demands from the consumer have never been greater.

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Last Mile eCommerce

While automation is poised to revolutionize eCommerce Logistics and last mile delivery, last mile eCommerce will benefit from increased use of white glove logistics services. As explained by Andrea Obston of Parcel Industry, last mile delivery must be free, fast and all-inclusive.

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Last Mile Logistics

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. On the surface, last mile may not seem very important, but it can make up 28 percent of a shipments total cost. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics.

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omnichannel focus

We’ve all read about the growth of online retail as shippers look towards the omnichannel delivery of products to customers in order to stay competitive. But the rate at which it continues to grow is interesting. Even in the last couple of years, the number of people shopping online has continued to rise. For example, even since 2014 online retail sales have seen good improvement.

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Editor’s Note: Today’s Blog is by Carl Turn, a freelance writer in the distribution field, who is showing us how next-day delivery is changing the face of eCommerce.
It’s no secret that the internet has reshaped our lives in many ways, and especially how we shop. Gone are the days of calling or visiting brick-and-mortar stores to find the products you need.

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b2b e-commerce

E-commerce grew 10.2 percent from 2010 to 2011, and predictions estimate that business-to-business (B2B) sales resulting from e-commerce will make up the majority of sales by 2020, reports Four51. A recent survey, conducted by Handshake, found more than 79 percent of companies providing B2B sales already have customers clamoring for online ordering.