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supply chain and ecommerce

The management lies in the hands of e-commerce and omnichannel sales strategies. Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management.

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Strategic Supply Chain Management

No matter what opinions you may have, one thing is for sure – The way things have changed regarding the aspect of supply chains has been nothing short of staggering. There are a great many new aspects such as highly advanced robotics, automated handling machines as well as the instant printing of certain physical goods that no one could have seen coming.

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Supply Chain Cybersecurity

We all know how important cybersecurity is now that technology powers commerce in such a significant way. But if you perform work as part of a supply chain, you know that the stakes are especially high. Given that you’re part of a network of providers, vendors, transporters and managers, the impact of just one weak link in the supply chain cybersecurity “chain of custody” can be significant.

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Blockchain Within The Supply Chain

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain.Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that.When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

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Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain tends to be synonymous with cryptocurrencies, but they aren’t equivalent. Rather, it powers cryptocurrencies through digital ledgers. These ledgers track assets, such as money, foodstuffs, and other products, recording them chronologically and distributing them democratically.

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Supply Chain Crisis

With effective logistics planning and strategies, you can run a supply chain smoothly without too many concerns. However, disruptions can occur even with the best plans in place. If your company encounters a supply chain crisis, it is important not to panic. Panicking can lead to a number of hasty decisions which can make the situation worse.

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Omnichannel Return Strategy

Amazon has reigned supreme in e-commerce for years, but Walmart is well on its way to making the e-commerce giant a little nervous. Amazon acquired Whole Foods and dropped the price of Prime Pantry through Prime Perks. Amazon began looking into brick-and-mortar storefronts, hoping to capture a new slice of the omnichannel pie.

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Future of the Supply Chain

Editor’s Note: Today, we have a guest blog from the good folks at ALBA who came up with this awesome infographic about the future of supply chain and IoTs role in it.
A report from Gartner predicts that by 2020, more than 50% of major business processes will incorporate some form of the Internet of Things (IoT). One such business process is the supply chain.

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Intelligent Supply Chain Management

Intelligent supply chain management can reduce costs, improve profitability, and enable competitive advantage for your organization.
From the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to the use of the internet of Things, explains i-Scoop, intelligent supply chain management is changing the game for traditional warehouses, retailers, consumers, and employees alike.