You Want it When?

E-commerce is growing rapidly forcing traditional retailers to close stores, increase the E-commerce side of the business, adjust the way they deliver products and make many other changes.

How is e-commerce packaging creating a waste issue?

As the world turns to online shopping for convenience, a pressing issue is developing — packaging waste. Simply recycling, however, is not the real answer. Consider the footprint the cast-offs leave behind.

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

It’s always smart to look beyond the obvious. Maybe management is asking the wrong questions. Performance improvement does not come from just doing more of the same thing.

Forecasting the Unexpected

The problem with forecasts is that they predict future happenings based on past trends. Although this is not a bad approach, there are cases when outcomes do not follow proven patterns and, instead, something totally unexpected happens.

Are supply chain risk assessment and management CFO issues?

Supply chain disruption interrupts the flow of goods, and that means it has the potential to have a major effect on a company’s financials. Here’s what business leaders — including CFOs — should know about the effects and insurance considerations.

Flying Blind?

In our supply chains, we are used to flying blind and operating with little or no visibility of inventories, shipments, and activities beyond our own warehouses. Just imagine how much more effective management could be with supply chain radar?

Will Autonomous Cars and Robots Learn “Social Graces”?

There has been much in the press about self-driving cars and how the logic built into these vehicles may adhere to traffic rules but may have trouble in the real world. The same applies to robots used in manufacturing plants and limits their use much the same way that the need to recognize the possibility of unpredictable human behavior.

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