Her Story: Tales from the Executive Leadership Team
“Male-dominated industry” is a term we’ve heard for far too long, used to describe far too many businesses. While it seems like we as a global culture have made progress on this front, there is still a long way to go toward achieving our goal of true equality and inclusivity.
Quality and sustainability: outsourced manufacturing in a world of disruption
5 Risks Associated with Traditional Freight Bill Payment Practices
Even though the summer heat wave tells you it’s not the time of year for retail store endcaps to be filled with Halloween candy corn, changing seasons can cause people to reflect on traditions. While many traditions produce warm memories, some belong in the past.
Here’s How CBP is Changing its Management of Forced Labor with New Technology
Whether through the 21st Century Customs framework and legislative mandates or the use of new technologies, modernization is the theme in the fight against terrorism and an advanced move towards compliant trade.
Building business resilience with a connected supply chain
Every company in the world operates as part of an ecosystem of interdependent entities...
“No, Alexa.” E-commerce weighs heavily on parcel shipping
While deep in thought about the article I just read on WSJ Online about the anticipated surge of inbound shipments finally arriving from Asia and expecting to flood North American ports with chaos, I hear an oddly familiar female voice in the living room asking me a question.
The Connected Retail Supply Chain
Contributed by Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Founder of Retail MindedAchieving a connected supply chain has proven itself a challenge time and time again, particularly as our global economy continues to recover from the pandemic. Keeping this in mind, the National Retail Federation’s recent, debut 360 Supply Chain event was a welcomed experience that delivered valuable insight and solutions for industry decision makers looking to optimize their supply chain efforts.
Does Your Channel Technology Support Your Partner Engagement Model?
Throughout history, channels have evolved in terms of composition, relationships, and partner engagement models. What started as transactional, arms-length engagement with traditional “middleman” partners became collaborative relationships with influencing parties.
The Easy Way to Get and Use Retailer Data
What are the top three things brands want from a retail partner? The first two are obvious: more orders and the best possible shelf presence. The third is perhaps less obvious: data, information about consumers, and demand insights that can inform product development, planning, manufacturing, and promotions.
Channel Ecosystem 101 – What Does it Take?
On March 23, Jay McBain, one of the world's most influential channel professionals, posted an article on Linkedin with a bold title: “The entire technology industry should be watching the Microsoft story unfold this quarter.”
Heightened Global Trade Compliance Calls for “Newer” Technology
Life doesn’t get easier for trade compliance folks. What was often seen as an “insurance policy” instead of an “assurance policy” has turned into a complex area of the supply chain that demands equal status with logistics and sourcing. Turbulent political and economic conditions, the rapid acceleration of e-commerce boosted by the pandemic and digital customs agency collaboration globally are driving the adoption of Global Trade Management (GTM)applications.
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