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.
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Recently, Chariot published a blog about the phenomenon known as "double brokering." If you operate within logistics circles, you are likely familiar with this term and the effect it's had on the logistics industry. Double brokering has cost trucking companies tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars and has become so prevalent that it has sparked the development and release of several prevention tools from major software developers.
E2open is powered by a strong global network of problem solvers and innovators driven by strong values and our company culture. Together, we are focused on doing what’s right in business and in our communities. Every month, we will shine a spotlight on an exceptional team member who is helping us transform the supply chain industry. This month, we held a Q&A with Gerald Stacy, Logistics Manager at e2open.
Emerge Partners with e2open to Enhance Supply Chain Connectivity and Decision-Making for Shippers Seeking Spot Freight Solutions
SCOTTSDALE, August 17, 2023 – Emerge, the leading provider of innovative freight procurement solutions, is thrilled to announce its strategic partnership with e2open, the connected supply chain SaaS platform with the largest multi-enterprise network. This collaboration brings together the expertise and capabilities of both companies to revolutionize the way shippers and carriers make strategic decisions and optimize their supply chain operations.
For retailers and consumer goods companies, the calendar is not measured in months but in peak seasons. Rather than the Earth’s movement or the Lunar calendar, events and traditions (mainly with religious roots) determine the peak seasons. Christmas, Diwali, Easter, Eid, Hanukkah, Halloween, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Valentine’s Day. Some are linked to the social and work calendar: Back-to-School, Summer holidays; yet others are political like Guy Fawkes Day, national independence anniversaries, and more. And others are artificially created to stimulate sales between: Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day, and Cyber Monday. Whatever the nature of it, being ready for the rush is a success and survival matter for retailers and consumer goods companies.
You are not alone if you are anxious about how the recent round of EU sanctions against Russia might affect your business. Many companies face challenges navigating the complex and changing regulatory landscape, sanctions regime, complying with multiple jurisdictions and authorities, managing risks and costs, and maintaining healthy customer relationships.
Peak season is the most demanding and profitable time of the year for many businesses, especially those in the e-commerce and retail sectors. However, it also comes with additional challenges and uncertainties, especially in the parcel logistics domain. How can you ensure your parcel logistics team is ready to handle the peak season's increased volume, complexity, and customer expectations? Let’s dig into some of the critical parcel trends in 2023, the challenges that may impact this peak season, and some preparation strategies and tips to help the parcel logistics team sail with success.