Retail

Delivering a happy St. Patrick’s Day

Food & Beverage, Retail, Supply Chain
March 17, 2015

Today, more than 122 million Americans will wear green clothes and drink green beer as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday, which honors Ireland’s patron saint, has become lucky for logistics and supply chain companies in the retail and...

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Sports or Logistics, Supply Chain Scorecards Define Winners

Retail, Supply Chain, Transportation Management, Warehousing & Distribution Management
March 5, 2015

In almost any sporting event, more points win. In supply chain, less cost wins. But just as the scoreboard reflects a game’s winner, and the total logistics cost disclosed in the annual report might identify supply chain winners, neither tells the ...

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Rental Trucks could be the Key to a Sweet Deliveries This Valentine’s

Consumer Goods, Rental, Retail
February 13, 2015

Small businesses have a crush­­­—and it’s for Valentine’s Day The holiday for sweethearts, with roots going back to ancient Rome, certainly showered businesses with love in 2014—to the tune of $17.3 billion in revenue, according to the Na...

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Keeping shelves stocked during the driver shortage

Retail
January 19, 2015

Tips to keep retail registers ringing As consumer confidence continues to grow, so too does demand at retail outlets. From apparel to sporting goods to furniture, hardware and electronics, retailers are seeing sales rise even after the holiday seaso...

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New rule saves trucking industry $1.7 billion without sacrificing safety

Retail, Transportation Management
December 12, 2014

Rule increases efficiency and drops paperwork burden from 19th worst to 79th on federal ranking system The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the passage of a new rule that will eliminate an estimated $1.7 billion paperwork burden from the ...

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Keeping your supply chain moving during the holiday shopping season

Retail, Supply Chain
December 10, 2014

The holiday shopping season is in full-swing with customers trying to find the perfect gifts for friends, family members and co-workers. While the shopping season kicked off the weekend after Thanksgiving, retailers need to make sure their supply cha...

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Lean Labor Management & Reward-based Pay: Sustaining Progress

Retail
December 3, 2014

Costs are down. Productivity is up. Now, how do you keep a good thing going? You’ve implemented a pay-for-performance system. Associates are working smarter. They’re making more money. Morale, efficiency and productivity are up. Costs are down. ...

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Lean Labor Management & Reward-based Pay: Pros & Cons

Retail, Warehousing & Distribution Management
November 21, 2014

Creating a win-win warehouse productivity solution What if you could pay associates more and save money with a system that pays for itself? In part two of this three-part series, Paul Vollmer shares the insights he gained transforming a warehouse op...

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Lean Labor Management & Reward-based Pay: Savings & Successes

Lean Guiding Principles, Retail
November 3, 2014

The secret to paying associates more while reducing costs. What if you could pay associates and employees more while saving money with a system that pays for itself? (For example, with every dollar you save, you reinvest 25 cents back into the progr...

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Retail Supply Chains in Canada are going ‘green’

Retail, Supply Chain
October 1, 2014

Improvements reduce costs and help the environment. Going ‘green’ isn’t a movement; it’s a way of life. With rising fuel costs and customer expectations for retailers to be ‘green’ increasing, it’s becoming more important for retail su...

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