Same Day Delivery at TPA/GMA 2016

Same Day Delivery at TPA/GMA 2016

I had a great experience co-presenting with Michael Kors, Google and Instacart on the topic of same day delivery at the 2016 GMA Supply Chain Conference last week.

We discussed the underlying supply and demand side drivers of same day delivery and emerging models (see figure below).

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6 Trends Shaping Omnichannel Supply Chain

6 Trends Shaping Omnichannel Supply Chain

Omnichannel retail sales have consistently doubled every 4-5 years since 2001 and is expected to become a $1.8 trillion dollar market by 2016 and hit $7 trillion by 2025. Part of the growth is driven by consumers taking their shopping online. However this is just one side of the equation.

The other enabler is the continued increase in supply chain innovation as companies seek to make more products available with faster and more flexible delivery options at lower cost.

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Omnichannel Last Mile – RILA 2015

Omnichannel Last Mile – RILA 2015

I recently facilitated the Omnichannel Last Mile panel at the 2015 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference along with Michael Kors, JB Hunt and Sears.  We had a very engaging and productive. It’s clear that Last Mile continues to be a rapidly moving and strategic area of focus.

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Brands are Becoming Retailers

Brands are Becoming Retailers

The traditional value chain boundaries separating manufacturers and retailers are starting to blur under a digital, omnichannel setting. Brands are becoming retailers and increasingly playing an active role  in the consumer Research – Shop – Buy cycle

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The Future Model for Big Box Last Mile Delivery

The Future Model for Big Box Last Mile Delivery

Last mile home delivery is a key driver shaping the growth of the US online sales. While efficient and innovative delivery models abound for parcel products, large format product categories such as white goods, furniture and large electronics remain stuck in an ineffective and inefficient supply chain model, preventing their full potential growth.

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Product Outsourcing Success in CPG & Retail

With escalating pressures to continually provide innovative offerings and demonstrating sustainable, profitable growth, it’s no surprise that product outsourcing success is becoming a strategic topic in Consumer and Retail. For example,  Coca-Cola is transforming their traditional fountain machines for consumer engagementPeapod is taking the store front to where consumers are through mobile commerce technologies. And Rebecca Minkoff is changing the store experience with digital interactivity.

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Procurement success under time pressure

Procurement success under time pressure

Emergency room (ER) physicians constantly make critical decisions with limited information and under extreme time pressure. What separates best-in-class ER physicians from the pack is that they not only “do the right things,” but also “do things right.”

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