I gave a panel presentation at the Bernstein “Motor of eCommerce” Supply Chain Conference last week in London.Continue reading “Bernstein eCommerce Supply Chain Conference”
In our recent article “US E-Commerce Trends and Impact of Logistics”, we assess the current state of the last mile fulfillment market and key supply side drivers of eCommerce.Continue reading “US eCommerce and Impact on Logistics”
Consumers today are spoiled for choice. No matter where they live, they have at their fingertips a vast assortment of products, delivery options, and a never-ending parade of exclusive products and special offers.Continue reading “Building an Omnichannel Supply Chain for Brands”
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.Continue reading “6 Trends Shaping Omnichannel Supply Chain”
Getting fulfillment right is much more mission-critical in a digital enabled, omnichannel setting compared to a traditional brick and mortar retail. (see figure below).Continue reading “Fulfillment: a Secret Weapon in Omnichannel”
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 cycleContinue reading “Brands are Becoming Retailers”
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.Continue reading “The Future Model for Big Box Last Mile Delivery”