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E-Commerce

By Patrick Burnson · November 21, 2017
Oro, Inc., the creator of OroCommerce, a popular ecommerce platform designed for B2B merchants, today announced a global partnership with Bolloré Logistics, one of the world’s largest logistics and transportation providers
By Roberto Michel · November 1, 2017
As e-commerce fulfillment pressure continues to climb, our annual survey points to the many changes taking hold—from more investment in automated approaches to piece picking, more use of robotics, increased interest in throughput metrics and general process improvement.
By Stanley Frederick W.T. Lim, Lina Wang and Jagjit Singh Srai · September 1, 2017
When it comes to online and offline distribution, Wal-Mart has chosen synergy over integration. Other brick-and-mortar retailers can learn from Bentonville’s approach.
By Dr. Larry Lapide · September 1, 2017
Here is a sentence I never thought I would write: Sears may go out of business. Indeed, last April, The Wall Street Journal ranked the American retailing icon at the top of a list of the 10 retailers “most at risk to default within the next 12 months.”
By Jeff Berman · July 24, 2017
The second Global Industrial & Logistics Prime Rents report issued last week by industrial real estate firm CBRE provided a positive, and ongoing, outlook for logistics rents. One of the report’s chief findings was the prime logistics rents in 70 major global markets rose by an average of 2.2% annually during the first quarter of 2017, which the firm said continues a run of “several quarters of growth.”
By Jeff Berman · June 26, 2017
While primary industrial markets often have higher rents and lower vacancies for warehouse and distribution center space, research published today by industrial real estate firm CBRE makes the case for increasing future growth for secondary industrial markets.
By Patrick Burnson · May 4, 2017
While last mile carriers receive much of the attention, the traditional modal heavyweights are in charge of connecting the growing web of facilities that enable e-commerce. Today, all modes as well as freight intermediaries must be poised for growth and flexible enough to keep evolving.
By Patrick Burnson · May 4, 2017
Supply chain managers have yet to fully embrace the power of blockchain technology, say analysts, but the advance seems all but inexorable.
By Patrick Burnson · March 14, 2017
A new report released by the London-based think tank, Transport Intelligence (Ti) notes that supply chain management has undergone a “transformation” with a dramatic shift in service sector domination.
By Robert C. Lieb · March 3, 2017
The 3PL faces unprecedented challenges from e-commerce, Amazon and new technologies. But opportunities abound for those 3PLs that turn them into a competitive advantage.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Roberto Michel · November 8, 2016
Survey respondents indicate a desire to apply more IT solutions and keep up on capital expenditures as they confront complex issues like bigger facilities, labor issues, high SKU counts and the growing reality of omni-channel. Warehouse usage survey 2016, Distribution Center usage survey 2016
By Michael Bentley · November 4, 2016
Amazon’s investments in freight forwarding and air transport present new competition to logistics providers. Here’s how freight forwarders and air cargo companies can adapt and survive.
By Larry Lapide · September 1, 2016
E-tailers are exerting significant pressure on traditional brick-and mortar retailers.
WHITE PAPER
By SCMR Staff · August 29, 2016
A new study from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by NetSuite, found that many midmarket, B2B sellers say their ecommerce solutions have contributed to their growth in sales, new customer acquisitions and improved customer relationships.
By Larry Lapide · July 6, 2016
Two years ago I began writing about retail e-commerce, mainly highlighting the struggles that brick-and-mortar retailers have had competing against the likes of Amazon.com.

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