5 Supply Chain Reads to Start Your Week - December 4, 2017

Posted by Eunice Marigliano on Dec 4, 2017 10:52:46 AM

Each week we look for the best blog posts and articles on supply chain orchestration, logistics innovation, and industry news to share. Here are 5 of our favorites from this past week - enjoy!


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Study: Reverse Logistics Still a Puzzle for Omnichannel Retailers

Annual study on retail fulfillment practices from @DCVelocity and @CCunnane of ARC Advisory Group reveals  interesting stats on the growing complexity and costs associated with omnichannel reverse logistics.

Cross Border eCommerce Sales Will Hit 20% by 2022

In this @SupplyChainDive Brief, Jennifer McKevitt @mckvt looks at the opportunities to service the burgeoning overseas ecommerce market. "In just over two years, cross-border ecommerce is expected to grow to $900 billion annually, an increase of $600 billion dollars since 2015." 

Produce or Else: Wal-Mart and Kroger Get Tough with Food Suppliers on Delays

From @WSJ (paywall), traditional grocery stores begin levying fines and penalties to suppliers who miss their delivery windows as competition from Amazon continues to exert pressure on their bottom line. 

Same Day Delivery Triples in Past Year with More to Come

Interesting stats from @BRPConsulting's 2017 Digital Commerce Benchmark Survey including that 65% of retailers surveyed plan to offer same-day delivery within the next two years.

IT Leaders Sieze the Opportunity to Drive Digital Transformation

Some interesting findings in this report produced by Accenture and Grocers Manufacturing Association. Three quarters of executives interviewed believe that their competitive advantage will rest on the strength of the partners and ecosystems they choose. 

5 Trends Forcing Innovation in the Supply Chain


And there you have it - our five top reads for the week of December 4th.

Did we miss something? Let us know on twitter @MPObjects  

Topics: reverse logistics, supply chain visibility, supply chain transformation

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