Tag: supply chain management


What Is Customs?

What Is Customs?

Having a general understanding of the customs process is a critical aspect of efficient supply-chain management. But what is customs? Customs is an authority or agency responsible for controlling the flow of goods into and out of a country. Depending on local legislation and regulations, the import or export of   Read More


Yulin Huang Named Director of Supply Chain at ALTO US

Yulin Huang Named Director of Supply Chain at ALTO US

Yulin Huang has been named director of supply chain support at ALTO US. Before joining ALTO US, Mr. Huang served as a Planner at Harmon Face Value Inc., a Bed Bath & Beyond company in 2016. In prior roles, he was Project Manager at Verisk Analytics Inc. provided and directly   Read More


Day 2 of the 2017 NRF PROTECT Conference

Day 2 of the 2017 NRF PROTECT Conference

On the final morning of the National Retail Federation (NRF) PROTECT 2017 Conference in Washington, DC, attendees geared up for another busy day of programming and networking. Cathy Lanier, senior VP of security for the NFL and former chief of police for the nation’s capital, energized the group with her   Read More


The ROI for RFID Technology in Retail

The ROI for RFID Technology in Retail

Over recent years, we’ve witnessed a resurgence of interest and substantial growth in the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in retail—a veritable RFID Renaissance—with well over a billion tags used this year, not just in apparel, but for other categories and uses as well. It is being used   Read More


Building a Supply-Chain AP Team from Tee to Green

Building a Supply-Chain AP Team from Tee to Green

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Combs is director of asset protection, global supply chain at The Home Depot. Prior to assuming this role in 2008, he was director of loss prevention for AutoZone for six years and held various LP positions with Macy’s for eight years. Combs earned a master of science   Read More


The Great Generational Shift

The Great Generational Shift

In just the last year alone, millions of First-Wave Boomers and pre-Boomers have left the North American workforce, while millions of Second-Wave Millennials have joined.

The long-dominant Boomers are on the wane, while the Second-Wave Millennials are on the rise. The oldest of the First-Wave Boomers are now in their seventies,   Read More


Mobile POS: The Brave New World of Retail

Mobile POS: The Brave New World of Retail

In the beginning, there was the cellular phone. Then arose a new kind of phone, from whence sprang generation upon furious generation of increasingly intelligent smartphones. Today, we are beset by a menagerie of portable devices, their displays ranging in length from thumb to forearm, but, crucially, each embedded with   Read More