Here are two key areas where the industry is failing to keep up with the changes in holiday shopping habits and some basic steps that can be taken to solve the growing issues in supply chain management.
Offering a unique approach from other trade shows, the ISCPO conference invites retailers and solution providers to participate as an active part of the various presentations, allowing everyone the opportunity to learn while adding their own experiences and expertise to the discussions.
While omni-channel was indeed a significant point of discussion throughout the conference, loss prevention and risk management issues were hardly mentioned. Maybe I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was.
Risk is a cargo shipment's constant companion, whether it's sailing on seas, flying in the sky, or traversing the roads and rails. Here, we undertake a look-see into one extremely small segment of supply-chain risk: cargo crimes against domestic ground shipments while in transit.
If you're like me, you've probably placed an order online in the last ninety days. Like most online experiences, it was likely seamless. You...
Who could have imagined, 30 years ago, that computers would become the support system of virtually everything we do? A good example of this can be found in the realm of supply-chain security.
A retailer that doesn’t get a loss problem under control has a real problem. It bites into profit margins and pushes them closer to the brink. But a proactive asset protection strategy changes all of that.
For the past five years, CargoNet has reported a rise in cargo theft incidents over the Labor Day holiday (reported as the Thursday before to the Wednesday after). California leads in reported incidents, followed by New Jersey and Texas.
Retailers are feeling more confident these days—but danger still lurks. One significant area of concern is contractor / supply-chain security issues. US retailers think partners present a greater insider threat than ordinary retail employees, according to the survey.
Retail doesn’t start and stop at the front door of our stores. Ultimately, our value depends on our ability to broaden our influence while protecting every aspect of the business enterprise, including the supply chain.