It used to be that Black Friday was the biggest shopping event of the year. But the growth of e-commerce and mobile gave shoppers more power to choose when, where and how they wanted to shop for the holidays, and today the holiday deals run from late October all the way through the New Year. In this episode, we discuss how the evolving shopping season puts a strain on supply chain, and how businesses can get smarter about seasonal demand.
Communications tools like Slack have transformed the way teams collaborate within a business. But can that same type of connectivity and interaction also apply to the worlds of operations and supply chain? Or are we doomed to rely on the age-old techniques of phone calls, faxes and emails? Find out, as Guy Courtin and Eric Johnson of American Shipper explore the power of communication in this episode of Supply Chain Radio.
Whether you think digitization is a buzzword or a new way of doing business, it's hard to argue that new technology is transforming the supply chain. But what does it mean for the world's largest carriers? Mike Riegler offers perspective on how digital technology is transforming the industry, and how 3PLs are positioned to connect new business models with real-world results.