Google Glass has been out “in the wild” for a little over a year and with the number of units still only in the tens of thousands Google Glass has captured the imaginations, and stoked the fears, of many. In fact, a recent study found that nearly half of Americans recognize Google Glass when they see it.
This is great article, that really explains how Google Glass can be practically used in the supply chain environment...well worth a read
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will invest about $692 million in Intime Retail Group Co., an owner of department stores and supermarkets, as China’s biggest e- commerce operator integrates online and offline shopping.
eft is releasing a package of omni-channel supply chain analysis, presentations, Q+As and industry research that it has conducted over the past several months to provide unparalleled insight into how major players in this space are tackling the challenge.
There are a couple of supply chain related topics that have been on my mind at the moment which I’m going to use in the column this week to vent about one. Omni-channel retail: It is surely common knowledge that consumers simply want an integrated, unified shopping experience.
With over 200 attendees already confirmed for the event, eft is releasing a copy of the attendee list to provide insight on this year’s gathering of executives and demonstrate how the attendance level has increased year on year.
I had some interesting discussions yesterday in London, both at a workshop looking at the 19th Annual 3PL Study (please complete the study survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3PLStudy-E4T) which is put together by John Langley from Penn State, Capgemini, Korn Ferry, Penske Logistics and eft.
Internet Retailer - E-Retailers/Top 500 Chinese E-Retailers - Amazon China builds its own delivery network
I have long advocated to many logistics CEO's I get to meet, that they need to see Amazon as a logistics competitor. This article neatly supports this view. They have warehouses, they have delivery drivers and they have the advanced supply chain technology to provide forecasting and inventory information to their retail clients.
In the US/Europe they may still use third parties for transportation, but this will change - its only the pace and scope of change which is unknown
Swiss forwarder Panalpina World Transport has identified 15 of its 75 global logistics sites which it says are responsible for most of the losses in its profit-sapping logistics division. Reporting 2013 financial results yesterday, chief executive Peter Ulber said some sites would be the focus of turnaround efforts and some would be closed. Asked about the timing, he said: “Contractually, the exit of the road activities is easier, because we subcontract, but ...Read the full article...
This week we have some musings from myself about the retail industry, including some personal advice of an acquisition target for Amazon. Vivek Sood has written a great thought piece on how to rise to the CEO position and ...
Taken from the upcoming Annual Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Report (being released next week) this concise data analysis details the main hi-tech supply chain priorities for 2014. eft research director, Sophie Farrow, commented “Poor communication across multiple organisational silos, divisive returns management iss