Dealing with Digital Disruption in Ecommerce Operations

| Mike O'Brien

Jim Tompkins, founder and CEO of Tompkins International, talks about the need to go beyond continuous improvement to total reinvention in order to address continual digital disruption. This will be the theme of Jim’s breakfast keynote address at Operations Summit 2017 on Tuesday, March 28 in Pittsburgh. Come gain insights from his experience working with major corporations on their supply chain strategy and execution.

3 Key Retail Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2017

| Jett McCandless

Retail supply chains are being upended by dynamic changes in the marketplace and among consumers. Here are 3 key trends to watch for in supply chains for 2017 that will continue to heavily impact freight transportation and logistics in retail and ecommerce.

Customer Experience a Key Aspect of Retail Supply Chain Operations

| MCM Staff

Retailers are having a hard time updating their supply chain systems and technologies to keep up with the new reality of heightened customer expectations in an era of digital disruption but are feeling increased pressure to do so quickly, according to a new survey from Convey.

Nebraska Furniture Mart Enhances Supply Chain Visibility

| MCM Staff

Nebraska Furniture Mart has improved supply chain visibility, forecast accuracy and customer service while optimizing the company’s freight operations and fostering increased collaboration with partners and vendors. See what other benefits the company realized from implementing an integrated supply chain solution.

Tompkins Launches Ecommerce Fulfillment Alliance

| Mike O'Brien

After years in the supply chain consulting business, Tompkins International is launching the MonarchFx Alliance, a consortium of technology and service providers it says will eventually provide more efficient, faster ecommerce fulfillment across sectors including apparel, furniture and appliances, cross-border, cold storage and stores. See what else the alliance has in store, and who has partnered with it.

Meeting Consumer Expectations with Intelligent Sourcing

| Peter Zaballos

Intelligent sourcing is one way retailers can meet the increasing expectations of today’s always-on consumer, while keeping pace and staying competitive. Find out how trading partnerships and sales performance can be continuously re-evaluated and improved to achieve the greatest efficiency and the best price points for retailers, suppliers and customers.

How Digital Disruptions are Affecting Supply Chains

| MCM Staff

How are digital disruptions affecting supply chains? This question is addressed in a new video from Jim Tompkins, keynote speaker at Operations Summit 2017. See what Tompkins has to say about why businesses must become digitally capable in order to achieve profitability.

The 3 Key Principles of a Seamless Supply Chain

| Salim Shaikh

Forward-thinking retailers are tasked with delivering a unified omnichannel experience that accommodates customers’ rapidly changing preferences while also meeting investors’ constant expectations. To do this they need to embrace the 3 tenets of a seamless retail supply chain. Learn what they are and how you can apply them.