Digitization of information has created greater efficiency in many parts of the supply chain. Optoro, a reverse logistics company founded in 2010, has created a digital supply chain platform that aims to help retailers recoup millions of dollars by optimizing […]
With the slogan, “Expect more, pay less,” Target has grown to become the second-largest discount retailer in the United States. As retailers across the country continue to digitize, how can Target continue to ensure that its customers can expect more?
Climate change is poised to halve the arable land available to grow coffee by 2050; meanwhile, demand for coffee in the United States continues to grow rapidly. In 30 years, will Starbucks have enough coffee beans to meet demand? What actions is the company taking to mitigate supply risk and to help slow down the impact of climate change globally?
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has announced a blockchain collaboration with IBM to improve the way food is tracked, transported, and sold to consumers.
Hyundai is working with suppliers to reduce their carbon footprint. This mitigates Hyundai's risk exposure to climate change related tariffs.
BMW manages the risk caused by increasing isolationism through a combination of its global production network and active currency hedging.
Unilever whose supply chain has been significantly impacted by climate change has commendable initiatives lined up to fight the climate change battle.
3D printing and virtual warehousing has the power to improve the consumer offering and increase the efficiency of the supply chain by providing wider product variety with faster delivery while accessing scale manufacturing advantages and reducing inventory holding cost and production waste. This technology will fundamentally change global trade dynamics, consumer buying behavior and business strategy as it enables a shift away from the physical and into the virtual.
YiGuo is the first Chinese eCommerce company focused on fresh produce. It owns ExFresh, a specialized cold chain logistics company, to deliver quality produce to Chinese households.
Since several years ago, almost all the Apple products sold were manufactured overseas, for example, iPhone, which says “designed by Apple in California, assembled in China” on the back of the product. However, maybe soon, iPhone will be manufactured and assembled in the U.S.