Entries by aglmain

A New Breed Emerges: Stores as Fulfillment Centers

Sourcing Journal – The evolution of brick-and-mortar stores in the face of the e-commerce era has seen major retailers merge the two and turn their physical locations into fulfillment centers. While some observers have questioned whether programs, like buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and buy online, ship to store (BOSS) are worth it given […]

Improving Supply Chain ROI in a Tough Tariff Environment

After duties on $200 billion in Chinese goods jumped from 10% to 25% earlier this month, businesses barely had time to blink before receiving news of yet another tranche of tariffs. These duties would cover $325 billion in goods, hitting the price-sensitive apparel sector particularly hard and taking a significant bite out of business’ bottom […]

Drought Forces Panama Canal Draught Restrictions and Pushes Up Rates

The Loadstar – El Niño is having a major impact on container traffic through the Panama Canal this year. From May 28, the canal operator is going to reduce the draught at its Neopanamax locks to 43 feet, the latest in a series of depth reductions that have brought the permitted level down from 50ft […]

To Ease the Squeeze of New Tariffs, Focus on Compliance

Supply Chain Brain —A year after tariffs on more than 1,300 Chinese goods first sent importers reeling, the news supply chain managers everywhere have been dreading is finally here. Last week’s tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent, which went into effect May 10, gave organizations less than a week to plan for the […]

2019 Supply Chain Outlook for the Apparel Industry

Apparel Magazine—Few supply chains are as dynamic as those relied upon by the fashion industry. From retailers to manufacturers, apparel supply chains crisscross the globe in a race to outfit customers with the latest styles and beat the competition on driving — and supplying — the latest trends. Speed and cost efficiency are both critical […]

US Trade Representative Confirms 25% Tariff Hike for Friday

Supply Chain Dive—Dive Brief: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer confirmed 10% tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports will rise to 25% at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, according to multiple news reports. His remarks follow a Sunday afternoon pair of tweets from President Donald Trump stating the existing tariffs will rise […]

$87.8B in Supply Chain Investments Captures VC Attention

Sourcing Journal—One sector that venture capitalists believe is ripe for change and disruption is supply chain logistics, where much of the trucking and freight sectors still relies on offline legacy processes such as manual booking and paper records. According to a study co-sponsored by the American Global Logistics (AGL) and Logistics Trends & Insights on […]