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60 Seconds with John Reichert, Executive Director at MHI Solutions Community

Please enjoy this republication of a Material Handling 24/7 Interview. Title: Executive director, MHI Solutions Community; senior director of SCE Solutions, Tecsys Location: Charlotte, N.C., and Montreal Experience: More than 20 years in the supply chain software business. Duties: The MHI Solutions Community provides a venue where materials handling solution providers and users can work collaboratively. Modern: Tell us a little about the…

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Shrewd Retailers Think Outside the Big Box

Please enjoy this republication of a RETHINK Retail article. In his opening keynote for NRF’s Big Show 2020, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella casually dropped some staggering stats: 31% of the world’s GDP can be attributed to retail. 15% of all retail sales today are made online. 75% of all shopping begins online. What does this tell…

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Predictability Is the Key to Supply Chain Sustainability (Part 2 of 2)

Making predictions involving your supply chain can occasionally feel like divining, but it becomes more of a science with each passing day. To improve predictability in your own supply chain, take these three steps:

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Posts, Supply Chain

Predictability Is the Key to Supply Chain Sustainability (Part 1 of 2)

Please enjoy this republication of a Supply & Demand Chain Executive article. Supply chain predictability remains a holy grail of sorts to manufacturing operations — it is something many organizations aspire to, but few actually achieve. Companies that aim to make this dream a reality understand the stakes: As rising consumer expectations and omnichannel distribution…

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Transform Your Supply Chain Operations With Visual Logistics

Visual Logistics is one of the technologies that supports your warehouse foundation and makes it much easier to be flexible, scalable and innovative. Just imagine if you were developing a new customized packaging program for just one sector of your customers. The benefit of implementing this program most likely would be a competitive advantage for your organization. However, the challenge would be embedding a new process into the warehouse picking process. How do you ensure every order gets picked and packaged in the correct way without slowing the pickers down to a crawl?

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Three Tips for Enhancing the In-Store Experience

Despite an increasing number of brick-and-mortar stores closing and e-commerce growing at an exponential rate, physical stores are evolving rather than dying. The focus is more on quality over quantity by refining the customer experience within flagship stores. Brands are transforming their stores from being strictly point of sale to a hub for experience and point of service.

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