How You Can Handle Peak Season with a Disrupted Supply Chain

While the 2020 holiday peak season presented unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021’s peak season brings a whole new set of problems for supply chain and logistics stakeholders. Despite early ordering, inventory from overseas has been delayed repeatedly along its journey through the supply chain. With extreme port delays on both sides of the ocean and freight capacity issues across modes keeping critical peak season inventory in limbo, many retailers worry that they won’t be able to meet 2021 holiday demand. ... Read More

Is One Fulfillment Center Enough for Your E-Commerce Brand?

E-commerce consumers want two-day shipping, and they want it to be affordable. Amazon spent a decade normalizing the idea of fast and free shipping, and now online shoppers have the same expectation for all goods they buy online regardless of the seller. As a result, e-commerce and omnichannel retailers of all sizes must pursue strategies that shorten shipping windows while still managing costs. In addition, serving a national U.S. customer base has become increasingly complex as shoppers buy more online than ever before. Establishing a ... Read More

Is the U.S. Reshoring Trend a Fact or a Myth?

Many experienced manufacturing stakeholders might not take rumors about reshoring seriously. Though business media has touted a growing manufacturing renaissance for many years, the U.S. industrial sector has yet to see much in the way of tangible results from this predicted resurgence before 2021. Even with 83% of manufacturers indicating a likeliness to reshore due to tariffs, the COVID-19 pandemic, and other reasons, taking those statistics to heart may prove difficult for industry skeptics. So is reshoring really happening this time, or is it ... Read More

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