Could slow deliveries have an advantage for everyone?

Could slow deliveries have an advantage for everyone?

(By Antonio Malvestio, president Freight Leaders Council) Lead-times have become quite a contentious issue in logistics recently.  Specifically, we are referring to the period between an order being received and the goods being delivered to…

THE ECR EFFECT: Who can the consumer goods industry still learn from?
Can ECR survive the next wave of technology?

Can ECR survive the next wave of technology?

My favourite rule about technology is never to expect too much change in the short term but also never to underestimate the longer term impact. There is huge excitement about Artificial Intelligence right now and…

Letter from America – September 2017

Letter from America – September 2017

The Fall Loss Prevention conference season is in full swing in the U.S. and I’ll give a quick update of what is being discussed, debated, and researched on this side of the pond. This week…

Blockchain – What potential for the supply chain?

Blockchain – What potential for the supply chain?

The blockchain is an information storage and transmission technology that is transparent, secured, immutable and unalterable. It operates without central control. Its impact on our lives can be as revolutionary as the creation of Internet…

Omni-Channel Returns – What is the true cost of a return?
RFID – How do you make it pay?

RFID – How do you make it pay?

At the ‘peak of inflated expectations’, RFID was going to revolutionise the shopping journey, no more boring time to be spent standing in a queue waiting for the items to be unloaded onto a checkout conveyor…

Collaboration – what does it take for it to be sustained and how can retail organisations get started?
Self-Scan Systems – The second significant research project from ECR Community Shrink and OSA Group.
Inventory Accuracy – does more accurate inventory grow sales, if so by how much and what investment is required to improve it?
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