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  • Implementing Sustainable and Scalable Dropship Innovation With the “IDEAL” Methodology

    Implementing Sustainable and Scalable Dropship Innovation With the “IDEAL” Methodology

    ( This is the third article of a three-part series on Developing a Dropship Program for Your Organization”. See previous articles: Part 1 and Part 2 )

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  • Adopting a Real-time Operations Framework to Support Dropship

    Adopting a Real-time Operations Framework to Support Dropship

    In the first article of our series covering e-commerce and dropship, we listed the top challenges to expanding e-commerce visibility. In an ever-evolving industry, how do you update and...

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  • The Top Challenges to Expanding Ecommerce Revenue

    The Top Challenges to Expanding Ecommerce Revenue

    It’s not a surprise that all retailers – even the ones that clung forever to the brick-and-mortar model – want a piece of the e-commerce pie. E-commerce and vendor drop ship fulfillment...

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  • Supply Chain Trends from the 2017 Holiday Season and How to Beat Them in 2018

    Supply Chain Trends from the 2017 Holiday Season and How to Beat Them in 2018

    For e-commerce retailers, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run up to Christmas are the most critical days of the year. This year was truly exceptional. Small Business Trends reported...

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  • What Retail Mega-Deals Mean to the Digital Supply Chains of Suppliers & Manufacturers

    What Retail Mega-Deals Mean to the Digital Supply Chains of Suppliers & Manufacturers

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  • How Better Supply Chain Automation Is Empowering Small Automotive Manufacturers

    How Better Supply Chain Automation Is Empowering Small Automotive Manufacturers

    If you follow the automotive industry you know that competition is fierce, particularly with changing economic times. While the industry appeared to be on its last legs during the...

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  • Five Critical Dropship KPIs for Retail EDI & Ecommerce Managers

    Five Critical Dropship KPIs for Retail EDI & Ecommerce Managers

    When putting together a supplier dropship program, there are some KPIs (key performance indicators) we suggest to help retail EDI and e-commerce managers.

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  • You Thought the ASN Was Challenging: 4 Tips To Help Retailers Scale Drop Ship Programs

    You Thought the ASN Was Challenging: 4 Tips To Help Retailers Scale Drop Ship Programs

    If you are a EDI manager, there is another, more complex, process with the potential to match the headaches of the ASN. Dropship.

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  • Dropship 101. What You Need to Know About Dropship Integration [Infographic]

    Dropship 101. What You Need to Know About Dropship Integration [Infographic]

    If you work in retail, you deal with constant changes in customer expectations. Today's consumer has been conditioned to demand same-day shipping, the ability to pick up at a local...

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  • Dropship Essentials For Retailers: How to Ensure Timely and Accurate Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment

    Dropship Essentials For Retailers: How to Ensure Timely and Accurate Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment

    Retail e-commerce is a $220 billion dollar market and is expected to grow by as much as 17 percent each year. E-commerce is also where the customers are: an astounding 96 percent of Americans have

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  • Add Trading Partners Without Growing Pains Through EDI Best Practices

    Add Trading Partners Without Growing Pains Through EDI Best Practices

    Today’s suppliers must be adept to master B2B e-commerce in addition to juggling standard bulk fulfillment. They must be nimble, ship orders accurately and comply with technological and...

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  • Shift or Reverse?  Lessons from the Last 60 Days in Retail [Webinar]

    Shift or Reverse?  Lessons from the Last 60 Days in Retail [Webinar]

    Over the last few years, we've witnessed a significant shift in the retail landscape. From mall staples shuttering their doors, to brand divestiture and IPOs going south.

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  • How to Transition from Bulk Fulfillment to Direct-to-Consumer Orders [+ EDI Essentials for Integrating a 3PL]

    How to Transition from Bulk Fulfillment to Direct-to-Consumer Orders [+ EDI Essentials for Integrating a 3PL]

    Integrating 3PLs isn’t always a cinch if you haven’t done it before; you need to plan, prepare and cultivate your partnership. Essential Steps to Streamline 3PL & EDI Integration

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  • 25-Point Checklist to Optimize Your Supply Chain For the Holidays [Infographic]

    25-Point Checklist to Optimize Your Supply Chain For the Holidays [Infographic]

    To help you perform your own holiday season assessment, here are two 25-Point checklists - one each for retailers and suppliers - to optimize your supply chain for the holidays. If you work in s

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  • 25-Point EDI Checklist to Optimize Your Supply Chain For the Holidays [Infographic]

    25-Point EDI Checklist to Optimize Your Supply Chain For the Holidays [Infographic]

    If you work in supply chain management, you know that planning for the holidays doesn't happen during the "Holiday Season" - it starts many months earlier.  The holiday season pushes...

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  • Five Common EDI Challenges and How To Overcome Them

    Five Common EDI Challenges and How To Overcome Them

    EDI is an essential ingredient for successful supply chain management. It allows companies to handle business transactions with any trading partner using a standardized electronic format and...

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  • Death, Taxes... Amazon? Using EDI to Combat Today's New Retail Reality

    Death, Taxes... Amazon? Using EDI to Combat Today's New Retail Reality

    Roughly a week ago, Amazon announced plans to acquire Whole Foods in a blockbuster deal worth a whopping $13.7 billion. While the deal undoubtedly excited shareholders of those...

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  • From EDI to Drop Ship: How to Stay Up-to-Date With Market Demands (New Supply Chain Research)

    From EDI to Drop Ship: How to Stay Up-to-Date With Market Demands (New Supply Chain Research)

    LeeAnn Taylor of Vibram and Nelson Yan of The Marklyn Group share insights on EDI integration and ERP implementation from a study in which they recently participated.

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  • How an ERP Implementation Can Get You Fired (And What You Can Do  About it!)

    How an ERP Implementation Can Get You Fired (And What You Can Do  About it!)

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  • Is the Role of EDI Manager Dead?

    Is the Role of EDI Manager Dead?

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