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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -- Published once or twice each month.

 
Preemptive Freshness Management: Part One—Empowering Workers to Improve Delivered Freshness
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Preemptive Freshness Management takes a proactive approach to reducing waste and spoilage in the produce supply chain, from grower to retailer. A process model that incorporates product characteristics, customer requirements, and resource constraints—informed by continuous situational awareness—provides field, packhouse, and DC workers with early warnings, clear guidance on goals and tradeoffs, and prescriptive corrective actions to maximize freshness and minimize loss. [ Read: Preemptive Freshness Management: Part One—Empowering Workers to Improve Delivered Freshness ]
On Your Mark... Get Set... Amazon Go! The Race for Checkout-less and Intelligent Integrated Stores
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The announcement of Amazon Go could be seen as the starting gun for a race to create checkout-less stores. However, it is also an accelerator for the broader movement towards Intelligent, Integrated stores, that has been incubating for years. Here we look at the landscape and relevant solutions from this year’s NRF show. [ Read: On Your Mark... Get Set... Amazon Go! The Race for Checkout-less and Intelligent Integrated Stores ]

Optimizing the Customer Experience with Exceptional Home Delivery: Part Three—Integrating and Broadening Logistics, Commerce, and Mode Selection
By Ann Grackin Tuesday, March 14, 2017
In this final installment, we examine three key best practices to profitably achieve home delivery excellence. [ Read: Optimizing the Customer Experience with Exceptional Home Delivery: Part Three—Integrating and Broadening Logistics, Commerce, and Mode Selection ]

Supply Chain Solutions—Foundation for the Omnichannel Revolution
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, March , 2017
Highlights of what we learned at NRF’s annual conference from providers of supply chain planning and optimization, IoT and RFID, omnichannel and order management, global logistics, PLM, and Geographic Information Systems. [ Read: Supply Chain Solutions—Foundation for the Omnichannel Revolution ]

Agile Integration: Part Two—Characteristics of a Purpose-built Integration Platform for Supply Chain Planning and Optimization; Roadmap to Agile Integration
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, March 14, 2017
We explore what to look for in an integration platform to achieve rapid integration for supply chain planning and optimization systems. We also describe a potential roadmap to agile, incremental integration and value realization. [ Read: Agile Integration: Part Two—Characteristics of a Purpose-built Integration Platform for Supply Chain Planning and Optimization; Roadmap to Agile Integration ]

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