eft Weekly Newsletter 1st May 2014

Is Home Delivery Dying? Internet of Things Explained; Supply Chain 3.0 Explored

This week there are a number of insightful articles for you from our esteemed columnists (and myself). The Internet of Things is going to be one of the topics of the year for supply chain, and Steve Brady shares some of his initial thoughts in his column. Hugh Williams, analyses the latest eft survey on S&OP, and specifically the ROI. Vivek Sood looks at Supply Chain 3.0 in his normal in-depth way, whilst I have penned some musings on the home delivery trend and the thought that it’s now not the number one priority for retailers…instead it seems click and collect now needs to be the service to be prioritized and perfected.

Lastly, take a look at the ever-growing attendee list for the upcoming 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum in Chicago on June 11-13. We are happy to have just confirmed James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide to join hundreds of other CEOs and senior supply chain execs who are attending, and I hope to see you there too.


New This Week: 

Bad Weather Nips UPS’ Quarterly Operating Profit
Inclement weather was the culprit for UPS reporting a $106m decline in operating profit for first quarter 2014.

The Internet of Things
The “Internet of Things” has been a topic of discussion for several years now and, like so many of the innovative topics this column will discuss, can mean different things to different people. 

Analysing EFT’s First S&OP Survey: Part 3, Is It All Worth It? 
This is the final article in a three-part article series analysing the first S&OP survey carried out by eft and Hughenden Consulting. 

What Does Your Global Supply Chain Look Like From 30,000 Feet? Map It 
Nick Schneider – CSCP – CH Robinson, examines how bringing together the different sides of the supply chain can identify extra steps in the process, and potentially eliminate some of them. 

Supply Chain 3.0 is Real, and Here Now
This column is the first part of explaining Supply Chain 3.0, it gives you an insight on what the top 35 companies are excelling in, globally. 

Is home delivery dying?
E-commerce retail, home delivery, omni-channel…..just three of many terms used to describe the changes in the retail industry that the world has or is currently encountering. 

IBM, Walmart, Arby’s, Abbott Nutrition, P&G, HP and 140+ Shippers Confirmed for 2014 3PL Summit 
eft is releasing the list of manufacturers and retailers set to attend the 12th 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum June 11-13th in Chicago which now stands at 140 strong 

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