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Shipping trends for e-retailers to watch in 2018

Posted by CeMAT Team on 22-Dec-2017 10:18:53

Shipping trends for e-retailers are a constantly evolving beast, and since we last looked into the latest shipping trends nearly a year ago, it’s easy to see a few common themes in customer expectations arise.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Case study: The simplicity of Ikea's self-service supply chain

Posted by CeMAT Team on 27-Oct-2017 17:01:28

Common emotions associated with the world’s most successful furniture retailer may be: 1). Frustration - that bookshelf has far more intricate parts than initially anticipated, or 2). Nostalgia -  those Swedish meatballs, mashed potato and fruit jelly were actually pretty tasty.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Intralogistics

What you may not know about Apple’s supply chain model

Posted by CeMAT Team on 20-Oct-2017 13:24:14

Tech reviewers and self-professed geeks are about to have all their dreams come true with the release of the Apple iPhone X; the long-awaited smartphone phone that combines 10 years of innovation, R&D and user-experience into one, sleek, glass-encased device.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

What are supply chain metrics?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-Jul-2017 16:24:26

Building a customer-centric supply chain doesn’t happen without planning and strategic decision-making. In fact, if you want to achieve the dream of having a supply chain that has direct communication with the customer, you’ll need to make sure you’re tracking the efficacy and performance of your despatching operations.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Achieve a customer-centric supply chain with these 3 tips

Posted by CeMAT Team on 07-Jul-2017 15:41:50

Dissolving the wall between the customer and supply chain has never been more important for businesses.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Growth in supply chain analytics is getting global attention

Posted by CeMAT Team on 30-Jun-2017 14:05:59

The value of the supply chain market is set to grow past $13billion this year, and experts are saying it’s all down to digitisation.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Supply chain integration: Why it’s critical in a customer-centric era

Posted by CeMAT Team on 02-Jun-2017 09:37:17

Last week we covered how the 4th Industrial Revolution will transform the roles and responsibilities traditionally held within organisations today. But Industrie 4.0 is changing much more than just the workforce; it's completely revolutionising the way people shop and their expectations for fast and cheap order fulfilment. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

A quick guide to blockchain technology in supply chain management

Posted by CeMAT Team on 19-May-2017 16:53:00

Thanks to blockchain technology, supply chains are about to get smarter, faster and more secure.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Read this before replacing all manual supply chain processes

Posted by CeMAT Team on 17-May-2017 14:32:50

Some of you may be wondering why you haven’t yet unlocked exponential growth and profit from your supply chain. This is a common challenge for budding digital supply chains, so we’re here to outline a few ways to ensure you can leverage the benefits of building a digital supply chain.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Will artificial intelligence remove humans from future supply chains?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 05-May-2017 16:00:50

Machines are becoming increasingly capable of doing more than just the menial tasks traditionally done by humans. We’re also beginning to see the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) that could eventually replace cognitive tasks once thought only intelligent organic beings could possess.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management