Advanced VMI: How to Improve On-Shelf Availability

By
Brian Lindner
January 13, 2021 -
Here’s a truth universally accepted by suppliers and retailers: An empty shelf bringeth no sales. No one wants in-store shoppers to encounter that lonely shelf tag for their favorite item with no goods stocked above it. When a consumer goes down the...

How to Reduce Shipping Costs with Technology

By
Lindsey McGee
December 2, 2020 -
Since March, FedEx has been in a self-proclaimed “Shipathon.” As the holidays close in, we’re seeing a surge in eCommerce unlike any before. Between higher online sales, and consumers’ desire for expedited shipping, the result is even more...

5 Important VMI Trends You Need to Pay Attention To

By
Doug Bethea
November 2, 2020 -
Today’s B2C environment pits brick-and-mortar retailers against not just one another, but the whole of the internet. As eCommerce activity continues to skyrocket with a 44.4% YoY increase in Q2 of 2020, in-store sales are facing year-over-year...

COVID-19: A Lesson in Handling Supply Chain Disruptions

By
Lindsey McGee
June 2, 2020 -
The idea of supply chain disruption isn’t new. Everything from worker strikes to weather to new taxes and tariffs can cause unforeseen changes to your supply chain, forcing you to quickly adapt and overcome. But COVID-19 has taken the idea of supply...

8 Vendor Selection Criteria for Choosing a VMI Provider

By
Scott Kleinert
May 13, 2020 -
Every business owner knows that choosing the right vendor requires getting honest answers to your buying questions. But in order to get these answers, you must first know what questions to ask, and the vendor selection criteria to keep in mind...

How VMI is Keeping CPG Products on Shelves

By
Brian Lindner
May 4, 2020 -
Today’s ongoing shutdowns and stay-at-home orders have impacted every consumer industry, from fashion to farming, to technology. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) are no exception, but the swings in consumer behavior in this industry are both massive and...

Replenishment is Key to Effective Scan-Based Trading

By
Doug Bethea
February 27, 2020 -
Driven by retailers who love low-risk investments, scan-based trading (SBT) is quickly becoming a normal occurrence among supply chains. While not every supplier is a fan of the practice, SBT is growing across several retailers and channels and...

The 5 Essential Elements of Successful Drop Shipping

By
Haitham Ghadiry
February 6, 2020 -
Drop shipping has been an important part of multichannel commerce since the mail-order catalogs of the 1950s. But with the advent and subsequent explosion of Amazon and other “etailers”, modern drop shipping has grown into a global market worth over...