distribution

Physical distribution management (PDM) is concerned with ensuring the product is in the right place at the right time.

‘Place’ has always been thought of as being the least dynamic of the ‘4Ps’. Marketing practitioners and academics have tended to concentrate on the more conspicuous aspects of marketing. It is now recognised that PDM is a critical area of overall marketing management. Much of its expertise is ‘borrowed’ from military practice

The Operational Challenges of Selling Direct-to-Consumers

Written by on January 24, 2017 in business models, distribution, Retail, warehousing with 0 Comments
The Operational Challenges of Selling Direct-to-Consumers

The continued growth of ecommerce, online, and the emergence of new digital channels, such as mobile and tablets, are a driving force in the changing retail landscape. Faced with internal and external pressures to keep pace, an increasing number of brand manufacturers are establishing direct-to-consumer online sales channels. As brand manufacturers embark on the direct-to-consumer […]

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The Changing Landscape of Parcel Delivery

Written by on December 6, 2016 in distribution, eCommerce with 0 Comments
The Changing Landscape of Parcel Delivery

Douglas King of QVC joined us at Home Delivery World 2016 to discuss the changing landscape of parcel delivery. In this presentation, learn about the ‘retail omnivore’ and delivering what your customer wants . Download this presentation to understand more about: The ‘retail omnivore’ The Virtuous Cycle Redefining Speed Delivering on customer wants Alternate delivery […]

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Utilizing Your Technology and Transportation Partners to Transform Your Delivery Model

Written by on November 30, 2016 in business models, delivery, distribution with 0 Comments
Utilizing Your Technology and Transportation Partners to Transform Your Delivery Model

Bob Bauer and Robert Foster of DispatchTrack and MXD Group joined us for Home Delivery World 2016 to discuss ‘ utilizing your technology and transportation partners to transform your delivery model ‘.  In this presentation, learn about providing real time visibility to customers. Download this presentation to understand more about: Higher customer expectations Supply chain […]

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Home Delivery World Project Director Daniel Reiss on B2B Nation podcast: Listen now

Home Delivery World Project Director Daniel Reiss on B2B Nation podcast: Listen now

Our Project Director Daniel Reiss went on the B2B Nation podcast to talk about globalization, white glove trends, drones, and more. He also gives B2B Nation’s Josh Bland a preview of the upcoming Home Delivery World West event in San Diego this August 31 and September 1. Interested in delivery? Want more information on Home […]

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Live from #HomeDeliveryW: Google Express on bringing the store to the consumer

Written by on March 30, 2016 in business models, delivery, distribution, Retail, technology with 0 Comments
Live from #HomeDeliveryW: Google Express on bringing the store to the consumer

Today concluded on a Keynote address by an offspring of one of the most successful companies in the world: Google Express, by Google. We had Michael Pezzicola, Head of Business, Overnight Delivery, and Brian Elliott, General Manager, speak about real time inventory managementand optimization of fulfillment systems. They discussed mobile platforms and their ability to […]

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Live from #HomeDeliveryW: Rakuten’s Ryan Miller on international expansion

Live from #HomeDeliveryW: Rakuten’s Ryan Miller on international expansion

Grow as you go – expanding from US to Japan Ryan Miller, Vice President of Global eCommerce Strategy, Rakuten Rakuten is one of the world’s largest online retailers, specializing in cross-border sales. Just in Japan, Rakuten has over 100 million members and has captured over 30% of the eCommerce market, making 17 billion USD in sales just […]

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Live from #HomeDeliveryW: Tech Armor’s Joseph Jaconi on omnichannel international expansion

Live from #HomeDeliveryW: Tech Armor’s Joseph Jaconi on omnichannel international expansion

What to know before you go – International expansion strategies for omnichannel retailers Joseph Jaconi, Co Founder – General Manager, Tech Armor Tech Armor has over 9 million sales with only about 500 SKUs. International expansion has taken place mainly through marketplace expansion. Business began on Amazon, has developed to encompass most online retailers.  Core to brand-level […]

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Reducing shipping costs and transit times to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico

Reducing shipping costs and transit times to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico

   When addressing product sales and distribution to offshore regions within the United States, retailers, e-retailers, and direct selling organizations typically adopt one of the fol-lowing models: Offer shipping to only the continental U.S. addresses. Develop local brick & mortar presence to support needs. Pass off high-cost of traditional inte-grated carriers to consumers. Historically, these […]

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Sears details embracing the cloud and transforming efficiency

Sears details embracing the cloud and transforming efficiency

A few weeks back we posted an article a video case study of how Sears Holdings ditched their inhouse system of delivery tracking for a cloud-based solution with Descartes. Now thanks to eWeek, we get more details about the switch from Sears Supply Chain Director Joseph Macro. Sears has seen a 3% increase in per […]

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Call for Guest Writers – Home Delivery World 2016

Call for Guest Writers – Home Delivery World 2016

Call for Guest Writers This opportunity is open to all would-be commentators from all corners of the home delivery industry – from students, bloggers and journalists, to researchers and academics. Join us at the Home Delivery World 2016 for 2 days in Atlanta and work with our writers to cover #HomeDeliveryW and place your work infront […]

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Pool Distribution in the Retail Supply Chain

Pool Distribution in the Retail Supply Chain

Savings in transit times, damages and claims are driving major retailers to evaluate and implement pool distribution within their supply chains. Learn more in this 2 minute video by Descartes! Pool distribution allows shippers to sort and consolidate outbound shipments from their distribution centers by destination then delivering on a single BOL. Upon receipt of […]

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As eCommerce grows, so does need for reverse logistics

Getting reverse logistics right is the big secret for eCommerce success.  As more and larger products like furniture, electronics and appliances are sold using eCommerce platforms, the necessary capability for those retailers is reverse logistics.  Manna Distribution Services General Manager Justin Mann will be on hand at Home Delivery World 2016 on March 30 and […]

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