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Survey: Consumers Want Supply Chain Visibility and Performance or They will Switch Brands

According to a global survey, 78% of consumers want to receive updates on the status of their orders when purchasing goods, and they won't hesitate to switch brands if supply chain performance fails to meet their expectations.

The survey, conducted in February by YouGov and sponsored by Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, polled 6,285 consumers, including a nationally representative sample of consumers in France (1,016), Germany (2,105), the UK (2,035) and the United States (1,129).

Seventy-eight percent of consumers surveyed expect to receive updates on the status of their orders. Of that group, nearly half (49%) of consumers  said Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) information - and a further 29% said real-time location information - is most important to know, when waiting for a purchase to be delivered at home or to a pickup location.<


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11 Oct 2019
How Supply Chain Integration Helps Production Planners
 

Consumer financial technology has reached a tipping point where pretty much everything you need to do on a regular basis can be done electronically. You can pay the rent, make a car payment, and even lend your friend $20 all from the convenience of an app on your smartphone. Then there’s that

 
Jesse Kelber
Flexis

09 Oct 2019
Retail Pricing: How Leading Retailers Are Leveraging AI to Fight Back
 

The first blog in this two-part series focused on the primary challenge facing retailers today: mega-retailers have forced prices down, based on their economies of scale and hyper-optimized supply chains. Smaller retailers have responded by creating short-term promotions that draw shoppers into the

 
Stefany Martin - Innovation, Retail, Supply Chain
JDA

09 Oct 2019
What Is Data-Driven Manufacturing?
 

Right now, even if your factory is relatively well equipped with IoT devices and RFID chips that can send production information back to your control tower, there’s a good chance that you’re still relying heavily on time-triggered events as your products make their way across the product

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

09 Oct 2019
Enhancing omnichannel capabilities with warehouse management software
 

It should now be well understood that manufacturers, retailers, and distributors must be able to orchestrate inventory movement through all available distribution channels if they hope to remain competitive. With shifts in customer demand exponentially advancing supply chain complexity, you need to

 
Infor
Infor

04 Oct 2019
5 Critical Stats About S&OP
 

Do you check the weather report before leaving for work? What about for the upcoming weekend, to be sure your plans for a hike won’t be washed out? OK, how about paying attention to the long-range outlook, like how much snow is expected next winter and how that will affect the prospects of a d

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis


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Fashion

Today’s omni-channel marketplace means competition is increasing, consumers are demanding more relevant products, inventory lifecycles are shorter and fulfillment is incredibly complex. Business conditions are constantly changing, which means you need the flexibility to adapt quickly and continu...


Attention Business Leaders: These Six Trends will Impact Your 2019 Digital Transformation Journey

Digital moonshots, apps at the edge and information enlightenment will be among the enterprise digital trends to watch in 2019, according to new predictions by DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), the world’s leading ind...


Education
 
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Feb
2020
Supply Chain Project Management: Fundamentals
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
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Feb
2020
Material Handling 101: Fundamentals, Analysis and Selection
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
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Mar
2020
Engineering the Warehouse
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Apr
2020
Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection & Management
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
13
May
2020
Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

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PPG INDUSTRIES, LTD.

Company Established in 1883, PPG Industries manufactures protective and decorative coatings, sealants, adhesives, metal pretreatment products, flat glass, fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiberglass products, and...

Rethinking Supply in Food and Beverage

Global pressures on the food and beverage industry will only increase in coming years. More strategic supplier relationships will ensure you are ready for the changes.Amid rapidly transforming supply-and-demand pressures...


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