I recently had a conversation with a friend who works in the premium-watch retail industry about the delivery channels … Read More
The Director of Logistics at one of our new clients asked me this question recently.… Read More
Logistics has been dramatically transformed in the information age. The ability to collect and transmit data; to build logic using that data to direct work and plan complex, global networks; to see patterns in human consumption that were at best guessed-at only decades ago: we have managed amazing things… Read More
An article published in La Presse presents a study done by LIDD in regards to infrastructure requirements for recycling glass in the Province of Québec Done for the SAQ, the study highlights the large investments tied to implementing a parallel network that would transfer to the organisation the management of empty wine & spirits bottles.
Read the article here (in French).
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The Apple Watch is [almost] here. Hooray! Another gadget for our multi-device connected lifestyles.
Whether you believe this new product will be successful or a complete failure, one thing we know is that Apple is facing some additional logistical complexity in addition to the usual challenges surrounding new product launches (adoption rates, product reviews, investors’ reactions, etc.)
A typical Apple product launch (iPhone or iPad) is usually comprised… Read More
It’s hard to imagine that when 2015 comes to a close, people won’t point to Target’s Canadian collapse as one of the year’s biggest business stories. In the United States, Target is a sure-footed colossus that, until recently, had a well-deserved reputation for a chic assortment of products at rock bottom prices. Before their much heralded expansion into Canada, it had a loyal tribe of Canucks who flocked to their US locations on cross-border shopping sprees. The promise of a neighborhood Target… Read More
Because e-commerce is a relatively new retail horizon, often business leaders and entrepreneurs think that every aspect of an e-commerce company has to be cutting edge, awash in technical wizardry. It’s a dangerous notion – fatal in some cases like Webvan – that can lead companies down a path of wasting precious capital on operations gadgetry and gizmos.
So here are three little bits of history.… Read More
As consumers, we do not always realize what is the magnitude of the infrastructure required to support the distribution of our everyday purchases.
The various components of these transportation networks must be robust and synchronized in order to perform adequately. This is especially critical in the case of produce (or any other product) with a very short life span.
Considering that once its journey from the field to the retail location is complete, produce will sit on store shelves, then in your fridge until you eat it – and you expect it to look/taste as good as if it was picked in your own backyard, the same day.
Talk about high expectations.
The 100th anniversary of the First World War is an appropriate opportunity for us to outline the paramount role of logistics in times of war, just as in times of peace. Under the pressure of war humans surpassed themselves to innovate and display a unique genius for supply, maintenance and transport.… Read More