The ability to effectively manage a complex supply chain is the core of a wholesale distributor’s business - and it’s also the biggest challenge. Of 623 respondents in Geodis's 2017 “Supply Chain Worldwide Survey,” only 6% stated that they have “full visibility” into their supply chains. Lacking that full picture of the supply chain can have devastating effects. Consider:
Fleeing war-torn Vietnam, facing rough seas, pirates and capsized boats along the way before landing in a refugee camp, the story of the Ly family and the success of Sugar Bowl Bakery is a testament in perseverance, ambition and sound business sense.
Kristin Cavallari was thrust into the spotlight when the reality series Laguna Beach hit MTV in September of 2004. Her fame only continued from there with roles in television and film as well as another stint in reality TV with the Laguna Beach spinoff, The Hills. She’s hosted red carpet awards shows with E! News, and she headed up an incredibly successful shoe collaboration with Chinese Laundry for six years.
In the decades James Neal spent in systems implementation and consulting for pharmaceuticals, he identified a gap at a critical point in the lifecycle of clinical, pre-revenue pharmaceutical companies. The move from stage 1 clinical trials to stages 2 and 3 happened fast—really, really fast—and followed a trajectory that didn’t really mirror growth in any other industry.
Personalization and customization seem to be the top buzzwords on the tip of analysts tongues these days. And rightfully so. Consumers expect highly personalized shopping experiences from retailers and are willing to spend more money for it. However, there seems to be a disconnect of perception when it comes to retailers, consumers and the personalization experience they are getting, according to a recent study by Oracle NetSuite in partnership with Wakefield Research and The Retail Doctor, a retail consulting firm created by expert consultant and business mentor Bob Phibbs.