Amazon Department Stores: A Data Bonanza

Amazon plans to extend its reach further by opening its own small format department stores in big cities to increase its sales items like of clothing, household items, and electronics as well as Amazon’s private label products.

This may be an avenue to reach people who want to touch and feel products before they buy, who don’t typically shop online or who don’t use credit cards. It will also allow Amazon to study and track the shopping habits and browsing of […]

Going Touchless at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport

Effective operations is not just about doing things right, it’s about doing the right things.  Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW) has emerged as the busiest airport in the world with the recent collapse in air travel due to the coronavirus.  These unexpected conditions have required a sharp and timely pivot for long-planned capital and operating plans.

DFW has the advantage of being both the home base and major hub of one of the world’s largest air carriers, American Airlines.  In addition to […]

Keeping an Eye on Supply Chain Trends in 2020

The growth of online shopping has exerted new pressures on supply chain managers.  The outlook in 2020 is the increased application of technology to achieve faster and smarter performance in the supply chain.  This must be accomplished without raising costs or reducing variety and, at the same time, address the growing pressure for greener methods.


Video Spotlight: The Future of Supply Chain


This post is based on the Supply Chain Brief article,

Party Continues for Fiesta China

The Homer Laughlin China Company (HLC) of Newell, West Virginia, navigates a tough business environment to maintain its iconic Fiesta brand as the last large commercial pottery maker in the U.S..

Despite strong competition from China, Mexico, and India, affordable pricing, and a heavily manual manufacturing process, HLC has diversified its business into 60% consumer market and 40% food service industry.

The company also started its own online sales 10 years ago.

As a result, HLC is able to remain competitive with its […]

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