1. How are West Coast port congestion issues impacting the retail industry? Why are we talking about ports? Imported goods and materials are getting delayed in West Coast ports because they can’t be unloaded and repackaged for overland shipping fast enough to keep...
  2. West Coast Ports: Retail’s $7 Billion ProblemKurt Salmon Discusses West Coast Ports Congestion with CNBC Kurt Salmon retail and supply chain expert, Frank Layo, discusses west coast ports congestion with CNBC. To mitigate the impact of the...
  3. Why Operationalizing Omnichannel Requires a Seat at the C-Suite Table Years ago, when consumers first started buying online, retailers had to make a hard choice: build a separate e-commerce group to get to market quickly or try to integrate an e-commerce business...
  4. Underestimating the value of mobile can be a costly business mistakeAt the 2015 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference, Tom Cole, Kurt Salmon retail expert, and Josh Friedman, VP of e-commerce and digital operations at JCPenney, discussed mobile in omnichannel. What...
  5. Most companies are mishandling their supply chain risk At the 2015 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference, Kurt Salmon moderated a panel on supply chain planning and the steps executives can take to mitigate related risks. What insights did you share?...
  6. The retail industry must be part of our sustainability futureAt the 2015 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference, Todd Soller, a retail expert at Kurt Salmon, facilitated a conversation with executives from Walgreens and Meijer about their sustainability...
  7. Retailers must hone supply chain capabilitiesAt the 2015 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference, Erica Attwater, retail expert at Kurt Salmon, spoke with REI, Abercrombie & Fitch and Exel/DHL executives on trends and continuous improvement. What...
  8. Omnichannel's Impact on Loyalty Establishing a loyal customer base is hardly a new concept for retailers. From points programs and coupons to club cards and memberships, there is a seemingly endless list of loyalty-building...
  9. Lessons Learned from WERC: Operationalizing Order Management Systems At the 2015 WERC Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals, Holden Bale, retail expert at Kurt Salmon, hosted a panel with Josh Mayer, director of supply chain engineering at Belk, on...
  10. Lessons Learned from WERC: Improving Your Omnichannel Network Design At the 2015 WERC Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals, James Reardon, retail expert at Kurt Salmon, hosted a panel with Jeff Girard, senior vice president of distribution and direct...