1. The Boardroom’s Blue Collar ChallengeWhy Labor Is Driving Strategy and What to Do About It For years, labor was a far from pressing concern for retailers and brands. Wages were low, skilled workers were plentiful. No longer. Now,...
  2. The Chassis CrisisHow Importers Can Stay Afloat amid Rising Transportation Costs These days, once a product makes it to land, its journey across choppy waters has just begun. A new market has emerged—chassis...
  3. UnchainedBig retailers need to think small Local, independent, mom-and-pops—whatever you call them— these retailers are back in style , while you don’t have to look hard to find an example...
  4. Facility Planning and Construction in a New Health Care Environment Kurt Salmon’s Don Briones recently co-presented with representatives from Moss Adams on health care planning and construction in a new environment. Highlights from the webinar are below....
  5. Batten Down the HatchesA Recession Is Coming in 2018. Start Cutting Costs Now. Although the U.S. economic picture currently looks bright, we believe there are storm clouds gathering on the horizon. And a big soaker is...
  6. The New Era of the Agile Supply ChainIn order to move forward, retailers are finding it increasingly necessary to look backward. Having strategic vision in retail typically involves looking ahead and beyond the current state, but when...
  7. Bringing Store Performance into FocusNew KPIs add perspective on consumer behavior Think back to an old analog TV. It may be hard to remember, and that’s of course because today’s digital HD, Internet-enabled, slim TVs...
  8. Seven Key Premises to Guide Health Care Planning By Andrew Bachrodt, Managing Partner, Kurt Salmon Health Care Group This article first appeared in Becker’s Hospital Review. Reprinted with permission. The level of uncertainty around the...
  9. New Jersey HIMSS Spring Event: Leveraging Technology for Transitions of Care Kurt Salmon’s Elaine Remmlinger and Robin Settle recently attended the New Jersey HIMSS Spring Event, addressing how hospitals and health care systems can leverage technology to improve a...
  10. Making Runway to Retail WorkTaking a look at the supply chain enablers behind the industry’s latest revolution. One of the most buzzed-about concepts in the retail industry is the idea of “runway to...