1. 3 Steps to Take Before Embarking on End-to-End Supply Chain Transformation Sourcing Journal 17 December 2014 In today’s fast-moving world of end-to-end supply chain transformation, connectivity and collaboration are essential to any operational initiative. But...
  2. Survey: Healthcare Executives Are Vastly Underestimating Changes in Utilization HFM Blog 17 December 2014 Discrepancies between the utilization shifts hospital executives expect, and those mathematically predicted, indicate a multi-layered challenge for providers, writes Jeff...
  3. Retailers Need to Improve Supply Chain Logistics This Holiday Sourcing Journal 19 December 2014 The need for super speedy shipping is being driven both by stores like Amazon and by key demographics like affluent Millennials, Steve Osburn, retail strategist...
  4. Fashion Fails to Fuel Excitement this Holiday Season WWD 29 December 2014 Kurt Salmon’s Arnold Aronson tells Women’s Wear Daily that most apparel retailers have little to celebrate this holiday season. “There has been a universal...
  5. Apparel Fights to Salvage Margins WWD 29 December 2014 Technology is today’s fashion, Kurt Salmon’s Arnold Aronson tells Women’s Wear Daily . To counter this increased competition for share of consumers’...
  6. With Christmas Over, Millions of Gift Returns Begin Wall Street Journal 26 December 2014 Steve Osburn, retail strategist at Kurt Salmon, discusses with The Wall Street Journal how as high as 70 percent of returned holiday merchandise might be...
  7. UPS, FedEx Cap Holiday Deliveries Amid Late Surge Wall Street Journal 23 December 2014 UPS has been in near constant communication with one large retailer as volume came in slightly lower than expected, Steve Osburn, retail strategist at Kurt...
  8. Holiday Deliveries Improve but Hiccups Continue Associated Press 26 December 2014 The Associated Press discusses how 13 percent of holiday online orders did not make it to shoppers in time for Christmas, a slight improvement from 15 percent...
  9. Retailers Had a Happy Holiday Reuters TV 26 December 2014 This holiday season, retailers had to act fast when shipping online orders. As Steve Osburn, retail strategist at Kurt Salmon, discusses with Reuters TV, for many...
  10. Who Spoiled Christmas? Fewer Packages Arrive Late CNBC 26 December 2014 According to Kurt Salmon's Holiday Shipping Study, 13 percent of holiday online orders did not arrive in time for Christmas. CNBC explains why this is a slight...