Thought Leadership


January 2019

Enjoy our story giving real examples of distributed logistics. Without competitive service and delivery options, consumers will look for the same or similar product elsewhere. The personalized experience brands desperately want consumers to covet evaporates into the ether.

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December 2018

Managing inventories in the digital age is even more challenging than with traditional supply chains. Inventory policies and processes established for volume sales and bulk shipments for a multi-tier network are ineffective when positioning stocks for fulfilling online orders for items, “eaches”. Demand planning and inventory planning systems must be modified to accommodate intermittent, varied demand, and the increasing uncertainties that characterize eCommerce.

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Distributed logistics rewards your brand investment

Liliana wanted gluten-free rigatoni, organic pasta sauce and free-range meatballs for her Saturday shindig.

On Thursday, she logged onto the Mama Eleonora All-Natural Pasta Conglomerate online fulfillment center, which – without access to a distributed logistics network – offered delivery by Monday. Or overnight for an additional $25.


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Supply Chain Is Under Siege

Supply chain is the difference between the planned margin for your product or business and the margin you achieve.  Your supply chain will either help you maintain your margin, exceed your margin expectations, or it will erode your margin.  At its core, supply chain is still the movement of goods; however, in today’s global unichannel marketplace every business support function plays a role in making sure your planned margin is achievable. 

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MonarchFx - The Healthcare Logistics Solution

MonarchFx - The Healthcare Logistics Solution

It is the age of rapid delivery, and it does not stop at retail. The rise of eCommerce is affecting all industries, including the business of healthcare. Dr. Benjamin Patipa, Vice President of Healthcare strategy at MonarchFx, will briefly touch on three important healthcare industry points. First, he will explain why the healthcare product supply business as we have known it has changed forever. Second, why sellers must switch to a single unified supply chain in "The New Healthcare" given the industry’s growth and increasing consumer demand for convenience and value. Finally, Patipa will touch on MonarchFx’s value proposition, why MonarchFx Healthcare - is the smarter healthcare logistics solution.

Don’t Feed the Bears

Creating Competitive Advantage with Innovation and Disruption

This video focuses on how you can use innovation and disruption to create competitive advantage. Jim has been disrupting business since the 1970’s when we used the science of Industrial Engineering to disrupt warehousing and network modeling. This has evolved to today where we use the science of the supply chain to disrupt business. Interestingly, while we have been disrupting supply chains, the digital imperative has been disrupting business.

The New Grocery: Distributed Logistics

In eight minutes, we will help you understand why the grocery business as we know it today will not exist in five years and why grocery companies must switch to uni-logistics for a new retail model.

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The Robot Revolution

Going into the new year, we expect to see many reports discussing problems faced during the 2018 holidays. We will also see many success stories from companies that learned from their past holidays and have joined the robot revolution.  

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