Articles by Jeffrey B. Graves

Omni-Channel Changes Wholesale Distribution

Pressured by market changes, wholesale distribution executives are assessing solutions to meet consumer and profit expectations
By Jeffrey B. Graves and George J. Swartz, Jr.
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At $4.8 trillion annual revenues, the wholesale distribution (WSD) market is huge. WSD industry revenues are nearly 100 percent more than sales of consumer packaged goods and slightly greater than U.S. retail sales revenues.

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Meeting E-Commerce Network Challenges

Network optimization is vital to keeping retail supply chains humming.
By Jeffrey B. Graves
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Distribution network optimization is a structured process for determining optimal throughput quantity, facility location and operating costs associated with the movement of merchandise within the supply chain.

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Meet the Challenges of e-Commerce

Moving from pallets to parcels to serve e-commerce may require a shift in strategies.
By Jeffrey B. Graves
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Meeting the challenge of growing e-commerce may involve a shift in strategy to include 3PLs with e-commerce fulfillment experience and the automation to support it.
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Bring the Work to the Worker

By Jeffrey B. Graves
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Bringing the work to the worker represents a dramatic change in perspective for most logistics executives.
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Independent Logistics Consultants Provide Critical Benefits in Designing DCs

By Jeffrey B. Graves
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The leveraging of broad supply chain experience from multiple industries and incisive analytics are important tools for independent logistics consultants.
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KC SmartPort Momentum

Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development


Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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