Category Archives: Marketing

COVID-19 -Move Toward Home Delivery of Groceries

Grocers are embracing home delivery under the coronavirus crisis, but they’re hardly loving it. Many supermarkets that have scaled up delivery services to meet demand from homebound consumers still haven’t figured out how to get it done profitably, the WSJ’s … Continue reading

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Using Retail Stores as Virtual Warehouses

Target Corp. may be wondering if warehouses are really necessary to fulfill e-commerce demand. The retailer’s strong 10.8% growth in comparable sales last quarter was built on a 141% surge in digital sales, the WSJ’s Sarah Nassauer reports, and Target … Continue reading

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Toyota Recalls Another 1.9 Million Vehicles

Discussion Questions: Carefully read the following an article that describes this new Toyota recall of all the Prius vehicles built since 2009.  Note that this is just another recall and there is a long history of major recalls from Toyota … Continue reading

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No More Inventory??? Read this carefully, integration is the key.

Forward Thinking The end of inventory? By Mark Solomon | March 26, 2013 Fewer goods are being stored in warehouses and distribution centers, and that doesn’t seem likely to change. Are we in permanent lean mode? Ever since the Great … Continue reading

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Data–Applications in HR, MKT, OPS, Product Design, etc.

WSJ – Updated March 8, 2013, 4:22 p.m. ET How Big Data Is Changing the Whole Equation for Business By STEVEN ROSENBUSH AND MICHAEL TOTTY There’s a ton of information out there. And businesses are figuring out how to put … Continue reading

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