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Can Supply Chain Orchestration Help E-Commerce Realize Its Drop-Shipping Potential?

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Oct 25, 2018 10:34:22 AM

With the rise of online sales, more and more retailers are striving to meet shifting customer expectations. Consider that 45% of consumers have abandoned a basket on a retailer’s website because of unsatisfactory or limited delivery options, according to a MetaPack survey.

No wonder retailers are shaking up their distribution networks and looking for more options.

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Will a U.S. Universal Postal Union Withdrawal Shake the Bedrock of E-Commerce?

Posted by Buck Devashish     Oct 24, 2018 1:08:10 PM

The world of e-commerce is about to change completely. The United States has indicated intent to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union due to the way the global inter-economy postal tariffs work. These have distorted postal rates so it is cheaper today to ship from China to parts of the US, than within the US itself. This is about to change now, and will redefine competition and competitiveness in e-commerce.

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The Top 5 Insights from the Geodis 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Jun 28, 2017 8:02:00 AM

Last week, Geodis released their 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey and it’s worth the read. The findings for the report provide a wealth of information and benchmarking stats on the current state of supply chain strategies worldwide.

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Discover the Latest Supply Chain Orchestration Trends at #3Plus17

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Jun 7, 2017 12:54:22 PM

 Meet MPO at the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit Chicago, June 14-16 .

Any business trying to build a flexible, competitive supply chain that leverages the latest technologies and innovations needs to attend the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Chicago this June.

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How to solve the Big Problems of Omni-Channel Order Fulfilment

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Oct 5, 2015 9:27:51 AM

An interview with Kees Jan Roodbergen lecturer quantitative logistics at the University of Groningen.


There are still many questions about e-fulfilment for which there are no ready-made answers.Different retailers make different decisions about outsourcing versus insourcing of their logistics operations. Cross-channel retailing and back-end collaboration with other webshops are other areas in which retailers currently are looking for best practices. It looks like cross-channel retailing and horizontal collaboration are on the rise. Time to get an expert opinion from Kees Jan Roodbergen lecturer at the University of Groningen and leader of the Dinalog project, "Cross Chain Order Fulfilment Coordination for Internet Sales".

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International Supply Chain Summit Istanbul 2014

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Oct 8, 2014 4:30:00 AM


MP Objects was the proud sponsor of the International Supply Chain Summit Istanbul (ISCSI) 2014 recently held in the metropolitan capital of Turkey. The international conference was held to present the transformation to 2020 in the world of supply chain management. Managers and professionals discussed the opportunities and challenges in global supply chains. Special interest was paid to bridging supply chain management across Europe and Asia and the pivot position of Turkey in connecting these continents.

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Major trends affecting supply chains in the future

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Sep 9, 2014 4:55:00 AM


Many people talk about the transformation going to 2020. What are the opportunities and challenges that will affect the global supply chain? The International Supply Chain Summit Istanbul (ISCSI) points out the following trends:

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