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2017: A Transformational, or Transitional Year For Supply Chain?

By any measurement, 2017 was a significant year for supply chain executives involved in both manufacturing and retail. Major U.S. retailers closed over 5,000 brick and mortar stores, Amazon announced significant acquisitions and supply chain investments, and e-commerce closed out the year with what’s believed to have been a dominant holiday sales season. At VCO…

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Is Retail Really Dying, Or Just Transforming?

It’s hard to read anything about today’s retail environment without feeling a sense of doom — malls closing, brick and mortar chains like Hhgregg and The Limited closing all of their physical stores or going out of business altogether, and venerable retail brands like JC Penney and Sears continuing to sag under the pressure of a changing…

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With HQ2 Decision Still To Come, Amazon’s New Atlanta Command Center Solidifies The Region’s Transportation and Logistics Prowess

E-commerce pioneer joins existing industry leaders, startups already located in the largest Southeast metropolis. The recent announcement by Amazon that the e-commerce behemoth is building a new logistics hub in Atlanta should come as no surprise. With stalwarts such as Delta, UPS, Manhattan Associates, Radial and LogFire (recently acquired by Oracle WMS Cloud) calling the…

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Matching Amazon’s Two-Day Shipping Window Starts With Supply Chain

Optimizing your pick and pack process can increase productivity by 40% Amazon changed the rules of the game for everyone. With the launch of Amazon Prime in 2005, so began the movement of customer expectations toward shipping that is both free and fast. And with more than 80 million Prime customers driving those expectations forward, there are…

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Solving Distribution Challenges With Cloud-Enabled Innovation And Technology

Since VCO Systems was founded in 2013, our focus has been on providing end-to-end supply chain solutions for our clients, working collaboratively with industry leaders in manufacturing, retail, and related verticals to streamline efficiency. We’ve always looked to help our customers shore up “gap” areas that may be inhibiting efficiency gains in operations, helping them implement software and other…

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