Epperson keynotes Logistics Symposium: ‘Just in time’ now ‘just in moments’
May 5, 2016,
Epperson, managing director of Mann, Armistead & Epperson in Richmond, Va., will open the event’s main session on June 8 at High Point University’s Phillips Hall. He will provide an overview of the nature of the furniture industry not so many years ago and compare that to today’s environment and the importance of speed to market – make that speed to consumer.
Epperson believes many in the industry still don’t truly understand the impact of the Internet and mass-market retailers such as Wal-Mart on consumer expectations when it comes to furniture.
“This has created a whole new competitive environment, and it’s all based on logistics,” Epperson said. “I remember when ‘just-in-time’ (manufacturing) was hot. Now it’s ‘just-in-seconds.’”
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