Logistics Symposium panel to discuss managing the national supply chain
May 24, 2016,
HIGH POINT – The operating environment for furniture’s stateside supply chain has evolved rapidly in the past couple of years as Internet retailers and brick-and-mortar stores in the e-commerce game extend their reach among consumers, whose expectations for fast delivery keep growing.
To examine the implications of these changes, on June 7-8 Furniture Today/AHFA Logistics Symposium at High Point University will include a panel discussion among specialized furniture and intermodal carriers, “Shrinking the Supply Chain: Best Practices and Breakthrough Innovations.”
The group will offer their take on how they’re reacting to an ever-faster environment for their services and how to smooth the transition from point-to-point along the supply chain. Topics should include the impact of electronic log regulations for truck carriers on the nationwide distribution network and how specialized carriers can compete with general commodity carriers regarding delivery speed.
Other subjects up for discussion include the current state of consumer expectations for delivery and where that’s headed; the impact on the distribution channel of manufacturers, brick-and-mortar stores and pure-play e-commerce retailers all selling via the Internet; and the role manufacturers can play when it comes to smoothing out the supply chain.
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