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Sears Sells Excess Inventory and Returns in New Marketplace

Online sellers looking to source consumer goods at discount prices, take note. Sears has set up a liquidation marketplace to sell excess inventory and product returns from its Sears and Kmart retail stores and from its distribution centers and Internet platforms. The retailer set up Sears Kmart Overstock Auctions as the official B2B (business to …

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Meet the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

Once characterized as entitled and protected, Millennials are becoming firmly established in today’s workforce, where they are making their mark with their talent, technological prowess and can-do attitude. Nowhere is that more evident than in the supply management profession, where young professionals are working with practitioners from several other generations to help tackle the ever-changing …

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Meet the 2016 Pros to Know

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, is pleased to announce the 16th annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain industry. Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognizes Provider Pros and Practitioner Pros, including teams. The Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals …

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Maximizing returns on obsolete stock through effective reverse logistics

Relaxed return policies create a competitive advantage for retailers with consumers but can wreak havoc on reverse logistics. Hundreds of billions of dollars in merchandise is returned to retailers each year, most of which can’t go back on the shelf; this could be due to diminished item condition, damaged packaging or product obsolescence. No matter …

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Tackling the Logistics of ‘Mail-Back Monday’

January 4 2016 was coined by the Royal Mail as ‘Mail-back Monday’, officially the busiest day for online Christmas gift postal returns. How can retailers can best manage the influx of returns following the festive period, particularly regarding stock which can’t be returned to the shelf? In an increasingly consumer-driven marketplace, many retailers have continued …

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The Cure for Retailers’ Holiday Returns Hangover

When Uncle Morty gives you yet another tie for Christmas this year, he knows perfectly well what you’re going to do with it: Return it and buy something you really want. But what actually happens to all those unwanted ties—and the shoes, purses, and HDTVs that didn’t fit, didn’t look right or didn’t work as …

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Need a better B2B Solution for your wireless inventory? Consider selling it on B-Stock Supply

Between technology upgrades, trade-in programs, damaged devices and fickle buyer behavior, wireless dealers are left with millions of dollars in merchandise annually; most of which can’t go back on store shelves. Having a plan in place for merchandise – especially the items slated for liquidation or wholesale – is critical, and if you’ve historically relied …

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