Industry News:

BNSF announces steps to avoid repeat of last winter's operational fiasco
 -- Posted: 10/30/2014
Rail to station snow removal teams on northern corridor, expand trailer, container-staging positions at Chicago intermodal terminals.

Ship backlogs at San Pedro ports should not hurt flow of holiday goods, NRF supply chain chief says
 -- Posted: 10/29/2014
Gold says normal replenishment, early spring shipments affected most.

Has a British retailer solved the omnichannel puzzle?
 -- Posted: 10/29/2014
Instead of shipping cases or pallets to stores, John Lewis moved to a replenishment model of "buy one, replace one."

Vitamin Shoppe gets in shape for omnichannel
 -- Posted: 10/29/2014
The fast-growing retailer revamped fulfillment and got firm control of its inventory to develop near seamless service for its health-conscious customers.


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