With shoppers finding much of what they want online, the future of the brick-and-mortar store can seem bleak. Such major retailers as J.C. Penney, Lowe’s, Gap and Family Dollar, among many others, have announced plans to close at least some stores across the United States this year.
Looking at the available data, it is obvious that the coronavirus pandemic is as bad as it's ever been on a countrywide level. In just the past week, the number of daily cases, deaths, and hospitalizations have risen significantly, as did test positivity rates among reported tests. Ominously, on Friday, November 13th, the daily number of new cases hit an astounding 177,000—the highest we have seen since the outbreak began by a wide margin.
A growing trend in the supply chain industry, Data as a service (DaaS) and analytics has the potential to greatly impact how supply chain companies operate. DaaS and data analytics already enable all sorts of supply chain businesses to make smarter, better-informed decisions about sourcing, transportation, and suppliers.
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