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.
As package deliveries have increased due to e-commerce shopping, so too has package theft. Porch pirates, or package thieves, exploit the fact that most online shoppers receive their packages in unsecured areas such as building entryways and outdoor mailboxes.
Ever since the emergence of supply chain technology decades ago, there have been various views flying around on the impact of technology in the supply chain. While some people seem to suggest that technology will significantly hurt supply chain businesses, many argue that technology will provide opportunities yet to be explored. The truth however is that the mix of technology and people will result in so many more opportunities although it is no secret that some people will lose their jobs.
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