Here’s How You Can Optimize Your Multichannel Supply Chains

BY MEGAN RAY NICHOLS

Multichannel supply chains provide many options for customers of all types, whether at a retail location, over the phone or online. While these supply chains work best when channels work together, many managers keep their channels separate.

Managers can build multichannel supply chains so different channels can work together. This provides them with better information and smooths out the experience for customers, who naturally engage with more than one channel over time.

Multichannel supply chains can also benefit from advanced technology, like the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics, to improve data collection and efficiency.

Here are several ways you can optimize your multichannel supply chains.

Have Your Channels Work Together

Many supply chain managers consider their channels in isolation when they could benefit from having them work together.

While 81 percent of retailers use supply chain models that make their inventory visible across channels, only 16 percent make that inventory fully transferable to other channels. You can restructure your supply channels to integrate with each other and trade inventory as necessary to fulfill customer needs.

Making inventory transferable across channels also makes it easier for your supply chain to allow things like buying online and picking up in the store.

No retailer wants returns, but data shows customers are more likely to buy products if they think they’ll be able to return them easily. About 92% of customers consider returns as being important to them and their purchasing decisions.

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10 Websites to Help Students with Their Science Homework

Diana Adjadj

Over the last decade, the workload on the students has risen dramatically. According to the recent study, 75% of college students spend up to five hours a day doing their science homework. It’s not surprising that most learners feel tired all the time.

If you want to boost your studying process and get more free time, you should utilize digital tools and services. Here is a list of top 10 sites, which may help to improve your performance.

Google Scholar

To write a high-quality academic paper, you should conduct in-depth online research and find scholarly sources to base your work on. But the problem is that the internet is overloaded with tons of unreliable content and it’s rather challenging to find scientific papers using Google search.

If you want to get access to scholarly literature, you should use Google Scholar, a specialized web search engine. It will help you to find the following sources:

  • Scientific journals
  • Patents
  • Books
  • Government reports
  • Other trustworthy sources

Academia

Academia is another reliable search engine for academic papers. Here you can find articles published by researchers from all over the world. Even more, you can use this site to submit your own scientific works.

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10 Steps to Structuring a Scientific Research Article

Bridgette Hernandez

Writing and formatting often go hand in hand. In anything from scripts to essays, there needs to be some kind of order. Especially when dealing with difficult concepts, a robust structure can help your readers stay afloat.

In the world of science writing, structure is that much more important. Research articles pack in a lot of information. You don’t want your readers to feel bombarded. Help your readers follow along with these ten steps.

Pick a Clear and Succinct Title

Many writers struggle with picking the perfect title. It’s understandable. The title is the first thing a reader sees. However, choosing the right title will be what helps to draw readers in. Try to include plenty of description.

Long titles should be avoided at all costs. Of course, it can be easy to get carried away. There is a lot to say! Still, shorter titles will capture readers’ imagination more easily.

Include an Abstract

An abstract gives your reader a “preview” of the content. Another way to see it is a summary. Abstracts make research articles scannable. When dealing with a lot of information, they help readers decide which texts to read. Use that your advantage.

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