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Course wrap up

In these three weeks, we hope you have acquired an understanding and some valuable insights on omni-channels. We also hope that you have enjoyed the contents, found the materials interesting …

Course evaluation

Well that’s a wrap for Business Futures: Understanding Omni-channel Retailing and Supply Chains. Thanks for joining us! To discover further study options with RMIT Online you can head here. At …

Future of omni-channels

We have shown you how omni-channel retailing and consumer purchasing evolved based on visible trends in technological developments. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Technologies are advancing at …

Check what you’ve learnt

This week you looked at the emerging technologies that may impact the omni-channel supply chain in the future. You were introduced to various state-of-the-art technologies such as IoT, 3DP, drones …

Crowdsourcing last-mile delivery challenge

Let’s explore how growing trends in social media have created an online practice known as crowdsourcing. It is basically getting ideas, needed services, or content by soliciting funds from the …

Omni-channel environmental impact

One of the questions not fully addressed by omni-channel retailers is how their omni-channel activities affect the natural environment: Does omni-channel retailing generate more carbon footprints compared with conventional brick-and-mortar …

Drones and driveless trucks

This step demonstrates that drones and driverless vehicles have the capacity to revolutionise last-mile deliveries – and they’re starting NOW. Drones Recent advances in robotics, drone and autonomous vehicle technologies …

Cyber risks and information security

As omni-channels depend on an integrated online platform, the cyber crimes of concern involve data theft, fraud and various privacy breaches which create a “perfect storm” for disrupting omni-channel operations. …

Internet of Things (IoT)

You may have come across the term IoT, or Internet of Things. Let’s simplify the concept: IoT is a term given to “a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and …

Three dimensional printing (3DP)

In this step we would like to introduce how 3D printers work and how they have brought in the third industrial revolution. 3DP builds things by depositing materials layer by …

Check what you’ve learnt

This week, you have learned about omni-channel supply chains and how they differ from conventional supply chains. The omni-channel supply chain has changed the order fulfillment process over time in …

Next week

With the fourth industrial revolution, businesses and consumers will be gradually, or not so gradually, required to embrace automation, robotics and interconnectivity of smart devices to survive or thrive in …

The future of omni-channels

Since the invention of the Internet and World Wide Web, traditional businesses have been constantly challenged by newer technological innovations. The convergence of computing and telecommunications devices led to the …

Designing omni-channel supply chains

We have explored the role of technology in the last mile delivery, logistics and warehousing in omni-channel retailing and how to meet the operational demands within the omni-channel context. These …

Leveraging state-of-the-art technology

As we come to the last step of Week 2, it’s important to remember that technology will continue to play a key role in increasing the performance of the omni-channel …