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China’s Factory to Consumer (F2C) Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities

by Derek J. Sine, Managing Director • September 25, 2017

Factory direct to consumer sales channels are exploding globally, particularly among Chinese manufacturers. This trend has been brewing over the last two decades, but it has reached critical mass now.  Although estimates are inexact due to the lack of centralized tracking for new F2C merchants, most industry experts agree that marketplaces like Amazon are seeing […]


Bohemian Guitars Partners with Vander Group to Accelerate Global Brand Growth

by Vander Group • September 18, 2017

Today, Bohemian Guitars announced its partnership with global commerce solutions provider Vander Group. The move signals Bohemian’s continued commitment to growing the influence of its pioneering electric guitar and connected lifestyle brands. Originally inspired by the oil can guitars used by street musicians in Johannesburg, South Africa, Bohemian Guitars grew through a groundbreaking crowdfunded capital […]


Digital Transformation and Organizational Change: Fostering a Holistic Mindset

by Derek J. Sine, Managing Director • July 31, 2017

Digital Transformation  Are you ready for a digital future? In a recent study from MIT’s Sloan institute, 90% of global managers and executives expected “moderate” or “great” industry disruption through technological advantages, but only 40% of those same executives said their organizations were prepared for the disruptions. The reality is that although most companies believe […]


Inbound Logistics: 8 Sustainable Freight Trends Smart Supply Chains Need to Embrace

by Derek J. Sine, Managing Director • May 8, 2017
Inbound Logistics: 8 Sustainable Freight Trends Smart Supply Chains Need to Embrace By Derek J. Sine, Managing Director   Sustainability in the freight industry has sometimes been treated as a necessary evil: something to be balanced against profit margins and industrial growth. However, the most sustainable solutions offer efficiency from both an operational and environmental [...]