Innovation maze

Supply Chain Movement

How can you identify the innovations that will really take your company forward? These technologies also receive plenty of attention at conferences and events which promise – usually implicitly – to guide delegates through the innovation maze.

Innovations in Offline Retail! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

There is no escaping the fact that offline retail has changed over the last number of years. It’s a huge area of competition for the traditional brick and mortar retailer but it is important to note that there will always be a place in the world for a brick and mortar store.

Collaborative Supply Chain Innovation: Bringing Solutions to Market Faster

Talking Logistics

In supply chain and logistics, there’s always a new problem to solve or a new opportunity to go after, which often involves some form of innovation — whether it’s a process innovation, a technology innovation, or both.

Retail Pricing: How Leading Retailers Are Leveraging AI to Fight Back

Supply Chain Nation

The first blog in this two-part series focused on the primary challenge facing retailers today: mega-retailers have forced prices down, based on their economies of scale and hyper-optimized supply chains. So what can smaller retailers do?

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

final delivery, and from raw materials to retail store. Innovation barriers: There has been technology innovation in areas. INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions. in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc.

The Evolution of Retail and Customer Expectations

Talking Logistics

As the evolution of retail and the way consumers purchase goods continues to change, meeting the challenge to effectively serve both consumers and retailers is a strategic challenge for both shippers and carriers. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Retail C.H.

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Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week , “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” Customer Experience: A Bigger Focus for High-Performing and Innovator Companies.

Retail Pricing: Understanding How Power Shifted to the Consumer

Supply Chain Nation

Remember the good old days when retailers controlled pricing? Retailers’ biggest concerns centered around maximizing operational and logistics efficiencies, to keep those costs as low as possible. So how have most retailers responded?

How a Leading Retailer is Using a Control Tower to Manage their Supply Chain

The Network Effect

How one of the largest retailers in Africa is using innovative technology to improve customer service while lowering supply chain. The post How a Leading Retailer is Using a Control Tower to Manage their Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Ecommerce Recap: Customer Experience & Innovations

Descartes

In the Ecommerce Track sessions at Descartes Evolution 2019, we discussed how retailers and 3PLs Transform the Customer Experience. Both can enhance their end customers' experience by leveraging Descartes Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. Highlights included the growing importance of real-time connectivity to business partners and sales channels, the increasing need for cost effective and service-oriented warehouse and fulfillment, as well as shipping and home delivery capabilities.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

Retailers and manufacturers. of that journey is the port, when actually, for the retailer, it's their distr ibution center. the greatest opportunity for innovation. that has long plagued retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs-- leveraging a.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

The technology is ideal for retail warehouses that deal with apparel, sporting goods, personal care items, convenience foods, groceries and general merchandise. The increasing demand for higher levels of performance and flexibility in warehouse robotics is stimulating some innovative product developments and early adoptions of mobile warehouse robotics. Innovative technology to consider is the use of a learning management system to train warehouse operators regularly.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

It’s an exciting era for retail as companies continue to focus on creating and providing a great experience for their customers, while driving innovation and market share. An interview with Daniël van Gool at Peapod.

Break the Internal Process Requirements – Innovate for Success and Survival

Logistics Trends and Insights

Based on interviews with 500 retail executives in the U.S. retail businesses have completed supply chain digitization. Despite this slow adoption rate of digitization, the report finds that 60% of respondents see digitization as critical to creating seamless omnichannel retail experiences. Cost is the main reason for many retail supply chains processes remaining manual. Indeed, the number of retail bankruptcies continues to climb with at least 16 filings in 2018 alone.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

It’s an exciting era for retail as companies continue to focus on creating and providing a great experience for their customers, while driving innovation and market share. An interview with Daniël van Gool at Peapod.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The big reality in the retail industry today is that consumer needs and expectations are very different than in the past. As Wal-Mart Stores President and CEO Doug McMillon recently commented , “There is a growing consensus that the future of retail is not just in-store and not just online.

Innovation Enterprise: How the IoT is redefining retail

Tive

As the Internet of Things, or IoT, continues to evolve, one of the sectors most impacted is retail. Supply Chain Visibility Tive IoT

Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance

ToolsGroup

Many retailers consider competing against Amazon their biggest challenge. While the impact of Amazon is real, it is only a thread in the larger retail competition tapestry. Here are three things that retailers can do to align strategy and execution.

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A year of innovation ahead

Supply Chain Movement

2015 will see an increased focus on innovation by supply chain and logistics companies as the pace of change in the industry accelerates. Structural change has occurred in the industry when the needs of manufacturers and retailers have coincided with those of the logistics supply side.

Transformational Tech in Retail, Part 2: Innovation That’s Changing How We Shop

Supply Chain Nation

This is part 2 in a series of articles exploring how much-discussed new technologies work and why they’re game-changers for retailers. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the details of innovative shopping technologies you might have heard of, but might not fully understand, so you can grasp the benefits these technologies could bring you in terms of new shopping and buying experiences. Within retail, AR is already driving benefits for shoppers as well as retailers.

Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

JDA software

It’s a new year and retail is moving faster—finally we’re seeing retailers looking in the right direction—up. So, take five, grab a cup of coffee and read on for my predictions of what the end of a decade in retail has in store. What are your retail predictions for 2019?

U.S. Apparel Imports on the Decline – Reshoring, Innovation or Both?

Logistics Trends and Insights

retailers that are actually manufacturing in the US including: Brooks Brothers who reshored 70% of suits from offshore locations due to rising wages, quality issues and lead-time. retail outsource reshore RetailIs it or isn’t it?

Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

Talking Logistics

Supply chain and logistics decision-makers feel the weight of this shift, evidenced by the fact that control tower visibility ranks as one of the top investment priorities among them – whether manufacturers, retailers, or LSPs. This in turn yields improved performance and customer experience – key indicators of supply chain leaders and innovators. The post Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

DELMIA Quintiq

Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple, talked about the ways in which companies could think about new methods of driving innovation. He shared how a retailer could offer better pricing or other incentives to help shape the delivery demand into an efficient route.

Executives see AI, Cognitive Analytics and Cloud as the Path to Innovation and Speed to Market

JDA software

In fact, end-to-end visibility and traceability was the top investment objective of surveyed retail, manufacturing and third-party logistics CXOs for the second year in a row. This preference held true across the retail, manufacturing and 3PL segments studied.

Leveraging Technology in the Retail Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

Companies in the retail sector are looking to automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological advancements to augment various sectors of their business. Technology is assisting retailers with creating a complete picture of their business operations, from the back-office, to the production center, to the sales floor. By adding in more technology, retailers improve not only their reporting abilities but also their customer’s experiences.

Logistics, Innovation, and the Future

Enterra Insights

”[1] He believes all of these innovations are good things. “More than any other time in history,” he concludes, “technology and innovation are here to make it happen.” ” E-commerce and logistics innovation. What they don’t see is the frenzy, innovations, and hard work involved in getting those packages to the door. ” Driver shortages and limited capacities also play a role in retailers’ decisions.

2018 EFT Global Logistics Report: Innovation and Technology Are Paving the Way Forward

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturers and retailers are transforming their businesses towards digitalization, which means the supply chain will be expected to run much faster, everything is becoming more intelligent and connected, more autonomous devices will be operationalized and much more data will be generated.

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Supply Chain Innovation Technology: No Longer Just a “Build vs. Buy” Decision

Talking Logistics

In the past, companies could afford to be laggards, but the pace of change is so fast today, that waiting too long to innovate could put them so far behind the competition that they would never catch up. Innovation is not something that you start and stop; it’s something that you have to do continuously. Today, when it comes to supply chain innovation technology, it’s no longer just a build vs. buy decision.

Retail Internet Convergence

The Logistics of Logistics

Retail Internet Convergence is the explosive arrival and growth of mobile commerce that will have a significant impact on the way businesses are managed in the future, from revenue and logistics to the supply chain and bottom line. The Necessary Evolution of Retail Internet Convergence.

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3 Ways JDA’s Workforce Management Supports Retailers [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

Three of the biggest workforce challenges facing retailers today are engaging workers on their terms, dealing with the evolving nature of the workforce, and employing new technologies to drive the innovation necessary to attract and retain today’s younger, more dynamic workforce. The post 3 Ways JDA’s Workforce Management Supports Retailers [Video] appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog. Supply Chain retail retailers Video blog workforce management

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Bad Retail is Dead — Long Live Retail

Enterra Insights

Brick-and-mortar retailers continue to declare bankruptcy at an alarming rate. Ben Unglesbee ( @Ben_RetailDive ) and Cara Salpini ( @CaraSalpini ) bluntly write, “Last year was a dismal one for certain retailers. Those ‘certain’ retailers include ones with a lot of debt, that depend on malls and whose business is especially susceptible to the explosion of Amazon online and off-price sellers in the physical world. Bad retail is dead.”[2].

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What Retailers Forget in Omnichannel

Veridian Solutions

More importantly, as few as 33% of retailers have accurate visibility into customer experiences, which might result from an inability to track customer purchases at brick-and-mortar stores, and more. This is another opportunity for retailers to improve. OmniChannel Retail omnichannel

Surviving the Retail Apocalypse

Enterra Insights

By now, most people are aware of the spate of retailer bankruptcies and store closures referred to in the press as the Retail Apocalypse. “For years now,” writes Ryan Lester, Director of Customer Engagement Technologies at LogMeIn, “traditional retail stores have been under attack. In fact, over 3,800 stores closed in the US in 2018 alone and we saw some of our most cherished and longstanding retail brands close doors forever.”[1]

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels.

Amazon’s Supply Chain Innovation Delivers Results

Kinaxis

According to the article, “Amazon continues to reinvest all of its free cash flow into growth initiatives rather than shareholder dividends and to pioneer innovative approaches, such as delivery drones.” by Alexa Cheater There’s no denying Amazon is a Goliath in the online marketplace.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Path to Success!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Innovation is a team effort requiring collaboration and buy-in from all levels within an organization, and it’s especially true when it comes to bringing innovation to the supply chain. A Blueprint for Successful Supply Chain Innovation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.