Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

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Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. These problems show weaknesses and overlooked concerns when implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

What Is an Omnichannel Warehouse?

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An omnichannel warehouse is different from a traditional warehouse in that it handles incoming orders from online, brick-and-mortar, and all other possible channels. Therefore, an omnichannel warehouse is the only solution. The post What Is an Omnichannel Warehouse?

The Future of the Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain

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Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International, discusses the importance of a consumer-driven supply chain in terms of the biggest threats and opportunities to retailers today. Omnichannel, speed of delivery, customer centricity, selection, those are the opportunities today.

Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

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How technology in logistics grew throughout 2016 is not limited to the technology that delivers products or enables better, faster picking processes. Many of these advancements were expected to bring substantial investment into supply chains, and they did just that.

E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

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Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. As 2018 progresses, Warehouse Managers need to understand the risk of not going omnichannel, why demand is increasing, and a few tips to meet such demands.

Omnichannel Retail Q&A from the 2015 Supply Chain Leadership Forum

The Network Effect

Choices must be made with respect to Crossborder, Omnichannel, Customer Centricity, and Final Delivery. Without making these choices supply chains will flounder and fail. I addressed these four topics during his keynote speech at the 2015 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum.

How Walmart Just Bested Amazon in the E-Commerce Channel Utilizing an Omnichannel Return Strategy

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Amazon began looking into brick-and-mortar storefronts, hoping to capture a new slice of the omnichannel pie. Walmart has a different approach, and in several ways, Walmart is positioning itself to best Amazon in e-commerce through an innovative, omnichannel return strategy.

Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

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Steve Osburn ( @skosbu ), Managing Director at Kurt Salmon — a part of Accenture Strategy specializing in Supply Chain, observes, “E-commerce customers in the U.S. To meet changing consumer behavior, retailers are finding omnichannel strategies essential. ” Omnichannel strategies can help meet consumer demands. Myerson ( @Paul_A_Myerson ), a supply chain instructor at Monmouth University, insists omnichannel operations are the new retail reality.

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups

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Unfortunately, a lack of understanding in omnichannel supply chains has also led many companies to experience extreme issues in delivering on their promises. In addition, some may feel that growing into a seamless omnichannel sales strategy is impossible without supply chain technology hiccups, but that is not true. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

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The answer lies in developing omnichannel experiences for customers, unifying the online and brick-and-mortar experience into a seamless shopping journey. Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices.

An Interview with an Expert on Omnichannel Supply Chain Management

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Editor's Note: This is a guest blog by Our friend Mark Lerner with Bringg where he discusses Omnichannel and Supply Chain with Chuck Intrieri. Chuck's long career has given him the unique opportunity to watch logistics and supply chain management change in unprecedented ways. I'm sure you have a very unique view of how things are changing, and I would love to hear your insights - especially with e-commerce how e-commerce has impacted the supply chain.

What is Omnichannel?

The Network Effect

We have all experienced the evolution of the complexity and sophistication of supply chains. Even the concepts surrounding today’s supply chains have evolved in complexity and sophistication. One concept that has evolved rapidly is omnichannel. Logistics View.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

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E-commerce and omnichannel solutions are rapidly becoming the next frontier in the use of the Internet of Things and better order fulfillment processes. E-Commerce & OmniChannel Solutions Continue to Drive Competition. Shipping and Logistics Providers Seek to Attract Millennials.

Addressing Omnichannel Fulfillment Challenges

Enterra Insights

Google the term “omnichannel” and you are likely to find as many articles about the challenges associated with omnichannel fulfillment as you are about the importance of omnichannel operations for the future of retail. For example, Joe Skorupa ( @joeskorupa ) writes, “Omnichannel fulfillment is an essential retail function and yet few retailers claim they do it well. Fulfillment is the back half of the omnichannel operations story.

Omnichannel Operations Benefit from Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

The editorial staff at Supply Chain Digest (SCD) note, “The omnichannel world brings many opportunities — and challenges. Combine omnichannel commerce with the power of digitization, and a whole new world of insight into customer behavior can emerge.”[1] ” The digital path to purchase and the rise of omnichannel operations has implications up and down the supply chain. Downstream omnichannel challenges. Reverse logistics.

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

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An effective warehouse management strategy is key to staying competitive and meeting consumers’ expectations in the omnichannel world. Knowing the available inventory and assets only in distribution centers is inefficient and lacks value, but when applied across an entire supply chain network, inventory visibility propagates effective warehouse management. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Transforming the Supply Chain in an Omnichannel World

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“The rise of the omni-consumer,” asserts Fabrizio Brasca (@FabBrasca), Vice President of Global Logistics at JDA Software, “has changed virtually … Continued. The post Transforming the Supply Chain in an Omnichannel World appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

[WHITE PAPER] Reverse Logistics: The Key to Omnichannel Success

Veridian Solutions

Companies cannot afford to write-off the costs of reverse logistics. Up to 50 percent of all returned products are resold in an attempt to recoup costs, reports Andrew Orben of Tekovery, as published within Edition 99 of Reverse Logistics Magazine. The Cost of Reverse Logistics.

Omnichannel Operations are the New Retail Standard

Enterra Insights

The past holiday season solidified the importance of omnichannel operations in the retail sector. Myerson ( @Paul_A_Myerson ), a supply chain instructor at Monmouth University, notes, “An omnichannel retail strategy provides a consistent shopping experience across different channels and devices, requiring your supply chain to offer a smooth, positive experience for customers — no matter where and how they interact with your brand.”[1]

Omnichannel Operations and the Retail Apocalypse

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Ken Cottrill, a Global Communications Consultant at MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, believes the pessimists are wrong. Traditional store models — and their supporting supply chains — are being redefined.”[1] ”[1] A significant part of that redefinition involves omnichannel operations. Adam Robinson, a marketing strategist at Cerasis, bluntly states, “An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains.”[2]

Omnichannel is all about the Customer

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Omnichannel operations were supposed to be traditional retailers’ solution to the Amazon challenge; but, many retailers and manufacturers have struggled to master the concept. Jones bluntly wrote, “The omnichannel approach that retailers once took is dead.

The Role of Data Inaccuracy in Poor Omnichannel Experiences

Veridian Solutions

Poor data quality and accuracy are two of the most significant risks to omnichannel experiences. Applying the wrong data can result in poor omnichannel experiences and tarnish your brand. Supply chain leaders need to understand this fact and how to avoid risk.

E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers

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That’s what audience members did during the panel discussion on the future of e-commerce supply chains that we were called on to assemble at the 2015 […]. The post E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers appeared first on Chainalytics.

2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry

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Change will flow throughout all supply chains in 2018, regardless of products or services offered. Supply chain managers and executives should be mindful of these additional (read our first post of the top supply chain trends for this year) 2018 supply chain trends as the year progresses if they hope to stay competitive. . of the digital supply chain. Omnichannel Supply Chains Will Become Standard.

Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Viewpoints

There are several key supply chain trends to watch in 2018. Omnichannel Revenue Management The retail supply chain has been going through a massive transformation. ARC’s Chris Cunnane does an annual survey omnichannel retail in conjunction with DC Velocity. The main reason retailers invest in expensive omnichannel initiatives is to increase sales, increase market share, and […]. Logistics Trends supply chain trends

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How to Shift Your Logistics Management for Omnichannel Selling

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Omnichannel selling is an approach to retail sales that is designed to give the customer seamless brand experiences, whether they’re making a purchase online, over the phone, or inside a store. Here's a closer look at omnichannel sales and how businesses can take this next step.

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Can you possibly prepare for a supply chain future that may be completely inconceivable right now? This practice rewards forward-thinking—quite literally, in this case—supply chain and warehouse management teams that accept and embrace the change that will revolutionize workflows many times over between now and retirement. However, this strategy involves more than parts of your supply chain watching for simple leaps forward in tech evolution.

Omnichannel Grocery: Dock Scheduling and YMS (Food & Grocery Series, Part 2)

C3 Solutions

In Part 1 of our Food & Grocery Series, we discussed the current climate of omnichannel grocery. At the end of the day, whichever of the options we brought to light is used for fulfilling online orders, the requirements are the same: speed, accuracy, and seamless communication.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

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Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blogs of 2018

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That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel retail operations are well on their way to becoming the norm. Michael Jones ( @mdjonesy ), a business consultant, explains, “Consumers don’t shop ‘omnichannel.’ ”[1] Successful companies make omnichannel operations seamless and easy for consumers; but, behind the scenes complexity rules. Tom Redd, a marketing expert, observes, “Omnichannel is a marvelous thing, and all cogs in the retail mechanism play a part.”[2]

What Does an Evolved Distribution Center Established for Omnichannel Success Look Like?

Veridian Solutions

Omnichannel success is a broad topic. It is essential to understand that distribution centers will always play a vital role in omnichannel success. As a result, retailers need to understand what an evolved distribution center does to empower omnichannel success. Challenges of Managing Omnichannel Distribution Centers. Significant challenges exist in managing omnichannel distribution centers. Vast distances between omnichannel distribution centers and customers.

Has Walmart Beat Amazon in E-Commerce Using an Omnichannel Returns Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Amazon began looking into brick-and-mortar storefronts, hoping to capture a new slice of the omnichannel pie. To understand the true scope of this accomplishment, supply chain leaders need to understand the precursor steps Walmart has taken.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

Optimum Omnichannel Inventory Control

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Omnichannel retail is certainly where it is at, however it is not without its own challenges which must be overcome for long-term business success. Therefore, managing omnichannel inventory is extremely important for preserving the bottom line, increasing profits and keeping those shareholders happy. Let us dive in and consider some of the obstacles to flawless omnichannel inventory management. Methods to implement for optimum omnichannel inventory control.