What Happens to Retail in Fall 2020?

Logility

As retail companies enter the traditional “back-to-school” selling season, we must acknowledge there is nothing traditional about BTS 2020. Retail experts tend to agree that foot traffic in malls will continue to be a challenge throughout Fall 2020.

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3 Reasons to Use a 3PL For Retail Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

With increasing competition in the retail market, it has become very challenging for retailers to efficiently manage their supply chains. Essentially, a smooth retail supply chain strategy is a fundamental part of a positive customer experience, and retail companies strive to reach the golden standard of order fulfillment and fast delivery. Blog retail retail logistics retail shipping retail supply chain supply chain supply chain management

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How digitalization ensures survival in physical retail

DELMIA Quintiq

Experts say that every second physical retailer is expected to shut down within the next 15 years. It’s no surprise then that customer expectations have risen steadily, and with them, the complexity of the retail sector. Customer loyalty is the decisive factor for physical retailers.

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3 Ways 3PLs Can Streamline Your Logistics

Loftware

What does a 3PL bring to the logistics table? Supply Chain Retail Manufacturing Transportation & Logistics Logistics

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Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion

Kinaxis

However, when it comes to the efficiency of today’s retail supply chain management techniques, controversy is replaced by admiration as international clothiers boast operations efficient enough to accurately anticipate demand in one of the world’s most rapidly changing industries.

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The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

That’s probably why some of the biggest companies in the world are moving beyond retail to establish their own logistics task forces. From Amazon to FedEx, the line between e-commerce retailer and logistics provider is blurring. How E-Commerce Brought Logistics From a Back-End Function to an Operational Powerhouse. Logistics has always been vital to the customer experience. These benefits haven’t escaped online retailers.

The Retail Supply Chain Revolution

Logistics Viewpoints

There is a revolution in retail supply chains. The post The Retail Supply Chain Revolution appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Retail Amazon retail supply chainThe rapid growth in ecommerce is driving technological innovation and experimentation at an uprecedented rate.

In Modern Retail Supply Chains, Visibility Matters

Loftware

What can make the retail supply chain quick and visible? Consumer Products Retail Labeling Track & Traceability Logistics

U.S. Retail Sales Up in 2019 as Retailers Look Toward a Make or Break 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

retail sales ended 2019 strong with December sales up 0.3% For the year, retail sales increased by 3.6% By retail category, retail and food services and motor vehicles and parts dealers enjoyed a good year, up 3.6% retail sales. retail sales.

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

That’s probably why some of the biggest companies in the world are moving beyond retail to establish their own logistics task forces. From Amazon to FedEx, the line between e-commerce retailer and logistics provider is blurring. How E-Commerce Brought Logistics From a Back-End Function to an Operational Powerhouse. Logistics has always been vital to the customer experience. These benefits haven’t escaped online retailers.

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. Customer Centricity Digital Supply Chain Retail Supply Chain Control Towers The Network Effect control tower logistics retail supply chain

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When Retailers Face Recalls, Visibility Matters

Loftware

The complex, high-pressure nature of recalls demands unparalleled retail visibility. Supply Chain Retail Transportation & Logistics Track & Traceability

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Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Delivering to Menards can be a challenge for brands that do not have an efficiently optimized logistics function or extensive experience working with the retailer. The retailer is headquartered in Eau Claire, WI, and has stores primarily throughout the Upper Midwest but has recently begun to expand into the lower states in the region. We are here to breakdown what you need to do to master delivery into the retailer’s various distribution centers.

The Retail Apocalypse Deepens

Enterra Insights

Years before the novel coronavirus pandemic shut down economies, analysts were writing about the retail apocalypse and what it would take for brick-and-mortar retailers to survive. Analysts generally cite three contributing factors for the retail apocalypse: overbuilding, too much debt, and e-commerce (aka the Amazon Effect). ”[2] The simple answer is: No retail will emerge intact. Every retailer has suffered a hit during the pandemic.

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Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

Cerasis

The retail apocalypse has received plenty of attention over the past three years. Brick-and-mortar stores that understand the invaluable role of e-commerce in relation to omnichannel supply chain success can help retailers avoid the retail apocalypse. In a sense, the retail apocalypse, which some believe is all hype and not fact, is about comparing apples to oranges. An Effective E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Mitigates Losses From the “Retail Apocalypse.”

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Retail Category Management

SupplyPike

How do retailers manage their categories? Walmart and other retailers spend a great deal of money on hiring category managers whose job it is to manage products and their categories. Manageability is defined as the process of expressing categories that can be controlled in an in-store environment, with such considerations as logistics of the product (such as refrigeration needs) and size of the category (such as dry goods versus just “rice”). retailer and supplier).

Who's Really Running Your Retail Operation?

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. These systems are the brains that help retail operations stay ahead of the competition, by enabling the addition of new automated systems. The radical transformation of the retail environment over the past several years is leaving no room for complacency or inaction.

Retailers’ Advantage Over Amazon

The Network Effect

Bowman at Supply Chain Brain has an interesting article on how retailers can take on Amazon, by using the one thing they have in their favor that Amazon lacks. The outsourcing of logistics is supposed to save businesses big money. Amazon’s latest gambit in its march toward world domination targets the acquisition of logistics assets. The post Retailers’ Advantage Over Amazon appeared first on The Network Effect. Robert J.

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Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. Unfortunately, stress in the industry translates into higher logistics cost, so logistics consolidation will become more commonplace throughout the year, resulting in these additional trends. As a result of logistics consolidation.

Locus Robotics at Retail Supply Chain Virtual

Locus Robotics

``We will define lasting change in the retail revolution.``. Join us at the Retail Supply Chain Virtual conference, August 20-21 2020, for this year’s most important retail logistics topics regarding the New Normal for e-commerce supply chains.

Planning Food Logistics Efficiently in Times of Disruption

DELMIA Quintiq

This global health crisis has uncovered vulnerabilities in our food supply chains, affecting the capacity of food retailers to ensure its continuity. It is critical for retailers to quickly respond to these sudden changes, but many struggle with this because their planners still rely on spreadsheets and legacy tools to plan their logistics operations. Fortunately, there are solutions available that can help retailers cope with disruptions.

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Retail Store Location Planning ? Creating Balance, Driving Profit

Logility

The fundamental challenge in retail is one of balance. The sheer complexity of modern omni-channel retailing makes this difficult. Given how critical this balance is, I am amazed when I hear many retailers rely on a combination of spreadsheets and assumptions to drive the plan. Retail covers a broad range of products, go-to-market methods and consumer experiences. While this may be true, “mix” remains a thorny problem for most retailers.

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Retail Compliance Programs: How to Exceed Retailer Expectations

CH Robinson Logistics

The retail industry is evolving and adapting to new consumer demands which is shifting the supply chain landscape. Retailers expect more supply chain visibility, shorter delivery times, and real-time connectivity from shippers and carriers. Compliance programs vary by retailer but the intent is consistent across the industry—have the right product in the right location at the right time while removing waste. And, in the world of logistics, it means you must be nimble.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

economy, regardless of the slight shakeup at the end of 2018, alludes to a year in which logistics capabilities will expand. Companies across the spectrum of the economy are expanding and demanding more from carriers and the logistics industry, and as a result, logistics capabilities will need to grow in accordance. Consider these industries and areas of the economy where logistics capabilities will expand throughout 2019. Strong growth in the U.S.

Locus Robotics at Retail Supply Chain Virtual

Locus Robotics

``We will define lasting change in the retail revolution.``. Join us at the Retail Supply Chain Virtual conference, August 20-21 2020, for this year’s most important retail logistics topics regarding the New Normal for e-commerce supply chains.

Retail Distribution Center Automation: 6 Factors to Consider

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. Retail is moving at a pace we've never seen before. Today's retail operations superstars are the ones who know where and when to employ not only the newest, fastest technologies, but also the tried and true. That represents 14 percent of the world's overall retail sales of $25.038 trillion. [1]

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. John McAteer, Vice President of Sales, Retail, and Technology at Google, writes, “In retail, there’s no space for standing still. Empowered by mobile, people can get exactly what they want instantly and effortlessly, and they expect retailers to meet their needs faster than ever before.”[1] Omnichannel logistics challenges.

Matrix Retail: The Logistics of Customer Experience

Supply Chain Network

At a previous NRF Shop.org Summit I saw a keynote address by Jamie Nordstrom on trends he saw coming in the online retail business. ’ ‘Matrix Commerce’ or in this case more specifically ‘Matrix Retail’ represents my own view of a rapidly emerging and more evolved omni-channel approach which I am now characterizing simply as ‘The Logistics of Customer Experience.’

So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

DELMIA Quintiq

To do so, I want to explain the ‘how’ behind some of the sustainability efforts I’ve seen in the retail industry recently, and hopefully embolden other companies to engage in similar efforts. Now, let’s dig into the details of the ‘how’ behind sustainability improvements in the retail space. As a starting point, let’s take a sustainability dilemma that commonly presents itself in retail logistics. The post So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

Retail Link – How Does It Help?

SupplyPike

Learn all about: What Retail Link is and who can use it The challenges of Retail Link What reports and tools Retail Link has to offer. Retail Link provides you all this. Retail Link is also a way Walmart monitors its suppliers. With Retail Link, suppliers can handle their own products by tracking their supplier data , involving sales and inventory volume, percentage of stock, trade margin, and inventory turnover. Retail Link Optimization.

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. Crafting an integrated supply chain strategy that helps retailers deliver on their promise and keep prices competitive is at the heart of this challenge. Retail supply chains by the nature of their industry are plagued by variable and unanticipated demands.

Legacy Retailers Taking the Fight to the Internet Retailers

Logistics Trends and Insights

You could not have missed the recent tit-for-tat announcements from the big brick and mortar retailers, like Walmart and Target. So in this edition of Point and Counterpoint, Dean and I will take a look at the latest news, the impact on retail and how the sector is responding. The big global tech platforms, E.g. Amazon and Alibaba are developing their own brick-and-mortar networks and the traditional Retailers are rapidly developing their online strategy, E.g. Walmart and Target.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. From shareholders to consumers, sustainable logistics has created broad value. Logistics

The 9 Key Considerations of an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Understanding last mile logistics is only half the battle. Shippers need to reevaluate their existing last mile logistics processes and devise an effective last mile logistics strategy that aligns consumer and business expectation. In fact, an effective last mile logistics strategy must consider these nine key points. Planning Is Essential To Have an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy. Logistics

Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season?

Logistics Viewpoints

This week, Logitsyx Technologies asks if retailers are ready for peak season. Peak season is always stressful for the retail industry, but the COVID-19 pandemic could create more issues than usual. Retailers can no longer rely on their usual playbooks, with planning cycles completely upended. The post Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.