Video: How to Digitize the Retail Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Retailers today are in a poor position to compete against a vertically integrated and fully digitized online giants like Amazon. The post Video: How to Digitize the Retail Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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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. That dependency might now be on the verge of eroding… —– Read the full article: How Retailers Can Meet the Challenge of Amazon. The post Retailers’ Advantage Over Amazon appeared first on The Network Effect. Retail amazon bricks and mortar retail strategy titansRobert J.

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Us vs. Them: Retailer-Supplier Collaboration

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater A strong retailer-supplier connection can provide big benefits for retailers, suppliers, and even the end customer, but how does one go from a perfunctory partnership to a more intimate relationship that allows for things like common goal setting and joint improvement strategies?

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Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes.

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5 Reasons Cross-docking is Changing Retail Warehousing

Ryder Exchange

As retailers see increased store traffic on nights and weekends, smaller on-site inventory storage capacity, and greater competition from e-commerce and online retailers, more are viewing cross-docking as a strategic imperative.

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Grocery Retail in 2018

RELEX Solutions

It’s fair to say the grocery sector experienced a rapid evolvement during the past year and retailers have not been late to look for new ways to keep up with the changes. We’ve listed the five most interesting trends that grocery retailers can expect in 2018.

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The Unlikely Success of Nanostore Retailing

Supply Chain @ MIT

Millions of small, family-operated retailers known as nanostores are the main source of consumer packaged goods (CPG) for many consumers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Featured Strategy nanostore supply chain nanostores in developing countries retailing in emerging econmies success of small store modelThese mom-and-pop outlets have thrived by offering affordability as well as the right mix of items and convenience, and by gaining the trust of their customers.

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Bad habits in retail supply chain planning

The Network Effect

” This is especially true in the world of retail supply chain planning. They are a super-progressive Canadian retailer and early adopter of Flowcasting. Retail Supply Chain Planning The Network Effect retailThe People Speak!/Flickr. Flickr.

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Why “Distributed Order Management” is a top retail trend and why you should care

The Network Effect

Today I want to talk about an important concept in retail–Distributed Order Management (“DOM”). However delivering a seamless customer experience is a challenge for most retailers. Retail SaaS Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Planning cloud retail

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Fashion Retailers: Is inventory eating into your profits? (It is…)

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

CEO Inventory Management & Stock Control Supply Chain Analytics Integrated Business Planning retailI touched on the problem of expanding UK waistlines a few blogs ago and the topic popped up again recently when I was out and about shopping for clothes – no, not me.

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Seven Recent Trends in Retail Demand Forecasting and Replenishment

ToolsGroup

Most retailers are facing a shrinking operating “margin for error”. In a report entitled Market Guide for Retail Forecasting and Replenishment Solutions , Gartner analyst Mike Griswold spotlights seven recent trends in this area.

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Retail: Delivering on Promises

Supply Chain Link

Although inventory levels can cause many unpredictable challenges for retailers, it is also the one thing that connects them to their customers. Therefore, retailers have to be agile and. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Cross-Border Dedicated Fleets Retail Warehousing

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Omni-Channel Retailers Supply Chain Survival Plan

Logility

Omni-channel retailers must be able to leverage their inventory and supply chain visibility more intelligently, or risk being swamped by these “new world orders.” ” (see Retail TouchPoints white paper: Develop an Omni-Channel Competitive Advantage ).

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Teaching Case – Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer

SCM Research

This year’s winning case in the Production and Operations Management category is closely related to supply chain management: Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer , written by Kasra Ferdows, Jose A.D. The Case Centre has recently selected the winners of their 2017 Awards and Competitions.

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Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Talking Logistics

Drop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery. Retailers are willing to take the risk associated with releasing the inventory management and fulfilment process so product moves faster. Drop ship offers the retailer the ability to offset an extended product offering without having the space to store it.

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Shaping Retail’s Future: Learning and Insights from NRF 2018

Supply Chain Nation

Some of the best moments from this year’s NRF Expo highlighted the opportunities retailers have to grow and reinvent the industry in 2018. At Retail’s Big Show, attendees learned from engaging speakers, experienced new innovations in retailing and left with insights that’ll help their brands refocus on customer needs, building experiences that will build business and drive loyalty not only this year, but for years to come. Data is the New Currency of Retail.

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The Future of Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Blog Consumer Products RetailDuring recent select interviews with Target, Home Depot, Birchbox, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, DSW, and Tompkins International.

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2015 Retail Supply Chain Predictions

Kewill

As the hysteria of Cyber Week and the holiday rush subsides, we’re taking the time to look ahead to what 2015 will bring for the retail supply chain. Here are Kewill’s retail supply chain predictions for 2015, based on what we’re seeing from our customers globally. We can already see retailers starting to impose a higher minimum spend to qualify for free shipping and we expect this to become more widespread.

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The War Against Returns – Is the Retail Supply Chain Winning?

Kewill

After another record-breaking festive season, with double-digit ecommerce growth and mobile commerce growth into three digits for developed economies, and even higher where ecommerce is less established, it’s easy to forget about the impact of returns on the retail supply chain. As online and mobile sales grow exponentially, so do returns, and the headache (and cost) of dealing with them, for retailers , their suppliers and their logistics partners. .

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Retail Supply Chains in Canada are going ‘green’

Ryder Exchange

With rising fuel costs and customer expectations for retailers to be ‘green’ increasing, it’s becoming more important for retail supply chains to keep pace to win customers in the competitive retail environment. Retail Supply Chain

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What are the benefits of distributed order management for retailers?

The Network Effect

” Today I want to give you an example about how DOM makes sense for retailers. Given that retail is in a constant battle to improve margins in the face of stagnant pricing, many retailers have aggressively cut back on inventory levels to save on carrying costs and obsolescence.

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Retailers Begin to Position Online Shipping Practices

Supply Chain Matters

Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain intelligent fulfillment Supply chain Matters blogWe close out a very busy week with some updates relative to previous supply chain management and industry developments highlighted in prior Supply Chain Matters postings.

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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

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Retail Supply Chain Planning Best Practices from Frost & Sullivan

ToolsGroup

Frost & Sullivan has reported its best practices in technology leadership in supply chain management for the Retail and Wholesale Distribution Industry. One key component of retail SCP excellence, according to the firm, is the use of a bottom-up approach to demand forecasting.

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The Kickoff of NRF 2018 and the Future of Retail

Supply Chain Matters

The National Retail Federation’s Annual Conference, NRF 2018, kicks-off this weekend and runs until Tuesday. Unlike last year, this year’s gathering should provide a far more optimistic perspective regarding the future of retail from a merchandising, online technology, and supply chain capability perspective.

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Unified Retail Planning – Breaking Out of Retail’s Functional Silos

RELEX Solutions

Retail today isn’t for the faint-hearted. A recent quote from business magnate and investor Warren Buffet is quite telling, “I think retailing is just too tough for me, just generally.”. In any case, it is evident that retailers no longer can afford to sustain inefficient operations.

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E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers

CHAINalytics

The post E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Service Supply Chain Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Transportation What's New Americas Ecommerce Georgia Logistics Summit Irv Grossman Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain

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Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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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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The Role 3PLs and Value-Added Services Play in an Omni-Channel Retail Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

In our world of technological innovation, the pressure to provide consumers with faster and more efficient levels of service is mounting, and retail manufacturers are feeling the impact.

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The Fascinating World of Grocery Retail Supply Chains

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

I’ve always been fascinated with grocery retail supply chains. I spent 4 years working for Ahold USA, the U.S. corporate parent of the Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover chains, and… Supply Chain Management food industry grocery supply chain grocery trade

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The Perfect Gift for Retailers this Christmas

Kewill

Little known to everyone else, it is also the most stressful time of the year for retailers and e-tailers from all over the world to fulfill these gift orders. It is not easy being a retailer. Few retailers have the capacity to truly contemplate the environmental impact of transportation on their carbon footprint. Unless retailers are able to access the logistics providers’ system, they have to rely fully on what they are told with no idea what is in the black box.

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Part 1: Delivery Promise Gap – The Distance between What Retailers Offer and Customers Expect

FLEXE

Every retailer with a stake in eCommerce (and that should be everyone by now) knows delivery promise is critical to sales. As customers, we value cost and speed and we expect retailers to keep their word. The trouble is, Amazon was designed for eCommerce retail.

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Post-Holiday Retail Returns

Supply Chain Link

Retail product returns are a crucial component in developing the relationship between a retailer and consumer. The return process is at the top of the priority list for retailers to build long-term relationships and establish loyalty.

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Shoes of Prey Presents Prescriptive Analytics at Retail Supply Chain Summit

River Logic

At this year's Annual Online Retail Supply Chain Summit, held in Melbourne, Australia, River Logic's customer Shoes of Prey gave a keynote entitled "Overcoming key supply chain challenges to meet customer fulfillment." Presented by Chris McCallum, Chief Operating Officer at Shoes of Prey , the keynote focused on three topics: Prescriptive Analytics Customers Retail

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Case YNAP: Why the world’s leading online luxury retailer chose RELEX’s retail planning system

RELEX Solutions

Case YNAP: Why the world’s leading online luxury retailer chose RELEX’s retail planning system. World’s leading online luxury fashion retailer. To continue to provide the best experience to its customers worldwide and scale its operations efficiently, YNAP selected RELEX Solutions as a strategic partner for its retail and supply chain planning solutions. YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer. Retail Case Study ynap

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Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies: You Need to Upgrade your Supply Chain if You Want to Succeed!

The Network Effect

For the last 25 years or so, retailers and consumer goods companies have relied on enterprise-centric supply chain software and. The post Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies: You Need to Upgrade your Supply Chain if You Want to Succeed!

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The Implications of Online Omni-Channel Retail Invokes Additional Consequences and Actions

Supply Chain Matters

In August of 2016, this blog’s parent, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, published a research advisory titled: The Beginning of a New Phase of Online and Omni-Channel Fulfillment for B2C and Retail Supply Chains. The prime takeaways from that advisory was that 2016 marked the beginning of the newest phase of B2C online retail […].

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Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports. Retailers rely heavily on these ports for imported goods coming in from Asia. While it is true that retailers still rely heavily on the U.S.

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How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel retailers today require agility in order to compete and thrive. When it comes to adapting the retail network for an omni-channel approach, a focus on the customer is essential. In addition, shoppers expect retailers to have products they want when it comes to brand, size, style and color. At the end of any season, product becomes scarce in a retailer’s network. Retailers need to determine how much extra work it will cause for associates.

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