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.

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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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.

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?

Why Grocery Retailers Need to Embrace Digitization Now

The Network Effect

In InboundLogistics.com, Bernard Goor discusses the disruption about to hit grocery retailers, and how they can hold their market share. The post Why Grocery Retailers Need to Embrace Digitization Now appeared first on The Network Effect. Grocery Retail amazon digital supply chain digital transformation digitalization grocery retail

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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 ).

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Fix Your Retail Supply Chain to Make the Last Mile Count

Logistics Bureau

If your company is trading in the fast-paced arena of omnichannel retail , this is one buzzword you really need to pay attention to. Strangely enough, the asset that matters most here is the one which retailers often overlook completely—the human one.

How to Win in Retail: Be Something Amazon is Not

Supply Chain Nation

In a recent CNBC article, Retailers are finally starting to buck Amazon’s takeover , Jim Cramer highlighted some good points about Amazon and the retail industry. However, there was a point that I disagree with, which was how the only way retailers can beat Amazon is to become more like Amazon. The way retailers will win in an Amazon world is to be something Amazon is not. Retailers win when they do things Amazon can’t or won’t do.

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

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.

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.

eCommerce Continues To Drive Retail Supply Chain Transformation

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The growth of eCommerce, the evolution of consumer expectations, and the globalization of eCommerce have resulted in many changes in the requirements of retail supply chains. The post eCommerce Continues To Drive Retail Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog 3PL Consumer Products Retail

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.

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 […].

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.

Retail Logistics: When Fast Isn't Fast Enough

Inbound Logistics

This story looks at some recent trends affecting retail supply chains, including demand for speed and flexibility, ongoing emphasis on omnichannel marketing, and globalization

Retailers Eliminate Supply Chain Silos To Achieve Omnichannel

Loftware

There has been a growing push among omnichannel retailers to improve their supply chain management practices. Supply Chain Retail

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.

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.

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

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.

Four Ways Amazon’s Changes to Whole Foods will Impact Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

And if retailers were disturbed by the initial news of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, they should be in scramble mode now, with the details that are coming out and the possibility of more. While grocers will feel the most immediate disruption, all retailers will need to take notice, as this is a model that could repeat itself across other segments as Amazon continues to expand its footprint. The Disruption to the Retail Industry.

E-Commerce and Supply Chain Management Skills Driving Retail Industry Talent Needs

Supply Chain Matters

In the spirit of passing along career tips to our millennial generation readers, we call attention to a recent report of recruiting trends in the fashion retail industry. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported on current retail industry recruiting trends which reflect much of what our consultancy has advocated for some time, namely those efforts to […].

Small is the new big: Millennials & the future of retail

Quintiq

In the past decade, physical stores have been facing increased competition from online retailers catering to Millennials. trillion annually and represent 30 percent of total retail sales” ( source ). Here are five smart ways retailers can engage Millennials on a personal level: 1.

Editor’s Pick: The Ideal Inventory Optimization Approach for Omni-channel Retailers

Talking Logistics

Is there anything better for delighting customers than robust omni-channel retail experiences? Editor's Pick Retail Trends Supply Chain & Logistics Trends inventory optimization Manhattan Associates omni-channel Retail SuperconsumerNote: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Top 5 Ways Augmented Reality and Apple ARKit Will Transform Retail and Logistics

FLEXE

From B2C to B2B, AR has the potential to change the world in many ways, here are the top five ways AR will change retail and the supply chain: ONE. With AR, retailers can take personalization a step further by using technology to further immerse customers in the buying experience.