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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Fixing the Retail Supply Chain

The Network Effect

It’s common knowledge that retail is under tremendous pressure from ecommerce and changing consumer buying habits. The post Fixing the Retail Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Retail bankruptcies digital supply chain retailBut how bad is.

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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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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.

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. that has long plagued retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs-- leveraging a. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM".

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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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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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.

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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Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

final delivery, and from raw materials to retail store. INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions. in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc. Growing Challenges Shippers, carriers, terminal operators, freight forwarders and 3PLs spend millions of dollars and.

The Future of the Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain

The Network Effect

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. And unfortunately, retailers need to work on several of those.

Retail Suppliers Pitted Against Private Equity Investors

Supply Chain Matters

This particular blog applies to the retail industry and its associated supply chains and how private equity financing practices are pitting suppliers against investors. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Online Customer Fulfillment Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supplier Collaboration Supply Chain Risk Management supply chain insights Supply Chain Matters

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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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Podcast: The Challenges of Retail Pricing

Supply Chain Nation

But here in the real world, technology is making it easier for retailers to get deep customer insights to guide pricing and promotions strategies. I had the opportunity to talk to three retail industry experts about those challenges and how retailers are facing them: Kevin Sterneckert, JoAnn Martin and John Marron. Listen to the podcast to get a fuller understanding of why pricing is a crucial consideration for retailers who want to win on customer experience and loyalty.

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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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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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.

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

Despite some struggles, retail as a whole had a solid 2017, as total sales reached $3.5 Retailers & Shippers Chasing the Amazon Effect It seems that every online retailer is chasing Amazon, or rather, is being chased by Amazon.

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.

Five Tips for a LEAN Refresher for the Retail Season

Ryder Exchange

A retail customer recently wondered whether his organization needed to review its LEAN warehouse and distribution strategy for the coming back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons. The retail season can stretch even the best organizations at the seams.

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9 Retail & Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

FLEXE

One thing is for sure: 2017 was a big year for the retail and supply chain industries. The way we consume has fundamentally changed and it’s up to retailers and brands to make the necessary innovations to keep up (with Amazon). Retailers and brands take eCommerce into their own hands.

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

Tracking the Trends in the Retail Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

Every day, retail supply chain managers are tasked with meeting the rising demands of their customers. Retail Supply Chain

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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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Infographic: Unified Retail Planning Solutions

RELEX Solutions

The biggest opportunity for increased operational efficiency in retail lies in building a unified planning process spanning retail’s core functions: merchandising, supply chain, and store operations. How can RELEX help to unify your retail planning then?

E-Commerce Changes Traditional Retail Shipping Strategies

PLS Logistics

Customer demand and connectivity are high, and retailers are struggling to keep up with the competitive omni-channel environment. Supply chains are shifting in order to accommodate the rapidly changing landscape for the way people buy and the way goods are moved.

Personalization is Paramount – Finding Success in the New Age of Retail

Logistics Viewpoints

Retail is in the midst of a fundamental shift, thanks to the emergence of the digitally-savvy consumer. While these behaviors have added a layer of pressure for many retailers who had grown accustomed to mainly relying on lower prices and shipping discounts […]. The post Personalization is Paramount – Finding Success in the New Age of Retail appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

The Importance of Real-time Information in Retail Supply Chain Management

The Network Effect

The post The Importance of Real-time Information in Retail Supply Chain Management appeared first on The Network Effect. Retail Supply Chain Management customer service ecommerce real time retail supply chainby Sarah Miller, Business Writer, AF Logistics Online businesses understand that timing can mean everything in the world of supply.

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Shopping for a smarter retail transportation solution?

Ryder Exchange

3 reasons why an integrated retail transportation approach is the perfect ensemble. There’s no doubt about it, today’s multi-source, multi-channel world, no supply chain is as complex as the retail supply chain. Balancing the two is one of retailers’ biggest supply chain challenges.

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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

The State of the Retail Supply Chain

SCM Research

However, if the ultimate business objective of supply chain management is to satisfy the final consumer, it becomes clear that we should not forget about the special and major role the retail industry has in achieving this objective and, thus, consider their perspective. A new JDA-sponsored report, The State of the Retail Supply Chain (pdf), has been jointly developed by Auburn University and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

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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.

The Evolution of Retail Distribution

Techgistics

Direct to store deliveries were made on an infrequent basis and retailers had little control over the distribution process. Retailers viewed the supply chain as a series of disparate functions with materials management and physical distribution management functions managed separately.

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

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.

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.

Retail Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Link

This is most apparent in the retail industry where consumers want the latest trends instantly, and to meet that demand, shippers look for opportunities to shorten lead times and better manage their overall inventory.

For Retailers, Secondhand Clothes Are a Threat – and An Opportunity

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Secondhand clothing stores create a challenge for off-price retailers; Albertsons plans to roll out Plated meal kits at many stores; retailers are getting more aggressive in tracking customer returns; manufacturing jobs see strong growth; and SoftBank and Alibaba bet big on e-commerce. Despite challenges in brick-and-mortar retail, off-price retailers have seen trends moving in their favor. How will retailers respond?

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What Your Company Needs to Succeed in Today’s Retail Landscape

AIMMS

It’s no mystery that some of the world’s largest retail chains are struggling to survive. In Europe, V&D , a major Dutch department store, and Brantano , a large footwear retailer operating in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, have officially declared bankruptcy.

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