Retail’s Not Dead: Changing the Conversation about the Evolving Retail Experience

Supply Chain Nation

These days, it seems like almost every time a retail chain shuts underperforming stores or has a leadership change, many in the news media and industry press rush to ask the same question: Is this another sign of the “Retail Apocalypse?”. But retailers and industry experts know that this rush to print gloom-and-doom headlines often ignores other factors, such as debt and customer experience. Or is there a better name for what we’re seeing in retail today?

So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

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.

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.

Video 182

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.

Retail 241

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?

Retail 166

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

Retail 176

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.

Retail 122

Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

opportunities for retailers, but it has come with. AOffer 2-Day Shipping to Your. Customers by Distributing Your. Inventory 1INTRODUCTION One of the biggest challenges faced by every. business that deals with physical goods is the. creation and maintenance of a supply chain/logistics. network.

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 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

Retail 140

The Jury is Still Out on the Death of Retail

Supply Chain @ MIT

As industry bankruptcies continue unabated and technologies such as conversational commerce make it easier for consumers to buy goods online, it seems that bricks-and-mortar retailing is doomed.

How to Move from Gartner Stage 2 to Stage 3 Retailing

ToolsGroup

Using the Gartner Demand Planning five stage maturity scale, analyst Mike Griswold estimated on a recent call that retailers as a group averaged just 2.3 In this stage, retailers hire demand planners to create more accurate forecasts by using point-of-sale data and online transaction history.

Retail 159

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

The first challenge all shippers, including retailers, manufacturers, and 3PLs. A Blueprint For Supply Chain Transformation The Data First Approach Introduction Over the past few decades, supply chains have evolved from a sub-function.

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.

Retail 188

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.

Retail 130

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.

Retail 111

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lean 186

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.

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

Retail 130

Discover the New Playbook for Evolving Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

It’s far too easy to get so caught up in headlines about the so-called “retail apocalypse” that we forget to see the successes in retail today. From new cutting-edge technologies that reduce fulfillment times and maximize revenue, to new ways of leveraging data that can personalize and promote like never before, these are exciting times to be a retailer. We dive into the “5 Ps of Retail” – people, product, price, placement and promotions.

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

Canada 186

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

Retail 109

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

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.

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.

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.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together by a common denominator: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge.

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.

Retail 130

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.

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.

Retail 127