Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming retail transportation’s supply chain and logistics processes. Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. But what are some of the unintended consequences retailers are experiencing by jumping in without a plan?

Don’t Jump In Without a Plan: Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming the supply chain and logistics processes of retailers, especially their transportation processes. But many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, siloed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. What are some of the unintended consequences retailers are experiencing by jumping in without a plan?

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

If you are buying widgets, there are many ways to make your purchase, from going to a retail location, ordering online or using a standard procurement software tool that allows you to order lots of widgets and receive them over a specified period of time.

Let’s Talk About Global Sourcing

Amber Road

When comparing today's retail environment with the past, it isn't surprising that the industry remains focused on improving visibility in the supply chain (again). China Trade Management Global Sourcing Events Supplier & Product Traceability

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

final delivery, and from raw materials to retail store. Sourcing it from third-party sources is interesting and. IoT-sourced data offers exciting opportunities but in the shipping industry, there’s value within. multiple sources.

Is “In-Sourcing” the Answer to Rigid, Enterprise Software?

The Network Effect

Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com. “The in-sourcing and custom development is a painstaking process, but one McNamara says is necessary before the retailer can begin analyzing its supply chain for sales and customer trends and better allocate resources across the enterprise. Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com. The post Is “In-Sourcing” the Answer to Rigid, Enterprise Software?

Global Sourcing and Improving Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain 24/7

When comparing today's retail environment with the past, it isn't surprising that the industry remains focused on improving visibility in the supply chain (again

Is Ethical and Visible Sourcing Within Reach?

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Are manufacturers, retailers and brands serious about providing sourcing visibility to ensure ethical supply chains? And are consumers willing to pay for it

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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Is Supply Chain “The” Source of Greater Economic Stability?

Logistics Viewpoints

I thought about the transition from “push” processes to greater use of demand pull in replenishment; how retailers are sharing downstream POS data with their suppliers to develop a more efficient supply network; how multi-echelon inventory optimization […]. On Saturday I engaged in a rare weekend activity for myself – I actually thought about supply chain.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

sources of value for customers. The first challenge all shippers, including retailers, manufacturers, and 3PLs. Without a centralized data source insights are difficult to gather and hidden.

The Future of Retail Technology

Repl Group

Retail history is littered with has-been megastars. Keeping your ear to the ground and staying on the front foot of retail technology is key to survival. We share our views on the future of retail tech. How Changing Consumer Expectations Have Altered Retail. Rewind to 1850 and local shops and markets were the only retail option providing essential goods to people who lived nearby. As mass market retail took hold, shopping options expanded.

Dealing with Risk, Uncertainty and Tariffs: What the Recent Tariff Delay Means for Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

That’s sort of what retailers are going through right now with the whipsaw nature of the trade war with China. Soon after, realizing the damaging impact on retailers and consumers during the holiday shopping season, he backed the start date off to December 15.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. Sourcing Consultant. Introduction.

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.

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End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

Retailers and manufacturers. simply seeing information in one place, aggregating data from multiple sources. 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.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. Using technology for retail capacity building.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. Using technology for retail capacity building.

Bad Retail is Dead — Long Live Retail

Enterra Insights

Brick-and-mortar retailers continue to declare bankruptcy at an alarming rate. Ben Unglesbee ( @Ben_RetailDive ) and Cara Salpini ( @CaraSalpini ) bluntly write, “Last year was a dismal one for certain retailers. Those ‘certain’ retailers include ones with a lot of debt, that depend on malls and whose business is especially susceptible to the explosion of Amazon online and off-price sellers in the physical world. Bad retail is dead.”[2].

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Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model

Cerasis

An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. Therefore, an omnichannel retail strategy must become the new standard business model for companies wanting to remain competitive.

Tariffs and 5 Areas Retailers Need to Focus on Now

Supply Chain Nation

For decades, from hardware to electronics, textiles, food, household goods, and general merchandise; retailers have been offering lower prices on goods sourced overseas. Retail strategies to mitigate costs. What can retailers do?

Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

JDA software

It’s a new year and retail is moving faster—finally we’re seeing retailers looking in the right direction—up. So, take five, grab a cup of coffee and read on for my predictions of what the end of a decade in retail has in store. What are your retail predictions for 2019?

Is it Advantage Organized Retail in India?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Guest post by a former UPS colleague and now independent consultant with a particular specialty in India, e-commerce and retail. For more on Raghu and how to contact him with questions, sources etc. There has been a sea change in the Indian Retail landscape over the past ten years.

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Bangladesh Catastrophes Drive Ethical Sourcing Initiatives

Logistics Viewpoints

Sourcing to low cost destinations is not a new development and Bangladesh has been a favored destination of apparel brands and retailers. This incident, and three others during 2013-14, challenged the sourcing strategies of large […].

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

4 Reasons Sustainability is a Major Focus for Fresh Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

As sustainability becomes increasingly important to many consumers, grocery retailers are challenged with how to keep up with these modern customer demands. From reducing carbon footprints to delivering more personalized inventory assortment based on locally sourced products and more, watch as Fab shares ways grocers can enhance their sustainability efforts while also meeting consumer expectations. Supply Chain fresh retailers grocers grocery series sustainability Video blog

Sorting out Risk in FinTech Source Chains

NC State SCRC

But emerging technology is now beginning to create new ways to think about sourcing risk, which in the past has been a very manual, encumbered process. This has caused banks to look at the flow of activities in the “source chain”, which refers to the way that third parties use bank data for different opreations. Today, this end to end sourcing process has literally hundreds of different steps in the process. Let’s examine the source chain in more detail.

An Introduction to Blockchain for Retailers

Repl Group

And what does it mean in practical terms for retailers? The Blockchain Opportunity for Retailers. This is all very interesting, but what does blockchain signify for retailers? In fact, Walmart are already using it to track down contaminated food sources to ensure customer safety.

When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

One of the things I most look forward to when attending the RILA Supply Chain conference is all of the great retail global logistics & supply chain professionals and information to be found assembled all in one place.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The modern retail consumer. Digital retailers have changed consumers’ expectations across the entire retail landscape, with convenience and immediate access to almost any product now foremost in consumers’ minds. Gaps in modern retail supply chains.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The modern retail consumer. Digital retailers have changed consumers’ expectations across the entire retail landscape, with convenience and immediate access to almost any product now foremost in consumers’ minds. Gaps in modern retail supply chains.

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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Retail Inventory Shrinkage Remains a Problem

Enterra Insights

Retail Shrinkage is a serious retail challenge, especially when its causes can’t be accurately determined. retailers just under $50 billion combined. Paul Trujillo ( @TruPaultx ), a Product Marketing Manager at Informatics, reports, “According to the National Retail Federation, there are five main ways for your supply to disappear.”[1] ” Regardless of how inventory is lost, shrinkage costs retailers a lot of money.

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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Does Transparency Begin with Brands and Retailers?

Adjuno

Just as consumer focus on farm-to-table has increased supply chain transparency within the food retail industry, an increasing focus on what materials, apparel, footwear or furniture are made of, the origin of these materials and manufacturing processes is set to transform fashion retail. In a latest report by Sourcing Journal – 85 percent respondents said transparency is either extremely or very important to their industries’ success.

The Hidden Complexity in the Retail Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Introducing Lean In Retail … Start in the Backroom! As consumers the complexity in the retail supply chain is usually oblivious to us. There is a tremendous amount of complexity which Retailers must navigate to provide this experience. The Retail Calendar.

The Reshoring Initiative: 3 Reasons Why American Retailers Are Reshoring U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Cerasis

Retailers are also climbing aboard the reshoring trend, with Walmart issuing an open call for U.S. And how does this benefit manufacturers in the retail industry ? Here’s a look at some of the reasons why retailing companies are increasingly bringing manufacturing jobs back home. The Reshoring Initiative lists thirteen separate reasons why retailers can benefit from supporting their project to bring more manufacturing jobs back to America.