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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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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Head Scratching Report on December 2018 U.S. Retail Sales

Supply Chain Matters

retail sales activity in the all-important month of December has a lot of heads scratching, including that of Supply Chain Matters. Commerce Department report on December retail sales at stores, online and at restaurants had reportedly declined a seasonally adjusted 1.2

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Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

This afternoon, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen congratulation emails to the Supply Chains to Admire award winners. Each year, based on feedback from supply chain leaders, we refine the methodology. Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

Retailers and manufacturers. looking to transform their supply chains. supply chains with data and gaining better. visibil ity of your supply chain. entire supply chain so that you can see. biggest oppor tunity in supply chain.

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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Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech- January 18, 2019 Edition

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news that occurred during the week of January 14, 2019.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

The Fascinating World of Grocery Retail Supply Chains

All Things Supply Chain

I’ve always been fascinated with grocery retail supply chains. 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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Another Optimistic Forecast for 2019 U.S. Retail Sales

Supply Chain Matters

The National Retail Federation is forecasting that U.S. retail sales for 2019 will increase between 3.9 Retail industry customer fulfillment and supply chain management teams should likely be preparing for another active year but with contingency planning in-place.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

The fundamental challenge is the complexity of global trade, which relies on a chain of. supply chain. Yet despite mountains of data available in today’s global supply chain, the. all touchpoints in and around the supply. in the supply network.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply Chain

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

Cerasis

While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes. With 7 percent of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) tied up in inventory, reports the 21 st Century Supply Chain Blog , your organization must go beyond the analytics and understand the broad impact of analytics in your company. Supply Chain Warehouse

Bad habits in retail supply chain planning

The Network Effect

” This is especially true in the world of retail supply chain planning. It drives replenishment across all locations in the supply chain simultaneously. They are a super-progressive Canadian retailer and early adopter of Flowcasting. The People Speak!/Flickr.

How digitalization ensures survival in physical retail

Quintiq

Experts say that every second physical retailer is expected to shut down within the next 15 years. It’s easy to see why: digital economy has changed the rules in supply and demand. Customer loyalty is the decisive factor for physical retailers.

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Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

A Blueprint For Supply Chain Transformation The Data First Approach Introduction Over the past few decades, supply chains have evolved from a sub-function. The businesses that optimized their supply chain operations to deliver on. supply chain is data.

Emerging Trends to Embrace for Retail Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Network

I think this is an excellent opportunity to reflect on some key emerging retail supply chain trends to get everyone’s juices flowing again. Following the largest single day of snow in 50 years, we’ve just finished ploughing through January 2019 here in Toronto!

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

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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Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. Five months of analysis.

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

6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

Talking Logistics

In a conference call with investors in February 2015, Macy’s CFO Karen Hoguet summed up the primary objective of most retailers today : “We are making investments in growth, we want to accelerate growth, but it needs to be profitable growth.”. — Supply Chain Visibility.

Mastering the Balancing Act in Retail Supply Chains

American Global Logistics

[1] “2018 Demographics,” NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show. The post Mastering the Balancing Act in Retail Supply Chains appeared first on AGL. Blog 4pl digital logistics supply chain management supply chain tech supply chain technology

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. This “outside-in” tactic translates multi-channel demand into the forecast and supply chain.

A Supply Chain Matters Podcast with Dr. Parag Khanna, Author of The Future is Asian

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters blog Editor Bob Ferrari recently had the opportunity to record a podcast conversation with renowned globalization scholar and international best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna. Supply Chain Matters Podcast with Dr. Parag Khanna.

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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.

Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech: January 25, 2019 Edition

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news that occurred during the week of January 29, 2019, which we believe woul d be of interest to our readers.

E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers

CHAINalytics

That’s what audience members did during the panel discussion on the future of e-commerce supply chains that we were called on to assemble at the 2015 […]. The post E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers appeared first on Chainalytics.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process of compiling the Supply Chains to Admire report for last year’s Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , the research team at Supply Chain Insights calculated the rate of supply chain improvement of companies by industry for the period of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s.

[Infographic] Modern Retail Supply Chains: Why Investment in Omnichannel Is Rising

Cerasis

Modern retail supply chains resemble patchwork quilts, made up of thousands of squares (warehouses and suppliers) and stitches (supply chain systems). Consumers Demand Transparency from Retail Supply Chains. Supply Chain

Another Sobering Warning for Retail Industry- This Time from a Major Industry Supply Chain Influencer

Supply Chain Matters

A rather sobering announcement from major apparel supply chain influencer Li & Fung adds further reinforcement of unprecedented business and supply chain challenges impacting global retailers.

Retail Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Link

Businesses and their supply chains have evolved as trends and consumer behavior has also changed. Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog provide our annual ten predictions concerning industry and global supply chains for the coming year. We have maintained this tradition since the founding of this blog in 2008 and it continues to be quite popular with our readers and clients.

Fast Fashion Retail Requires Supply Chain Strategy Shifts

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has provided a number of retail industry focused commentaries regarding the trend toward Fast Fashion that has been pioneered by Zara and now other retailers. We now call attention to our blog readers to an industry focused commentary that has Supply Chain Matters focused insights.

The Branded Supply Chain

Quintiq

What do H&M and Whirlpool know about supply chains that many of their competitors don’t? It is that world-class supply chains embody world-class brands by delivering to the customers the promises made and stories told by their marketing departments.

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 […].