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Gartner Study Identifies Supply Chain User Wants and Needs

6 June, 2017

Source: 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study, Dwight Klappich

The annual Gartner Supply Chain...

Retail Supply Chain Planning Best Practices from Frost & Sullivan

30 May, 2017

Frost & Sullivan has reported its best practices in technology leadership in supply chain management for the Retail and...

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Seven Recent Trends in Retail Demand Forecasting and Replenishment

24 May, 2017

Most retailers are facing a shrinking operating “margin for error”. So it’s not surprising that many are looking for more

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Retailers, Is Machine Learning a Little Black Dress or an Accessory?

28 April, 2017

At first glance, a discussion about clothing and technology seems a bit incongruous, even for a retail focused blog. What...

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The Amazon Revolution, Part II: Tuning Your Multichannel Supply Chain to Compete

13 September, 2016

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In the retail revolution, Wal-Mart first brought low-cost goods to the shelf. Amazon then...

The Amazon Supply Chain Revolution, Part I

6 September, 2016

 

You can tell it’s a revolution when heads roll, and “heads” (brick-and-mortar stores) are rolling in retail. Macy’s is...

Why Individual Retail Stores Shouldn’t Order Their Own Inventory

19 July, 2016

In the old days, each store knew best what inventory it needed to keep shelves stocked and customers satisfied. But with...

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

17 May, 2016

For multi-channel retailers, it’s getting increasingly difficult to survive in “the Amazon jungle”. Bob Ferrari of Supply...

The Challenge of “Click and Collect” Supply Chain Planning

29 September, 2015

“Click and Collect” lockers and sales kiosks are becoming increasingly popular methods of order fulfilment, and for good...

Supply Chain Innovation: Plan or Perish in the “Cold Chain”

18 August, 2015

  

Note: There will be no blog post next week due to summer holidays.

If it’s hot in August, you can duck in and out of...

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