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Gartner Maturity Curve

How to Move from Gartner Stage 2 to Stage 3 Retailing

1 May, 2018

Using the Gartner Demand Planning five stage maturity scale, analyst Mike Griswold estimated on a recent call that...

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Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance

1 March, 2018

Many retailers consider competing against Amazon their biggest challenge. While the impact of Amazon is real, it is only...

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Is Digital Transformation Bringing Traditional Grocery to Its Expiration Date?

7 December, 2017

Grocery stores, long thought to be immune to the “Amazon Effect”, were shaken in August of 2017 when Amazon acquired...

Inventory Can Be Scary

31 October, 2017

“Your inventory problem is scary because you’re selling out before you can make new items to meet demand”. That’s what...

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The Difference between Multichannel, Omnichannel and Unified Commerce. And Why It’s Important.

24 August, 2017

Creating a common language is often an important first step to understanding new retail supply chain approaches, so we...

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...


Seven Recent Trends in Retail Demand Forecasting and Replenishment

24 May, 2017

Since most retailers are facing a shrinking operating “margin for error”, many are looking for more accurate demand...

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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...


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...

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