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1. How Did Your Supply Chain Fail Your Black Friday Efforts?
... limited to buying what’s on the shelves. They may have come with credit card in hand and ready to snatch up the item they read about in your Black Friday ad, but if it’s already gone they still have options. ...
Created on 26 November 2018
2. Brace for the Rush
... last days of the buying season. As a hedge against this Amazon is enlisting local entrepreneurs to help fulfill their last mile gaps. The company’s ‘Amazon Delivery Service Partners’ may make a difference ...
Created on 05 November 2018
3. Amazon Go - It’s all about the back end
... backend systems about more than standard cash register information, it updates shelf location data, consumer traffic patterns, and even how consumers handle the merchandise as they make buying decisions. ...
Created on 22 January 2018
4. Stop Rushing The Holidays! Try A Year-Round Retail Brand Experience Instead
The 2017 holiday season saw a significant increase in shopping, with nearly 80% of U.S. holiday shoppers buying gifts from Amazon, more than any other top retailer. Feeling the pressure to stay ahead of ...
Created on 19 December 2017
5. Online Holiday Shoppers May Break Distribution Channels
... tied to a location and it’s simply too easy to click a different link and buy from a different web site when the first order doesn’t arrive as expected. The shift to online holiday buying is on with ...
Created on 27 November 2017
6. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
... growing each year. The problem is one that is not going away or getting easier as consumers shift toward online purchasing. And as holiday deadlines loom closer, shoppers can compress their buying time ...
Created on 12 September 2017
7. Distribution Centers in the Omnichannel World
The role of the DC has certainly changed as omnichannel consumers have taken control of the buying experience. eCommerce order fulfillment requires an unprecendented level of coordination between supply ...
Created on 21 February 2017
8. Impact of Omnichannel Buying Continues
It's nearly impossible to over exaggerate the effects omnichannel consumers have had on retailers. Bob Ferrarri takes a look at how 3 well-known names have recently made significant business changes in ...
Created on 12 January 2017
9. How Legos Meets Holiday Demand
I don't know about you, but after buying, gifting, and assembling Legos over the holidays (as well as picking them out of my bare feet after stepping on various pieces) I'd find it interesting to know wha ...
Created on 10 January 2017
10. Omnichannel Influences Transportation Function
Transportation is one of the many supply chain functions that has been heavily influenced by the omnichannel customer. Visibility and data synchronization are two needs that ecommerce suppliers need to ...
Created on 11 October 2016
11. What to Call Procurement?
It's sort of a fundamental question: why the confusion on what to call the procurement function within organizations? Supply management, buying, purchasing, and procurement have all been tried, but whic ...
Created on 06 October 2016
12. Is Same-Day Delivery Sustainable?
Same-day delivery, on-demand delivery, whatever you want to call it, it's a challenge for every e-tailer. Although we know customers want it, can retailers do it profitably and will those folks buying th ...
Created on 02 June 2016
13. What’s Your AQ (Analytics Quotient)?
... will buy has become more difficult to keep up with as the pace of change has accelerated over the last few years. In the retail market consumers’ preferences and buying patterns change quickly. In the ...
Created on 07 March 2016
14. Retail by the App
... personalized recommendations similar to how and Netflix use buying history to find items you might be interested in buying. But all these advances depend on very rich item information combined ...
Created on 01 February 2016
15. Building a Buying Engine
How do you start to build your own guided buying engine? Well, Pierre Mitchell from the Spend Matters group has some good ideas.He provides the basics in a recent article on their site, and the benefits ...
Created on 28 December 2015
16. Streamlining the Retail Experience
... s throughout the buying cycle will continue.Ben Rossi writes about what to expect on the Information Age site. Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 22 December 2015
17. POS Data Sharing- The Ultimate Big Data
... as demand planning, improving supply chains to avoid stock outs and to better understand and act on buying habits so they can more accurately allocate advertising dollars. Of course, all those benefits ...
Created on 14 December 2015
18. On-Line Ordering Impact
Of all the changes resulting from the shift in consumer buying toward ecommerce, there's one I hadn't really considered that may be driving other developments. The increase of small shipments is overloadi ...
Created on 24 November 2015
19. Your EDI Payments - Exposed
...  so if any of my readers knows that please provide that in the blog, as these partners should be exposed) The use of this tactic is very unfortunate as it shows that these buying organizations are not truly p ...
Created on 09 November 2015
20. Supply chain visibility is key to success
... devil is in the details. Of course, companies want to know what end-customers are doing and buying, and creating that complex system is the challenge,” sums Jones. Tami Kamin Meyer is an Ohio attorney ...
Created on 03 September 2015