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1. Visibility and the Omnichannel Shopper
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Multichannel, omnichannel, or whatever you want to call it is driving huge change in the retail supply chain. Of course, one of the holy grails of supply chain processes, visibility, is a key component ...
Created on 28 March 2017
2. RFID's Resurgence
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There was a lot of buzz around RFID a decade or so ago, but it dropped beneath the radar for awhile. It never really went away and is now resurgent, led by ecommerce-related demand.A case study involving ...
Created on 15 March 2017
3. Demand Planning Innovation
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It should come as no surprise that supply chain planning is going through big changes. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, is intimately familiar with the process. She discusses how demand planning is ...
Created on 25 February 2017
4. Merck Removes Its Silos
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The word "silo" generally carries negative connotations in the business world. There are good reasons for that.In a summary of a case study of the giant Merck corporation, Alexa Cheater on the 21st Century ...
Created on 24 February 2017
5. Retailers Gear Up for 2017
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Digitization seems to be driving a lot of activity in the supply chain. Within the retail space, that's an understatement.On the Multichannel Merchant site, Jeff McCandless examines what will be needed ...
Created on 24 February 2017
6. P2P 101
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eProcurement is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really encompass? It's a broad concept that fortunately the folks at Spend Matters have done a great job taking apart for ...
Created on 14 February 2017
7. RFID Pumps Up Inventory Accuracy
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... z on the WWD site, RFID is responsible for improving a key component of omnichannel selling, inventory accuracy. See his article HERE. ...
Created on 09 February 2017
8. Key Predictions for the New Year
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It's getting a bit late for 2017 predictions, but Dan Gilmore's collection at Supply Chain Digest are usually so prescient that we need to get them out there.He's contacted some of the great supply chain ...
Created on 28 January 2017
9. Need to Trim Supply Chain Costs?
(News)
...  where to look for the low hanging fruit.From inventory on the shelf to supply chain strategies, the opportunities are there. Read his thoughts HERE. ...
Created on 26 January 2017
10. S&OP Metrics Benefits
(News)
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) has been a popular supply chain topic, but most companies aren't there yet. From a measurements standpoint, a robust S&OP process is something to shoot for, though.In ...
Created on 19 January 2017
11. Impact of Omnichannel Buying Continues
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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
12. Looking Forward to 2017?
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...  truckload shipping, so they’ll be transporting inventory to those warehouses at some point. Both IoT and Big Data have myriad applications across consumer and business segments, with one significant resul ...
Created on 10 January 2017
13. How Legos Meets Holiday Demand
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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 ...
Created on 10 January 2017
14. Making Reservations for On-Line Customers
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The impact of the omnichannel consumer on retailers is hard to overstate. One of the crucial decisions to make is how much inventory to reserve for shipments to ecommerce customers and how to reserve it.On ...
Created on 04 January 2017
15. eCommerce Risks
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You may not see the terms 'risk management' and 'ecommerce' in the same sentence very often, but they indeed belong together. That's due to the growing presence of omnichannel consumers, their high expectations, ...
Created on 03 January 2017
16. Retail Flexibility For the Holidays
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It's a Christmas wish and a little late, but Bill DuBois is hoping Santa brings a flexible supply chain in the future. For the retailer, the holidays are an inventory forecasting challenge.In his articl ...
Created on 29 December 2016
17. History of Procurement Software
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Jason Busch takes an ambitious shot at tracing the history of procurement technology in a recent piece on the Spend Matters site. It's a great start at identifying how procurement has grown up along with ...
Created on 20 December 2016
18. Explaining Carter's Supply Chain Success
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Virtually everyone with kids is familiar with the 'Carter's' brand. Lora Cecere interviews Carter's Supply Chain EVP in a recent article on her Supply Chain Shaman site.This supply chain leader has some ...
Created on 13 December 2016
19. VTech's Supply Chain Story
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In a great interview on her site, Lora Cecere sits down with the CEO of VTech to talk about how supply chain decisions contributed to his company's successes.It's an instructive case study on how to identify ...
Created on 08 December 2016
20. Visibility in an Omnichannel World
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In the age of the omnichannel consumer, the importance of inventory visibility can't be denied. This means visibility across the board: on the shelf in the DC and branch locations, inbound shipments, fulfillment ...
Created on 24 November 2016