Retail Supply Chain And Inventory Management News And Information Retail Supply Chain And Inventory Management News And Information

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What’s Next For Retail: Navigating Your Business From Now Into The Future

Retail is changing at such a rapid pace it’s hard to imagine what the future may hold. As a retailer, you not only are challenged to offer the products your customers want today, but to do so profitably while providing optimal customer service and staying one step ahead of your competitors — remaining agile enough to address whatever lies ahead.

Moving To A Single Stock Pool For All Channels

As multichannel or omni-channel retailing develops, the retail industry is recognising that the most efficient form of operation is to service all channels from a single stock pool. This could be physically held in a variety of locations, most commonly warehouses and stores.

A Single Commerce Platform for Omnichannel Retailing

How a unified approach accelerates the journey to omnichannel, creating competitive advantage along the way

Optimizing Retail Allocation: 10 Must-Have Capabilities

Superior Retail Allocation from DC to Store Door Requires the Right Resources.

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ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS

  • Retail Tech Spending 2016
    Retail Tech Spending 2016

    As the groundwork for enterprisewide data visibility falls into place, a game of connect-the-data dots is playing out in stores.

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FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Inter-Store Inventory & Assortment Balancing
    Inter-Store Inventory & Assortment Balancing

    The Right Product at the Right Store at the Right Time.

  • SATO CLNX Series Industrial Thermal Printers
    SATO CLNX Series Industrial Thermal Printers

    With the NEW CLNX Series your problems are solved! Only the CLNX will address the typical thermal printer issues you experience today by its many user friendly features and rugged design.

  • Perfect Pick
    Perfect Pick

    Perfect Pick was Engineered to Simplify Order Fulfillment Technology. Perfect Pick is truly unique. Perfect Pick’s “one touch” design is based on a single automated component – the iBOT. Perfect Pick does not require lifts, conveyors, or multiple transfer points, which add complexity to the system. By eliminating these additional touch points and by streamlining the picking process, Perfect Pick increases throughput and results in a more reliable and cost effective system.

  • SATO CS-9018 Tag Cutter Stacker
    SATO CS-9018 Tag Cutter Stacker

    The Sato® CS-9018 Cutter/Stacker is a self-contained, continuous-form, ticket-handling device. It is designed to slit, cut and sequentially stack preprinted tickets at a rate of 188,000 per hour.

  • SATO TH2 Portable Retail Printer
    SATO TH2 Portable Retail Printer

    Portable, Handy, Smart. The TH2 direct thermal 2" standalone printer is truly revolutionary. Designed for portability and functionality, the battery-operated TH2 allows users to print text, graphics, linear and 2D barcodes in high resolution. With its built-in keypad, there's no need for a PC.

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SUPPLY CHAIN RESEARCH SUPPLEMENTS

Cutting-Edge Supply Chain Strategies: Omni-Channel's Next Big ThingCutting-Edge Supply Chain Strategies: Omni-Channel's Next Big Thing

Consumer expectations of a seamless omni-channel experience are reinventing the supply chain.

Communication between retailers and suppliers will look very different in the near future. In order to meet the increasing demands of the consumer, control costs, and enhance collaboration, retailers and suppliers must improve processes for sharing data and extract as much value as possible from that data. The Trading Partner Interface of the Future, as conceptualized by RVCF, will achieve these goals while strengthening relationships between retailers and suppliers. By exploring the key areas of retailer-supplier communication, this report provides insights into what such a solution would entail and the business benefits it would create. Stakeholders in technology companies should take note that it is our vision that unrestricted, synchronized data sharing is the direction of the future.


Tech Spending 2015Tech Spending 2015: The Any-Channel Revolution Takes Shape

In 2014, retail investments focused on the consumer experience. In 2015, retail technology spending will meet shoppers’ collective calls for seamless engagement in any channel.

Since 2009, Integrated Solutions For Retailers has been mapping the tech spending plans of our subscriber base, benchmarking retailers’ implementation priorities and the trends that drive those priorities along the way. The comprehensive survey data we collect annually during late Q3 and early Q4 — this year from more than 200 retail decision makers across several disciplines — paints a clear and accurate picture of what’s to come in the following year. We began conducting the survey in the wake of near financial collapse, at a time when many retailers were intent to merely keep the lights on. A look back at our December 2009 predictions shows an industry investing in bare minimum maintenance of legacy systems, even as consumers began leveraging new mobile and e-commerce technologies that put intense competitive pressure on traditional and fledgling cross-channel retailers. Over the next two years, retail tech spending gradually climbed out of perseverance mode. 

SUPPLY CHAIN MULTIMEDIA

  • Consumer Expectations Soar: What Does It Mean For Retailers?
    Consumer Expectations Soar: What Does It Mean For Retailers?

    Prepare yourself for the new retail.  In 2016 IBM surveyed 1,500 U.S. consumers aged 13 to 60+ to (1) find out what today’s consumers consider most important when choosing where to shop and (2) compare those results to a similar study done in 2011.

  • vPMS To Minimize Variation And OOS Causes

    Dan Gilmore, Editor-in-Chief, Supply Chain Digest, Greg Holder, CEO and Co-Founder, Compliance Networks, Camille Fratanduono, VP of Merchandising Operations, Pep Boys, and Richard Wilhjelm, VP of Business Development, Compliance Networks define and discuss the impact of vendor performance management solutions for minimizing late deliveries and troubles, and maximizing fill-rates and ASN accuracy.

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