Newsletter | December 12, 2018

12.12.18 -- 3 Surprising Findings From The EPC/RFID Retail Supply Chain Data Exchange Study

 
Featured Editorial
3 Surprising Findings From The EPC/RFID Retail Supply Chain Data Exchange Study
Guest Column | By Justin Patton, Auburn University RFID Lab

Whether you’re investing in experiential store concepts or extending e-commerce capabilities, one thing is for sure—the retail industry is undergoing a serious evolution, driven by the unique demands of today’s consumer. It’s never been more important to have whatever the consumer wants on the shelf (digital or physical) at the exact time that he or she needs it.

GDPR & Retail: How To Secure & Manage Data
A conversation with Dr. Alfred Rolington and Piers Clayden of The GDPR Advisory Board

The European Commission announced an agreement to finalize General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect this May, harmonizing previous and other data protection regulations throughout the EU. The Retail Solutions network spoke with Dr. Alfred Rolington, GDPR Advisory Board senior cyber security academic, and Piers Clayden, legal expert on the GDPR Advisory Board and founder of Clayden Law, about this regulation and what impact it will have on retail.

Retail Supply Chain Insights
Blockchain For Supply Chain: Smart Contracts & Purchase Order Management
White Paper | By Amber Road

In the world of blockchain, it is the digitization and uploading of the contractual agreement to a digital ledger that becomes the driving force behind any transaction, the Smart Contract.

In Case You Missed It
RVCF Report: Fill Rate Challenges For Retail Trading Partners
Guest Column | By The Retail Value Chain Federation

The Retail Value Chain Federation has taken a high-level look at the current challenges faced by retailers and suppliers as they work toward their mutual goal of full fill rate of purchase orders. Here, we look at their survey, which sheds light on common obstacles and how to drive fill rate performance improvements.

VR In Training Simulators Entices Generation Of Truckers For Advancing ‘Amazon’ Age
Guest Column | By John Kearney, Advanced Training Systems

Thanks to the growth of e-commerce, companies spent a record $1.5 trillion on shipping costs in 2017. Retailers and manufacturers credit the ‘Amazon Age’ for the struggle to keep goods moving to consumers — a struggle compounded by the critical shortage of truck drivers in the U.S. Fortunately, there is a virtual light at the end of the tunnel for freight delivery.

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