Newsletter | July 18, 2018

07.18.18 -- Don't Let The RFID Opportunity Pass You By

Featured Editorial
Don't Let The RFID Opportunity Pass You By
Guest Column | By Michelle Covey, GS1 US

Item-level RFID tagging can help retail operations run smoother, faster, and with more agility, so why are some retailers still waiting to get started? Some misconceptions have influenced retail executives' views on RFID. Greater education and surfacing some basic facts about the technology's scalability and return on investment (ROI) could be helpful to move any stalled conversations forward.

Retail Supply Chain Insights
Why Brick-And-Mortar Isn't Going Away Any Time Soon
Article | By Breanna Brown, APG Cash Drawer, LLC

Online shopping has brought consumers an undeniable level of convenience, but there are multiple reasons brick-and-mortar stores still work — and aren't going away any time soon.

21 Requirements To Consider For A New Multi-Carrier Shipping & Manifesting System
Article | By Brian Barry, F. Curtis Barry & Company

For most omni-channel businesses, the cost of shipping now exceeds the sum of all other fulfillment costs including direct and indirect payroll, benefits, facilities and utilities, packing supplies, etc. Businesses need every advantage they can get to hopefully evaluate, reduce, or control the rate of shipping expense increases.

Fast, Faster, Fastest: Learning From The Fast Fashion Groundbreakers
E-Book | By Amber Road

When it comes to being agile, normal efficiency practices don't cut it. There's a limit to how quickly even the most organized supply chain can prototype, manufacture, and ship. This level of coordination requires visibility and digitized, connected systems able to orchestrate and manage inventory and get it to customers quickly.

In Case You Missed It
Retailers Cut Transformative Deals
Guest Column | By John Potter, PwC

Consumer markets just experienced a record-breaking year for deal-making in terms of total deal value and volume. While that activity paints a positive economic outlook for the retail industry, what is more telling — and even inspiring — is some of retail's deals surrounding analytics, tech, and artificial intelligence (AI).

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