Newsletter | October 31, 2018

10.31.18 -- Inside The Mind Of A Serial Retail Entrepreneur

Featured Editorial
How Retailers Can Hire To Reduce Overspend
A conversation with William Cleary, talent acquisition practice leader and LaborWise advisor, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Labor costs consume 50 to 60 percent of every organization’s operational cost. Through research, Deloitte found organizations with a large hourly workforce — such as retail — are overspending an average of $30 million on labor costs annually. William Cleary took time recently to share his advice and answer questions about hiring best practices, mixing new technologies into the hiring process, and more.

Inside The Mind Of A Serial Retail Entrepreneur
A conversation with Stacey Boyd, Olivela

Retail Operations Insights recently sat down with serial entrepreneur Stacey Boyd to talk about her latest venture. Olivela is a luxury fashion platform offering unique styles from the world's best designers with 20 percent of proceeds from every sale directly benefiting the education of girls worldwide. Here’s what she had to say about this cool initiative.

Retail Supply Chain Insights
How Blind ASN Carton Receiving Creates Lost Sales And Excess Inventory
Video | By Compliance Networks

Greg Holder, CEO of Compliance Networks, explains how blind receiving of cartons via ASNs creates inventory stock outs, excess inventory, and lost sales.

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
The Modern Supply Chain: Extraordinary Is The New Ordinary
Article | By Erin Harris

Erik Caldwell, SVP of supply chain and digital operations at Hudson’s Bay Company, talks making omni-channel fulfillment profitable, capacity concerns, and the A-word.

The Agility Imperative For Consumer Goods Supply Chains
Guest Column | By Harshad Kanvinde, Slalom Consulting

Supply chain agility can be achieved by driving purposeful changes in the strategy, the operations, the technology infrastructure, and the organizational culture.

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