Newsletter | August 15, 2018

08.15.18 -- The Future-Ready Warehouse: 3 Keys To Improving Performance While Maintaining Future Flexibility

Featured Editorial
Don't Underestimate The Importance Of Monitoring Your Consumer's Experience
Guest Column | By Shannon Kendrick, Market America | SHOP.COM

E-commerce companies need a multi-pronged approach to monitoring systems and maintaining visibility during a customer's experience — all the way through to the checkout process. Successful companies know a positive, trouble-free customer experience and fast page load times lead to increased revenue.

Retail Supply Chain Insights
Leverage Data Analytics To Boost Cash Management Sales
Article | By Nick Markwell, APG Cash Drawer

Cash loss is one of the biggest challenges faced by retailers, and most of it currently results from internal theft. But even without taking theft into account, cash management is time-consuming and expensive, boosting operating expenses for retailers. The time spent manually counting cash, conducting top offs, and lifts eats away at a retailer's bottom line.

How Vendor Compliance Improves Supply Chain Performance
A conversation with Compliance Networks' Greg Holder

Vendor compliance programs detect compliance problems and ultimately prevent them altogether, which has a critical impact on the supply chain. We connected with Greg Holder, CEO and founder of Compliance Networks, to learn more about how vendor compliance improves supply chain performance. Here's what he had to say.

Perfect Products Require Perfect Order Management
Case Study | By Amber Road

With a ferocity for crafting the perfect fit, this leading footwear manufacturer has grown into a preeminent company recognized globally for its tenacity and creativity in crafting the perfect shoe. Started in 1878, the company's portfolio now includes 15 brands ranging from athletic footwear to women's high fashion to children's sports shoes, and a booming retail segment boasting 1,200 stores in the U.S., Canada, and China. Its production facilities in the U.S., U.K., China, and Vietnam support $3 billion in annual sales.

Ship From Store: Retail's Necessity For Survival
Article | ProShip, Inc.

Now more than ever, retailers are feeling the pressure to measure up to international competitors like Amazon. However, many still rely on central distribution centers, causing orders to oftentimes travel thousands of miles to reach their destination. This takes unnecessary time and money spent on shipping, and when customers are expecting their packages quickly and affordably, you need an array of distribution tactics to fulfill those orders. The million-dollar question is this: how do you fulfill customer needs while improving efficiencies and cutting costs? The answer is to think local – and that's where in-store fulfillment comes into play.

The Future-Ready Warehouse: 3 Keys To Improving Performance While Maintaining Future Flexibility
White Paper | By Swisslog

The choices consumers now expect are not limited to shipping. Retailers, both traditional and e-commerce, are realizing that consumers want choice across their entire shopping experience.

In Case You Missed It
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.

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