Retail Supply Chain App Notes & Case Studies

  1. Michaels Reduces Costs And Improves Customer Satisfaction With Visual IVR
    5/7/2018

    Self-service is increasingly popular with today’s retail customers as they seek more control over their time and experiences. In fact, research by Forrester indicates that 76% use web and mobile service channels to resolve their customer service inquiries.

  2. Global Fashion Accessories Manufacturer And Retailer Improves And Streamlines Collaboration Among Suppliers
    4/19/2018

    From its start in 1941, the company’s brand has represented authenticity, innovation, and relevance to its customer’s everyday lives. The high-end products range from handbags, wallets, and other accessories. In 2013, the brand expanded into apparel and footwear, simultaneously shifting its outsourced sourcing operation in-house at that time. During a period when the company was in the process of diversifying its China-centric sourcing base to other Asian countries (Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, India, and Korea, etc.), its leadership set objectives to meet growth targets while containing costs and reducing risk. Amber Road was selected to address both of those objectives.

  3. Quality Is In The Sole For This Footwear Company
    3/23/2018

    There’s no business like shoe business for this company that operates both a retail segment and private label brand operation. The retail side runs over 1,045 value-priced family footwear stores in the US and Guam, 159 other stores in the US and Canada selling natural comfort style shoes, and a growing number of shoe stores in China. The company also sells shoes online and licenses two major name brand footwear product lines.

  4. Perfect Products Require Perfect Order Management
    3/15/2018

    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 US, Canada and China. Its production facilities in the U.S., UK, China and Vietnam support $3 billion in annual sales.

  5. Order Collaboration Yields ROI For Leading Apparel Manufacturer
    3/15/2018

    For more than 100 years, this leading company has been manufacturing top-tier athletic apparel and footwear all over the world. The brand supplies its own retail and wholesale channels offering products for men, women and children. They operate globally and maintain a manufacturing presence in the United States for their “Made in the USA” products, as well as in the United Kingdom for the European market, where they also manufacture some of their most popular models to expedite fast delivery.

  6. Irish Petrol Forecourt Eradicates Cash Handling Costs
    2/9/2018

    In the past a petrol station was all about fuel but with BP reporting half of its customers in the UK and Ireland are stopping for food not fuel and the recent introduction of electric charging stations and lockers for online pickup, it is clear consumers increasing demand for convenience is changing the sector. Adapting to the new trends, means new and existing customers will keep coming in using cash, card or mobile payments for their purchases.

  7. Premium American Brand Saves Millions In NAFTA Duties
    1/12/2018

    As an American icon creating and selling home maintenance products across North America, Canada is this company’s primary export market so leveraging the NAFTA trade agreement was very important. The company saw a need to reduce time at the border, lower duties, and create efficiency by replacing an outdated, manual approach.

  8. Sporting Goods Retailer Takes Safety And Product Testing To A New Level
    1/12/2018

    This U.S.-based retailer is an omni-channel sporting goods powerhouse offering a broad assortment of top-brand sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear. They operate 645 locations with a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops. As a producer of reliable, high-quality products that their loyal customers have come to expect, product safety and compliance are major focuses for this sporting goods retailer.

  9. Apparel Retailer Outfits Supply Chain With Automation Gains Real-Time Visibility
    1/12/2018

    This leading retailer of casual apparel for men, women and children operates over 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy and the United Kingdom. It also sells products through online stores and catalogues. Merchandise is shipped to these stores by air and sea freight from three distribution centers. The company lacked visibility into its supply chain. Its homegrown system involved spreadsheets, emails and phone calls with international business units and over 30 trading partners. With a 12-hour time difference between partners, accurate and real-time information was nearly impossible.

  10. Retail Stores In Dublin Eradicate Cash Shrinkage
    6/9/2017

    Theft is one of the retail world’s biggest challenges, especially in the independent convenience sector where stores are often manned by a handful of people that are not equipped with the latest security gizmos. In fact, nearly half of retailers (49 percent) have experienced theft of cash from their premises. This hurts businesses and their customers because merchants often have to pass on these losses by raising prices. With cash management solutions, businesses can fight back against theft and achieve an advantage over competitors.