Retail Supply Chain Insights Guest Contributors

  1. Retail Stores Are Transforming Into Fulfillment Centers
    8/10/2018

    Converting retail stores into mini-fulfillment centers is a more cost-effective way to expand the distribution network using existing facilities that are already close to where customers live.

  2. Waiting In Checkout Lines A Turnoff To European Shoppers
    8/10/2018

    For many European shoppers, waiting at checkout lines any longer than five minutes is too long, according to retail study by Adyen. Shoppers are looking for an experience that satisfies three fundamental demands: convenience, context and control.

  3. Despite Glitches, Amazon Prime Day 2018 Sets New Records
    7/27/2018

    Amazon signs up more Prime members on this year’s Prime Day than ever before.

  4. Agents Or Automation: Here’s What Your Customers Told Us
    7/11/2018

    Customer service has become a key component of the overall customer journey, and more critically, customer lifetime value. Therefore, retailers need to invest in service options to provide choice and convenience to customers.

  5. 8 Must-Haves On Retailers’ Black Friday Shopping List
    7/2/2018

    The holiday rush will be here before you know it; take time now to ensure your DC — and workers — are properly equipped and trained.

  6. Visibility Fills The Gap
    6/27/2018

    In today’s technologically advanced world, a lack of data is not the problem. We are currently inundated with information from various sources. Rather, we need tools that consolidate this information, normalize it, and predictively notify users of potential risks. This enables companies to harness information to better control their supply chain. Digitization enables levels of sharing that could not be achieved in the past but it opens our customers up to greater issues around information overload and synchronization. We need tools that can holistically look at the problem and proactively advise customers on the best corrective action plan.

  7. A CFO's Guide To Transforming The Global Supply Chain
    6/27/2018

    Digitizing the supply chain provides efficiency, reduces risk, and increases agility.

  8. Omnichannel Selling And Creating A Seamless Experience
    6/25/2018

    Omnichannel is taking over, this is how you keep up.

  9. 3 Tips For Getting Reverse Logistics Right
    6/13/2018

    Getting products out the door in a timely fashion isn’t the biggest struggle E-commerce retailers face, it’s dealing with the returns.

  10. 6 Tips For Reducing Warehouse Downtime
    6/13/2018

    In today’s just-in-time-shipping work environment, downtime and other productivity wasters must be minimized for a warehouse/DC company to survive.