Retail Supply Chain Insights Guest Contributors
Retail Stores Are Transforming Into Fulfillment Centers
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.
Waiting In Checkout Lines A Turnoff To European Shoppers
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.
Despite Glitches, Amazon Prime Day 2018 Sets New Records
Amazon signs up more Prime members on this year’s Prime Day than ever before.
8 Must-Haves On Retailers’ Black Friday Shopping List
The holiday rush will be here before you know it; take time now to ensure your DC — and workers — are properly equipped and trained.
Visibility Fills The Gap
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.
A CFO's Guide To Transforming The Global Supply Chain
Digitizing the supply chain provides efficiency, reduces risk, and increases agility.
Omnichannel Selling And Creating A Seamless Experience
Omnichannel is taking over, this is how you keep up.
3 Tips For Getting Reverse Logistics Right
Getting products out the door in a timely fashion isn’t the biggest struggle E-commerce retailers face, it’s dealing with the returns.
6 Tips For Reducing Warehouse Downtime
In today’s just-in-time-shipping work environment, downtime and other productivity wasters must be minimized for a warehouse/DC company to survive.
Visa Outage Highlights The Need For Cash
A five-hour outage on June 1st that left Visa cardholders across Europe unable to complete transactions caused widespread disruption and frustration, and raised serious questions about a future cashless society. Consumers saw cards being declined as they tried to make purchases at gas stations, restaurants, supermarkets and retail stores. Some reported having to stand in line at checkouts for 20 minutes as cashiers struggled to process transactions, not knowing the system was down. Some drivers couldn’t get gas, which for some created a real problem. Among those affected was a member of the British Parliament, Angela Rayner, who tweeted she was able to fuel up because “my local garage knows me.”