Retail Supply Chain Insights Guest Contributors

  1. The Key To Robotic Picking Is To Learn Like A Baby
    2/9/2018

    Machine learning is key to the future of robotic item picking. But how will it overcome the three V’s of volume, velocity and veracity? The key may be in mimicking how babies learn.

  2. Question And Answer – How To Break Six Bad Retail Planning Habits
    2/9/2018

    Retail has changed a lot in just the last few years, never mind the past 10 or 20 years. In order to keep pace with today’s market and be prepared for the coming wave of even more demanding customers, retailers must eliminate their old and outdated habits before they can achieve improved profitability, greater sell-through and increased service levels.

  3. Speed Up Retail Time-To-Fulfillment With eProcurement
    2/6/2018

    How to Gain a Competitive Advantage in Today’s eCommerce Retail Buying Space.

  4. Modernizing The Exchange Of Supply Chain Data
    2/6/2018

    About 15 years ago, I changed industries from healthcare to logistics. As I am an IT professional, you might think it was a jump from an antiquated, paper-based world to a high-speed, technologically advanced one. Actually, I’ve been surprised at the extent to which the exchange of supply chain data in the logistics world remains old-school or simply manual. 

  5. Top 5 Myths Of Shared Warehousing: Myth #1 – Making Goods “Retail Ready” Is Difficult
    2/5/2018

    Many logistics executives in consumer packaged goods companies have come to believe that a shared warehousing environment generally requires that you sacrifice your ability to get your goods ‘retail ready’ – that is, ready to meet unique retailer requirements.  Learn more about how this misconception can get in the way of consumer packaged goods companies achieving 99.5% shipping accuracy from their warehouse operation.

  6. Parcel Lockers – A Retailer’s Secret Weapon
    1/30/2018

    ProShip’s Parcel Locker article is featured on Shep Hyken’s Customer Service Experience Blog and talks to how parcel lockers can benefit retailers.

  7. How Digital Commerce Networks Help Deliver Online Orders On Time
    1/22/2018

    Delivering packages and products on time is more important than ever in our economy of instant gratification.

  8. Buy In Bulk: The Retailers That Keep Thriving
    12/28/2017

    Following our previous discussion on traditional retail brands and off-price retailers, another strong category of enterprises which managed to survive the latest disruptions are wholesale companies. These shops focus on selling goods in bulk to large families (and individuals) and small businesses. The most prominent examples are Costco, Sam’s Club, and PriceSmart. With smart investment in PIM solutions, all three were able to increase their revenue at a time of general market downturn.

  9. Reduce Holiday Supply Chain Headaches With Spend Analytics
    12/1/2017

    ‘Tis the season when supply chains are under pressure to meet customer demands and to keep internal business procedures running smoothly. Companies not optimizing their holiday supply chain and procurement processes are subject to risk. Disruptions, unpredictable demand, increased customer service expectations, and the need for faster communication between buyers and suppliers have made maintaining a robust and efficient supply chain a necessity.

  10. Is My High Product Return Rate Due To Incorrect Product Information?
    11/28/2017

    Product Returns have become an accepted part of the shopping process for those retailers who have an established a digital presence, representing at least 30% of all the products ordered online. As a shopper, this sounds pretty reasonable if we take into consideration the need to try and test what we buy, but perhaps retailers can do more to reduce this rate. In comparison, only 8.89% of goods bought in brick-and-mortar shops have been returned during the last year.