Retail Supply Chain Case Studies

  • Premium American Brand Saves Millions In NAFTA Duties

    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 The company saw a need to reduce time at the border, lower duties, and create efficiency by replacing an outdated, manual approach.

  • Retail Giant Uniqlo Sold On Searchlight

    From its humble origins as a chain of small men’s wear shops in 1949, and the opening of its first unisex casual wear store in Hiroshima in 1984, Japanese retailer Uniqlo has emerged as a global retail giant with some 1,500 stores in 16 countries.

  • Top 10 Retailer Reaps Big Benefits From New Battery Solution For Mobile Devices

    A well-known, Top 10 retailer was experiencing significant problems with its voice and data (barcode scanners and printers) mobile devices in its scores of Distribution Centers and thousands of stores nationwide. Its voice devices, the Spectralink 84xx series WiFi phones, were an obvious problem because they were regularly failing mid-shift which not only caused staff productivity losses but, worse, hurt the overall customer experience. It also resulted in lost sales.

  • Omni-Channel Integration Spurs SMR Growth

    E-commerce integration with brick-and-mortar store systems has quickly become central to the success of retailers of all shapes and sizes. Driven by the large tier-1 and big-box retailers who set the precedent for consumers’ cross-channel expectations, integration of physical and digital retail systems is fast becoming an imperative for even the smallest stores.

  • Compass Group Relies On Intelligent Video For Foodservice Excellence

    Compass Group North America is a leading foodservice management company with annual sales over $12 billion and more than 200,000 associates. Its operating companies, including Morrison Healthcare, Bon Appétit Management, Levy Restaurants and Wolfgang Puck Catering, serve more than seven million meals a day in schools, hospitals, senior living communities, corporate campuses and sporting venues across the U.S. and Canada.

  • How Data Mining Improves Replenishment, Order Agility At CBR Debbie Cotterman, Inventory Manager at CBR Airport Retail (Spirit of the Red Horse, Talie, Radio Road, Creative Kidstuff, ZOZO, regional gift stores) wields her selfdescribed “data geek” status like a powerful weapon against out-of-stocks. By Celerant Technology Corporation

  • Leading Beauty Retailer Uses Product Information Management(PIM) Solution To Improve Data Quality

    The client is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store 25 years ago, the client has grown to become the top national retailer.

  • Perfect Products Require Perfect Order Management

    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.

  • Wi-Fi Solutions Streamlines Inventory Process Based On Security, Reliability, Manageability

    A leader in the shortening and oils industry, Columbus Vegetable Oils chose Aerohive’s Cooperative Control wireless LAN solution for its new manufacturing and warehouse facility because of its superior security, reliability, manageability, and flexibility.

  • Align The Time-to-Market With Changing Consumer Choices

    By implementing PIM, this world leader in personal care products gained an accurate picture of the comprehensive product data analytics needed to predict and respond to their customers’ needs. Respond to your market. Read their story.

  • Portable Printing On The Move

    At many companies with a highly mobile workforce, label or receipt printing has typically been conducted via "sneakernet"—workers return, again and again, to a stationary printer at a central workstation. Whether you're talking about a hospital, a warehouse, or a delivery van, many workers spend an inordinate amount of time traveling back and forth to the printer. All that walking around may be good exercise, but it's a drain on productivity. The solution: let the worker take the printer with them.

  • Flexible, Mobile Ready Solutions For The Luxury Watch Marketplace
    2/5/2016

    Selling luxury watches online requires a sophisticated design that supports branding strategy and brand commitment in the best way possible. Customers buying watches in the luxury price segment also have high expectations regarding the seller’s expertise and service delivery. Offering a unique and secure shopping experience in combination with a personal, extensive service portfolio was therefore crucial when relaunching the CHRONEXT marketplace.

  • Building An Online Platform To Fight Counterfeits On Blockchain
    11/9/2018

    Blockchain technology can be used to build an online platform where manufacturers, retailers, and consumers can come together to authenticate goods that we buy every day. A startup company plans to scale up by working with its manufacturing and retailing partners and building up the platform to fight counterfeit issues and show authentic supply chain information on the blockchain. This would ultimately drive out the counterfeits in the retail supply chain and afford a satisfying shopping experience.

  • Wireless Solution Gives Convenience Store Chain Unparalleled Network Management And Cost Savings
    2/9/2015

    The 7-Eleven Convenience Stores concentrated in Central Oklahoma are independently owned. The company desired a wireless LAN in each of its convenience stores to enable employees to use wireless handheld scanning devices to deliver data to a Retalix inventory control and Demand AnalytX (DAX) system. The DAX system enables the stores’ inventories, especially the most expensive items, to be carefully monitored and adjusted, streamlining operations and saving dollars.

  • Motorsports Legend Katech Meets Evolving Customer Needs Across Multiple Channels With TrueCommerce Nexternal eCommerce
    4/30/2019

    Deploy a flexible, easy-to-use eCommerce solution to support emerging retail sales channels, including the ability to efficiently ship small orders to individual consumers.

  • Hardware Co-Op Builds Better Service With Lucas Systems
    6/25/2015

    Do it Best Delivers More Accurate, Efficient Order Fulfillment with a Lucas Mobile Work Execution System Featuring the Jennifer™ Mobile Multi-Modal Picking Application.

  • 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.

  • Hosted Contact Center Helps Citrus Gift Company Squeeze Out More Productivity And Cost
    9/8/2015

    Year-round, Southern Fulfillment fulfills orders for Hale Groves and Pittman & Davis — two of the nation’s largest citrus gift brands. Its Vero Beach, Florida contact center constantly adapts staffing levels to support an average of 260,000 calls per year, ensuring the ultimate experience, during the peak holiday period or off-season.

  • Convenience Store Achieves Unified Networking With Cloud Solution
    2/9/2015

    Located throughout central Oregon, Dari Mart operates 45 convenience stores with 500 employees. Started in 1965, Dari Mart is a family business and prides itself on delivering the most natural and freshest milk products to its stores. It accomplishes this via 48-hour delivery to each of its stores from its company-owned dairy, Lochmead Farms, one of the largest independent dairy farms in the Pacific Northwest.

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