Retail Supply Chain Case Studies

  • 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

  • E-Commerce In A Hurry
    E-Commerce In A Hurry

    A century-old retailer takes its outlet stores online in just four-and-a-half months, then watches e-commerce boom.

  • Compass Group Relies On Intelligent Video For Foodservice Excellence
    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.

  • Convenience Store Achieves Unified Networking With Cloud Solution
    Convenience Store Achieves Unified Networking With Cloud Solution

    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.

  • Hardware Co-Op Builds Better Service With Lucas Systems
    Hardware Co-Op Builds Better Service With Lucas Systems

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

  • Portable Printing On The Move
    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.

  • Integrated Ecommerce And Order Management System Supports Growth At eWam
    Integrated Ecommerce And Order Management System Supports Growth At eWam

    Founded in 2000, family-owned Wholesale Accessory Market (eWam) started in a one-car garage and has become one of the nation’s largest fashion accessory wholesaler and retailers. It now offers over 50,000 products and continues to grow its SKUs. Their primary customer base is fashion boutiques and salons, as well as self-employed independent distributors. With a holiday season that begins in September, eWam needed to improve its ecommerce capabilities and shore up its back- end processes to keep pace with growth rates.

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

  • Ultra High-Volume Handbag Importer Tags, Packages, Labels, And Ships Within 48 Hours

    Ultra high-volume handbag importer tags, packages, labels and ships within 48 hours.

  • SoccerPro Grows Y/Y Revenue By 25% And Increase Mobile Revenue By 82% With eCommerce Solution
    SoccerPro Grows Y/Y Revenue By 25% And Increase Mobile Revenue By 82% With eCommerce Solution

    Founded in 2004, SoccerPro sells soccer performance gear and licensed apparel throughout the U.S and abroad. The soccerpro.com and soccermaster.com websites collectively serve as the ecommerce arm for their six brick and mortar locations, and the call center (which manages bulk and B2B orders). The company needed a fully integrated omni-channel commerce suite, with advanced capabilities, live in short order, to capitalize on anticipated growth in sales for the World Cup Soccer in the summer of 2014.

  • Flexible, Mobile Ready Solutions For The Luxury Watch Marketplace

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Best In Show Distribution At Pet Supermarket

    Pet products retailer keeps growth on track without adding staff or expanding its DC.

  • Michaels Reduces Costs And Improves Customer Satisfaction With Visual IVR

    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.

  • Streamline Store Ops In The Cloud

    101-store Canadian retailer Showcase replaced several disparate task management solutions—including e-mail and Excel—with a SaaS-based store operations center.

  • Wireless Solution Gives Convenience Store Chain Unparalleled Network Management And Cost Savings

    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.

  • Irish Petrol Forecourt Eradicates Cash Handling Costs

    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.

  • Retail Stores In Dublin Eradicate Cash Shrinkage

    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.

  • 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.

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