Retail Supply Chain Case Studies

  • 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.

  • A New Approach To Handling Cash: Cash As A Service
    A New Approach To Handling Cash: Cash As A Service

    Thanks to the rapid expansion of e-commerce and Amazon, there is no doubt that a range of new card payment options are on the rise. At the same time, retailers are still handling enormous amount of cash daily because cash remains by far the most commonly used payment method by shoppers throughout the world. In the Euro zone, for example, cash was the main payment choice for purchases under €45, which accounted for 91% of all POS payments.

  • Application Brief: E-Commerce Fulfillment
    Application Brief: E-Commerce Fulfillment

    Online Retailers Go Beyond Traditional Automation With Lucas Mobile Work Execution.

  • Quality Is In The Sole For This Footwear Company
    Quality Is In The Sole For This Footwear Company

    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.

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

  • Building An Online Platform To Fight Counterfeits On Blockchain
    Building An Online Platform To Fight Counterfeits On Blockchain

    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.

  • APG Partner Toast Cures Popular Food Truck’s POS Woes
    APG Partner Toast Cures Popular Food Truck’s POS Woes

    Erik Metzdorf knows what it’s like to be a victim of your own success. When his food truck, Metzy’s Taqueria, rolled onto the streets of Newburyport, MA, in spring 2014, a line of customers wanting to buy tacos and burritos wrapped around the block. While it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to fulfill an order, customers were forced to wait much longer.

  • 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.

  • Hosted Contact Center Helps Citrus Gift Company Squeeze Out More Productivity And Cost
    Hosted Contact Center Helps Citrus Gift Company Squeeze Out More Productivity And Cost

    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.

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

  • Retail Tag And Label System Improves Distribution

    In the apparel industry, distribution to multiple destinations has to be precise and fast.  The customers of a famous clothing manufacturer in Japan asked their department stores and wholesalers to examine their logistics management to try and improve accuracy, and the speed of deliveries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Best In Show Distribution At Pet Supermarket

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

  • 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.

  • SATO's Shelf Edge Labeling: A Better Approach

    In 2005, experts at Procter & Gamble® dubbed the shelf as the "first moment of truth" in retail, where shelf-level merchandising, promotion and advertising can greatly affect consumer choice. This is the point at which marketers have the best opportunity to convert a browser into a buyer.

  • Order Collaboration Yields ROI For Leading Apparel Manufacturer

    For more than 100 years, this leading company has been manufacturing top-tier athletic apparel and footwear all over the world. The brand supplies its own retail and wholesale channels offering products for men, women and children. They operate globally and maintain a manufacturing presence in the United States for their “Made in the USA” products, as well as in the United Kingdom for the European market, where they also manufacture some of their most popular models to expedite fast delivery.

  • Hibbett Partnered With Radial To Support Its New Omnichannel Strategy

    In 2017, Hibbett was a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer, having evolved from a family-owned business to a public company earning approximately $1B in annual revenue. Despite its growth, Hibbett remained true to its core: providing small-town customers a high-quality experience in its 1000 stores. Change was on the horizon, as Hibbett realized its customers were increasingly turning to digital channels. Hibbett began planning its first ever online shop, but the retailer quickly realized it lacked critical expertise, having never sold goods online or provided customer support outside its stores. To manage its transformation into an online giant, Hibbett sought guidance and expertise to make its technological and operational evolution a success.

  • Sporting Goods Retailer Takes Safety And Product Testing To A New Level

    This U.S.-based retailer is an omni-channel sporting goods powerhouse offering a broad assortment of top-brand sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear. They operate 645 locations with a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops. As a producer of reliable, high-quality products that their loyal customers have come to expect, product safety and compliance are major focuses for this sporting goods retailer.

  • 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.

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