Retail Supply Chain Case Studies

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Streamline Store Ops In The Cloud
    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.

  • 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.

  • Order Collaboration Yields ROI For Leading Apparel Manufacturer
    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.

  • Apparel Retailer Outfits Supply Chain With Automation Gains Real-Time Visibility
    Apparel Retailer Outfits Supply Chain With Automation Gains Real-Time Visibility

    This leading retailer of casual apparel for men, women and children operates over 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy and the United Kingdom. It also sells products through online stores and catalogues. Merchandise is shipped to these stores by air and sea freight from three distribution centers. The company lacked visibility into its supply chain. Its homegrown system involved spreadsheets, emails and phone calls with international business units and over 30 trading partners. With a 12-hour time difference between partners, accurate and real-time information was nearly impossible.

  •  Irish Petrol Forecourt Eradicates Cash Handling Costs
    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.

  • Hibbett Partnered With Radial To Support Its New Omnichannel Strategy
    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.

  • Global Fashion Accessories Manufacturer And Retailer Improves And Streamlines Collaboration Among Suppliers
    Global Fashion Accessories Manufacturer And Retailer Improves And Streamlines Collaboration Among Suppliers

    From its start in 1941, the company’s brand has represented authenticity, innovation, and relevance to its customer’s everyday lives. The high-end products range from handbags, wallets, and other accessories. In 2013, the brand expanded into apparel and footwear, simultaneously shifting its outsourced sourcing operation in-house at that time. During a period when the company was in the process of diversifying its China-centric sourcing base to other Asian countries (Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, India, and Korea, etc.), its leadership set objectives to meet growth targets while containing costs and reducing risk. Amber Road was selected to address both of those objectives.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Application Brief: E-Commerce Fulfillment

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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