Retail Supply Chain Case Studies

  • Best In Show Distribution At Pet Supermarket

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Application Brief: E-Commerce Fulfillment
    6/25/2015

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

  • Top 10 Retailer Reaps Big Benefits From New Battery Solution For Mobile Devices
    11/2/2017

    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.

  • Wi-Fi Solutions Streamlines Inventory Process Based On Security, Reliability, Manageability
    2/9/2015

    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.

  • Leading Beauty Retailer Uses Product Information Management(PIM) Solution To Improve Data Quality
    12/28/2017

    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.

  • Global Fashion Accessories Manufacturer And Retailer Improves And Streamlines Collaboration Among Suppliers
    4/19/2018

    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.

  • Omni-Channel Integration Spurs SMR Growth
    2/26/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • Compass Group Relies On Intelligent Video For Foodservice Excellence
    4/28/2015

    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.

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