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Transformational Technology in Retail: Time to Learn What You Don’t Know

This is the first in a series of articles exploring how much-discussed new technologies work and why they’re game-changers for retailers. If you’ve heard about blockchain, AI or other technology, but don’t have a full view of the possibilities they bring, subscribe to our blog to make sure you get all these insights.   

Technology is driving the most challenging reshaping of retail in history. Not only have new technological developments created new shopping experiences that customers prefer, but they have brought about greater competition and customer demands than ever before.

It’s imperative that retailers embrace these technologies, both in terms of customer-facing solutions and internal business processes. But to do this effectively, retailers must understand where to focus their investments.

This is not a new phenomenon. Every major technological ad


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20 Feb 2019
Is it time to integrate your supply chain design with execution?
 

It wasn’t that long ago that integrating all the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of your end-to-end supply chain was considered a pipe dream. Times sure have changed! Customer expectations for product availability and seemingly endless purchasing channels are driving many com

 
Jeff Stabell
JDA

20 Feb 2019
MOTOVARIO: A new Planning & Scheduling software to boost service level How to increase on-time delivery in a few months
 

Motovario is a leading Italian ompany which manufactures gear reducers, motovariators and electric motors; it was founded in 1965 in Formigine, a small town near Modena. Over the years it has become an international company with subsidiaries all over the world. Its focus on innovation makes it a lea

 
Daniela Taglioretti
Plannet

12 Feb 2019
Forecasting…what’s the secret?
 

Which forecasting technique will produce the most appropriate forecast results for a given demand profile? Deciding the right balance and assortment of stock-keeping units across multiple warehouses can be a bewildering task. Regularly monitoring and forecasting the correct level of inventory across

 
Slimstock
Slimstock

17 Jan 2019
New JDA Survey Finds Retail C-Suite Embracing Artificial Intelligence and Edge Technologies to Improve Customer Experience
 

Survey conducted by Incisiv in collaboration with Microsoft reveals executives plan to invest in agility, intelligence and automation to transform their supply chains and incrementally evolve to the “Intelligent Enterprise”   The need to seamlessly fuse online and offline expe

 
JDA
JDA

14 Dec 2018
The Benefits of Inbound Pull in Modern Logistics
 

Let’s pretend that you and a friend are both mixologists at an upscale cocktail lounge. On weekends, there tends to be a rush of patrons late in the evening who ask for drinks faster than you can produce them. As a supply chain or logistics manager in real life, in this scenario you might be t

 
Brian Hoey
flexis


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Today’s omni-channel marketplace means competition is increasing, consumers are demanding more relevant products, inventory lifecycles are shorter and fulfillment is incredibly complex. Business conditions are constantly changing, which means you need the flexibility to adapt quickly and continu...


Shoppers Have Answers to Retailers’ Problems: Findings from the 2018 Global Consumer Survey

We know that retailers worldwide are struggling to meet shoppers’ demands for both personalization and convenience, even as customers in some markets are becoming skeptical about sharing data in the wake of priv...


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HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

How to Thrive in a World of Commoditized Logistics

Commoditization. That’s a scary word and it’s an industry trend that many of us working in logistics services have recognized as a growing threat. So it’s both refreshing and comforting to discover i...


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