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  1. Hidden Costs To Consider When Evaluating Warehouse & DC Picking Automation
    9/16/2014

    Jeff Hedges, President of OPEX Material Handling explores the costs that you may not be aware of them you are evaluating warehouse and DC picking automation solutions.

  2. Simplifying Mobile Technology Adoption: 3 Tips For IT DMs
    9/10/2014

    Dave Crist, senior VP, sales & marketing at Brother Mobile Solutions joins ISR's executive editor, Erin Harris, for an actionable discussion on how the global adoption of mobile technologies is changing retail. Crist explains Brother Mobile Solutions' role in the next generation of mobile printing technology in retail, which includes helping IT decision makers to make sense of the ever-evoloving mobile technology environment. "We avoid layering the sparkley, new technology on top of an old, tired process. That spells disaster in terms of adoption and ROI ...," states Crist. Listen in as Crist talks mobile technology's affect on the IT decision maker as well as the store-level associate.

  3. New Backoff Malware Could Be Stealing Your Credit Card Information
    9/10/2014

    More than 1,000 businesses have been affected by the notorious ‘backoff’ malware program. This information was released through a Secret Service announcement on the 31st of July. The malware has infected many businesses and has invaded several major Point of Sale (PoS) service providers.

  4. 5 Ways Mobile Apps Are Driving The Store Of The Future
    9/9/2014

    This white paper outlines the 5 key benefits of a winning mobile app strategy, including new ways retailers can effectively leverage mobile technology as a competitive advantage. With the average shopper looking at their phone more than 150 times a day, learn how leading retailers leverage mobile technology.

  5. Rethinking Retail IT: Three Ways Retailers Can Strike A Balance Between Marketing And IT
    9/8/2014

    The retail landscape has evolved dramatically in the last 20 years – and what an understatement that is. We have seen the transition from a singular brick-and-mortar outlet, to an arsenal of consumer channels that has shifted the power from store owner to shopper. It’s all about the customer’s omnichannel experience, and retail organizations are realizing that all efforts, marketing and IT, should revolve around delivering on customer touch points that provide the most engaging and rewarding shopping experiences.

  6. Six Best Practices For Effective Source Tagging
    9/8/2014

    Manufacturers and retailers face an ever-changing consumer environment, where operational agility and customer loyalty drive margins and revenue. This has increased the focus on source tagging, which provides a ubiquitous product protection solution throughout the retail supply chain. Source tagging benefits both manufacturers and retailers by increasing sales and in-stock rates, while decreasing shrink.

  7. Modell's Sporting Goods Reduces Time Spent Scheduling By 77% With WFM Solution
    9/4/2014

    As Modell’s experienced continued growth in the United States throughout the last decade, a number of business needs were identified that couldn’t be satisfied with their existing workforce management solution. Visibility was nonexistent, in terms of how stores were spending their payroll, and there was also no capability to calculate the ratio of sales to non-sales related activity in stores. In terms of scheduling, visibility was also limited.

  8. BJ's Wholesale Club Achieves Centralized Control And Wall-To-Wall Scheduling Capability With WFM Solution
    9/4/2014

    Tremendous growth and continuous expansion for the company brought on new kinds of HR and operational challenges as systems became older and outdated, while the number of employees increased. Separate systems were being utilized for time and attendance and labor management, requiring the development of an interface to share data across the two platforms. Clubs did not have wall-to-wall capability for comprehensive labor forecasting and scheduling using different staffing requirements, policies, and standards, which is considered a necessity with the growing number of employees and needs in today’s retail world.

  9. The Ties That Bind
    9/3/2014

    Regardless of what size company you work for, establishing and nurturing strong relationships with vendors can be just as critical to your success as building lasting relationships with your customers. The more you can do to make it easier for your vendors to work with you, the more they will recommend your company to others who want to do business with you.

  10. Business Intelligence Helps Global Fashion Empire Stay Ahead Of the Market
    9/2/2014

    PVH Corp., the owner of brands such as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, strengthens market responsiveness with Island Pacific SmartAnalytics.

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