FEATURED SUPPLY CHAIN CONTENT
How Real-Time Retail Saved Christmas
How does Santa fulfill the wishes of his constantly expanding customer base? Every Christmas Eve, once the children are asleep, Santa Claus executes an omni-channel fulfillment strategy that astounds retailers around the world. To overcome challenges, he needs a solution that tracks orders, directs in-store picking, and packages gifts for drop-off on time.
As the boundaries of both online and offline shopping are being stretched, retailers today are focused on multiple channels and how to manage inventory as well as customer expectations across those channels. Retailers – who used to treat in-store, e-commerce and mobile shopping as separate silos - are building seamless customer experiences.
Most e-commerce businesses start small, fulfilling daily orders using manual processes and handling growth by simply adding more staff, more shifts and more storage.
Data from a 24-month period of results of a $3 Billion multinational retailer.
Gome implements a robust e-commerce platform and achieves 500 percent efficiency increase in the logistics of the large household appliances department compared to industry average.
ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS
Stein Mart Masters Returns Management
After a major returns fraud bout with an ORC ring, Stein Mart put data and analytics behind its returns policies and reduced its shrink rate to less than one percent of sales.
“Any-Channel” Commerce Drives 82% Transaction Growth
Transaction volume and a host of other key commerce metrics skyrocketed after high-end outdoor apparel retailer Ibex implemented a new retail commerce suite.
Are You Maximizing Your Mobile Potential?
Mobility is making a huge impact on how retailers deal with everything from inventory visibility to customer experience — with the ultimate goal of increased sales.
Wake Up From The Cross-Channel Nightmare
Back end retail systems often struggle to keep pace with front office and consumer demands. That’s playing out right now in the cross-channel retail supply chain.
Product Life Cycle Visibility
The retailer’s challenge is to manage global sourcing with an enterprise view.
Inter-Store Inventory & Assortment Balancing
The Right Product at the Right Store at the Right Time.
SATO CL4NX Series Industrial Thermal Printers
SATO’s first truly UNIVERSAL Industrial Label Printer engineered for the most demanding printing applications.
A revolutionary picking technology that is uniquely scalable and able to grow with your business.
Building an automated multichannel fulfillment network that provides the highest level of customer satisfaction often seems out of reach for many small to medium sized businesses. Typically, businesses are forced to spend significant money up front on automation for what they might need 3, 5, or even 10 years down the road. Instead, what if you could invest in entry-level technology that is able to grow at the rate your business grows? Perfect Pick offers growing businesses the opportunity to purchase an automated system to meet today’s requirements, secure in the knowledge that it can quickly and easily adjust to future demands.
SATO CS-9018 Tag Cutter Stacker
The Sato® CS-9018 Cutter/Stacker is a self-contained, continuous-form, ticket-handling device. It is designed to slit, cut and sequentially stack preprinted tickets at a rate of 188,000 per hour.
SATO TH2 Portable Retail Printer
Big on functions small in size.
SUPPLY CHAIN RESEARCH SUPPLEMENTS
The retail supply chain has gone global, and now it is going mobile with new technologies to benefit the supply chain from end-to-end.
Welcome to the 2013 Retail Supply Chain Special Report, where we take a look at significant factors affecting the retail supply chain. Last year the Retail Supply Chain Special Report focused on RFID and multichannel fulfillment, and you can access that report at ismretail.com/go/SCreport.
This year we are featuring research and commentary from the Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF, formerly VCF) and Retail Systems Research (RSR), both industry leaders when it comes to the retail supply chain.
From assortment planning to returns management and all points between, mobile devices are fast becoming the retailer's indispensable multi-tool.
Yes, mobile computing is a recurring theme in findings from this year's retail tech spending report. This, however, is not another report about mobility. Rather, it's a report on the technologies and operations solutions in which retailers will invest in 2013, with some retrospective commentary on the 2012 events that are driving these investment decisions. It just so happens that for the first time since we began our annual tech spending preview in 2009, mobile devices and mobile application access are playing a profound and cross-disciplinary role in how retail technology and solution budgets are being shaped. We'll highlight that role as we explore the findings of our annual retail technology spending survey here.
SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS
NetSuite Transforms Retail Business Operations At Journelle And Alton Lane
NetSuite Inc., the industry's leading provider ofcloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, recently announced that two fast-growing fashion and apparel retailers—Journelle, a seller of high-end lingerie and loungewear, and Alton Lane, a maker of men’s custom-tailored clothing, have deployed NetSuite to run their core retail business processes from order management, inventory management, financials, supplier purchasing and customer relationship management(CRM) to marketing – all from within one unified cloud-based business management platform.
SUPPLY CHAIN MULTIMEDIA
Merchandise Fulfillment Advice That Works
Merchandise fulfillment is a hot topic and one of the keys for retailers looking to have a strong omnichannel initiative. In this podcast, we'll discuss how asset tracking and fleet management help ensure proper fulfillment, the latest technologies that can help retailers leverage and manage their fleets, how increased visibility into tracking enables retailers to gain efficiencies and keep the right products available to customers across all channels, and — finally — getting employee buy-in without looking like Big Brother.
SATO LP 100R and CS-9018 Laser Printing Solution
SATO's LP 100R industrial laser printer is ideal for businesses that need to print large amounts of labels, tags/ticket, or forms. Our printer is designed for performance, reliability, ease-of-use, and low operating costs. The LP 100R can also handle a wide range of media, from the thinnest labels to the thickest tag stocks.