FEATURED SUPPLY CHAIN CONTENT
Improve Customer Satisfaction And Reduce Shrink
Most people don’t realize how many choices there are when it comes to designing a label or tag. Even the simplest of features can be cost-effective and can make a big impact in improving the overall retail store environment from back-office to customer experience. This white paper focuses on several features that can reduce shrink and improve customer satisfaction.
Opportunities abound throughout the market to increase your revenue. The promise of new sales and larger volumes from channels like web stores, Amazon or eBay make companies see dollar signs swirl around their heads.
Retailers and Wholesale Distributors are under tremendous pressure to deliver results. The global economic downturn, more empowered consumers, and increasing competitive pressure have created an atmosphere where the Retail and Wholesale C-suite has never been more accountable. Executives now face pressure to not only oversee enterprise operations, but also immediately react to changes in the market.
It's an exciting time for retail planning. The continued growth of the Internet and the proliferation of additional customer touch points create both new opportunities, as well as new challenges, for merchandise, channel and assortment planning. Today's Omni-channel consumer expects to seamlessly purchase the items, colors and sizes they want across every channel.
For over one hundred years, the retail industry has been gathering detailed information about customers and their preferences and using this data to plan out every inch of their floor and shelf space to maximize merchandising and increase sales of their most profitable products. However, as consumer sales have steadily migrated to the web, this concept has failed to follow. As a result, online merchants have struggled to achieve the same level of success as their retail counterparts.
ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS
Retail Mobility Supplement
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.
Retail Warehouse Technology: The Gulf Grows Between The 'Haves' And The 'Have-Nots'
Today’s economic environment has only heightened the warehouse integration challenge, with increased scrutiny of capital expenditures and more demanding requirements for ROI.
The Green Retailing Special Report
For today’s retailer, sustainable retailing means encompassing supplier management, brand management, the customer experience — and the bottom line.
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.
SATO GY412 Printer
A direct thermal printer that simultaneously prints on both sides of a label; the printer has 2 thermal print heads. The thermal label media is coated on both sides using thermal technology.
SATO Shade And Sequential Marking Systems
Sato/Meto’s sequential labelers assure high quality and flexibility for shade marking and other consecutive numbering applications. Most commonly used by apparel manufacturers, these systems provide a quick and easy means of identifying cut, size, and ply number information on cut work fabric bundles.
SATO Take-A-Number Systems
It is not always possible to service all of your customers as quickly as you would like. A Turn-O-Matic system allows your customers to wait in relaxed comfort without having to worry about missing their turn.
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
Ayal Latz Nominated For DRMA Member Of The Year Award
a2b Fulfillment, a third-party logistics provider with a specialty in consumer-direct order fulfillment and customer service, announces that company President Ayal Latz has been nominated for the coveted DRMA Member of the Year Award.
SUPPLY CHAIN MULTIMEDIA
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.
RVCF’s Expanding Reach In Retail
The Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF), formerly the Vendor Compliance Federation, has expanded its reach into retail by expanding its focus to include all areas of the inventory management process from planning, to forecasting, to replenishment.