Island Pacific, a division of 3Q Holdings Limited, announced today that Sur La Table has decided to deploy Island Pacific’s SmartRetail browser based User Interface and Data Warehouse solutions, as well as the latest release of Island Pacific Merchandising System (IPMS) & Merchandise Planning solution (IPP).
Increasing global demand for mineral resources has sent many mining operations further into Africa to access its rich mineral deposits. These deposits, some of which are yet to be discovered, are by definition in the least accessible, most inhospitable, and most dangerous areas of the continent.
The key to retail growth is doing more with less. This can partly be accomplished by operating one supply chain that services all of the sales channels.
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.
LOGISTICS EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
Increasing Mobility In The Supply Chain In June 2010, Modern Materials Handling published a white paper titled “How materials handling operations are using mobile technology to improve processes.” By Ed McCabe, National Sales Manager, Panasonic Solutions
Real-Time Inventory Mastery - Look To The Cloud The time has come to take a careful look at the sophistication of your company's inventory management capabilities. After all, inventory represents a tremendous percentage of a retailer's assets. By Baruch Goldwasser, Director of Strategy, NetSuite, Inc.
The Top Three Reasons Supply Chain Transformations Fail Supply chain management used to be simple. In a traditional supply chain-driven model, manufacturers made products and pushed them through the system to compliant customers as efficiently as possible. By Ramanan Sambukumar, Senior Manager, and Anil Vijayan, Senior Consultant, Wipro Consulting Services
RETAIL INDUSTRY PODCASTS
How Technology Is Helping To Evolve The Omni-Channel Experience
Technology in retail is enabling the rapid evolution from traditional siloed retailing channels to a true omni-channel retail experience, both for the customer and operations. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers, talks with Andy Lloyd, GM of e-commerce products at NetSuite to see how this evolution is affecting retailers.
Solving The Omni-Channel Puzzle
Retailers are struggling to create a true omni-channel customer experience. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers, talks with Chris Cunnane, senior research analyst with Aberdeen, to discuss the latest research on omni-channel retailing and who is driving the customer experience.
RETAIL INDUSTRY VIDEOS
Datalogic Lynx™ PDA Mobile Computer - Perfect For The Retail Environment
Datalogic Lynx™ PDA improves connectivity within the Retail marketplace while enabling quick and accurate functions such as price checks and inventory stock checks.
NRF13: Chris Isbrecht, MaaS360
Isbrecht talks about the importance of mobile device management for retailers. He explains the advantages and disadvantages of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). “There are lots of benefits for employees from a productivity standpoint.” Challenges include how to procure the devices, printing personally identifiable information and PCI data stored on the devices. Regarding personal devices lost or stolen, retailers need to think about how to recover that data.
Get Your Mobile Mojo Back With MDM From MaaS 360 By Fiberlink
This video discusses the features and benefits provided by MaaS360 by Fiberlink, the recognized leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure enterprise mobile devices. Find out what mobile device management (MDM) with MaaS360 can do for your business!
RETAIL INDUSTRY PARTNERS AND EVENTS
|Merchant Risk Council - London||April 17 - April 19||London|
|VCF Spring 2013||April 21 - April 23||Grapevine, TX|
|RILA Retail Asset Protection||April 28 - May 1||Orlando|
|Etail Canada 2013||April 29 - May 1||Toronto|
|FMI - Future Connect Conference||April 30 - May 2||Orlando|
|NRF Loss Prevention 2013||June 12 - June 14||San Diego|
|Etail East 2013||August 12 - August 15||Philadelphia|
|WBR - Consumer Returns||September 23 - September 25||Dallas|
|RILA Sustainability Show||September 29 - October 3||Orlando|
|VCF Fall 2013||November 3 - November 6||Scottsdale, AZ|