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Benefits of RFID Technology to Apparel Industry Are Many, and ROI Is Assured

RFID retail inventory management can deliver benefits for most apparel retailers now. The basic handheld solution is not hard to understand, delivers real ROI and has a relatively low investment hurdle. Yes, employee training and compliance is a headache, but this is true for many jobs in retail,... »


Wanted: More Demand Planners

Wanted: More Demand Planners

The overall shortage of supply chain talent is particularly critical in demand management, says Jason Breault of LifeWork Search. He explains reasons and remedies. »


Using Wireless Broadband for M2M Solutions

Wireless broadband, with signals capable of passing through trees and buildings, is providing companies with a new means of reaching the "last mile" of their communications infrastructure, according to Barlow Keener, principal of the Keener Law Group. »


Peru's Largest Retail Pharmacy Chain Aims to Get Even Larger

Peru's Largest Retail Pharmacy Chain Aims to Get Even Larger

InkaFarma has an ambitious plan to nearly double the number of stores it operates in Peru, with an emphasis on opening up new locations in some of the country's remotest areas. To make that happen, the company needed both a new, automated distribution center and a warehouse-management system with... »


By the Numbers: How New Analytical Methods Can Help Improve On-Shelf Availability

By the Numbers: How New Analytical Methods Can Help Improve On-Shelf Availability

A conversation with Rahul Tyagi, associate director of retail and CPG with Tata Consultancy Services. »


Big Calculations Unlock the Value of Data and Enable a Company to Optimize

Big Calculations Unlock the Value of Data and Enable a Company to Optimize

Speed, Efficiency, Optimization. For many companies, actualizing this powerful trio can seem more like a dream than a concrete, achievable supply-chain goal. There are ways to realize all three, and the evolving excellence of supply chain technology is providing more and more opportunity to do so.... »


Using Labor Analytics Solutions to Reduce Costs of Healthcare

Using Labor Analytics Solutions to Reduce Costs of Healthcare

A conversation with David Clement, president and CEO of Health Qlix Inc. »


How HD Supply Automated the Complex Task of Supplier Governance

How HD Supply Automated the Complex Task of Supplier Governance

The big North American distributor of industrial products was looking for a means to eliminate paper and curb the flood of e-mail exchanges generated by its supplier-management efforts. It also wanted to keep closer tabs on a growing supplier base. Time for an automated solution. »


Segmentation Strategies for the Supply Chain

Segmenting customers and products to lower costs and improve profit margins also results in higher customer satisfaction, says Wade McDaniel, vice president of solutions development at Avnet Velocity. »


How Red Wing Shoes Streamlined S&OP and Boosted Performance

In a multi-year, multi-phase project covering people, processes and technology, Red Wing Shoes streamlined and improved its S&OP process, cutting planning time from six weeks to three and reducing inventory by 27 percent. »


How Technology Is Impacting M2M Apps

How Technology Is Impacting M2M Apps

Technology is having a big impact on machine-to-machine applications, says Terra Bastolich, vice president of sales for North America with NetComm Wireless. She offers her views on the evolution of M2M, and talks about how it ties in with global supply-chain management. »


Matching Perfect Suppliers, Buyers Doesn't Have to Be That Difficult

Matching Perfect Suppliers, Buyers Doesn't Have to Be That Difficult

Studies document that innovation in engineering and production works best when the two disciplines are contiguous. Pairing the two was problematic for one company until an online marketplace came to the rescue. »


Supply Chain Leaders Look to Improve Sales & Operations Planning, Process and Technology Integration

Supply Chain Leaders Look to Improve Sales & Operations Planning, Process and Technology Integration

Aligning supply chain planning with execution is now a competitive necessity and essential for all organizations, according to a new study. Results from the 2014 Supply Chain Benchmarking Study reveal investment priorities and top challenges of more than 300 supply chain professionals from a wide... »


Introducing the Internet of Everything

You've heard of the Internet of Things. Now get ready for the Internet of Everything – a term coined by Cisco Systems. Chad Jones, vice president of IoT strategy with LogMeIn, explains just what the IoE is, and how it differs from previous connectivity environments. »


Put Systems: How a Put System in Your Distribution and Fulfillment Operation Can Overcome Key Challenges

As competition escalates among today’s retailers, organizations across all industries are searching for ways to reduce warehousing costs. This paper navigates put system operations and explores advantages such as improved labor management and stronger order accuracy. Download white paper »


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