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Here Are the Top Global Innovations in RFID for Retail Here Are the Top Global Innovations in RFID for Retail
While the on-demand economy has led to many brick-and-mortar stores declining, NXP Semiconductors reports that omnichannel services continue to grow. Smart supply chain... »

A Look at 10 Real-World Digital Transformations
CIOs at StubHub, HD Supply, JetBlue and other leading organizations are spearheading digital initiatives to drive business growth. Here's a look at their evolving digital... »

Opinion: Can Technology Re-humanize Sales for Startups and Small Businesses?
In my mid 20s, I opened a pizza restaurant in my hometown. Each week, the same people would come in. We'd talk about friends, weather, politics. I got to know their likes and... »

Videos
How AdvancePierre Foods is Achieving a Customer-Centric Strategy How AdvancePierre Foods is Achieving a Customer-Centric Strategy
Adrian Vickery, sales and operations planning manager with AdvancePierre Foods, explains the concept of "should-have-shipped" logic, and why it's so crucial to... »

Sensient Colors: Gaining Business Flexibility and Visibility Sensient Colors: Gaining Business Flexibility and Visibility
Sensient Colors needed to address its cash conversion cycle, as well as issues related to data availability, inventory composition and business planning. Gian Leocata, global... »

The Coming of Machine Learning to the Supply Chain The Coming of Machine Learning to the Supply Chain
Joseph Shamir, chief executive officer of ToolsGroup, traces the progress of machine learning and its impact on supply-chain functions, especially demand planning and... »

Editors' Blog
Erasing the Line Between E-Commerce and Retail Store Fulfillment
Separate fulfillment streams for e-commerce and retail stores? Those days are over.... »

Should CPG Brands Let Amazon Lure Them Away From Traditional Retailers?
Amazon.com Inc. just put another crack in the foundation that underlies traditional retail.... »

For 3M, Technology Was the Key to a New Supply-Chain Mindset
It only makes sense that The 3M Company, with a business model resting almost entirely upon technology, would eventually get around to applying it to the supply chain.... »

Podcasts
Customer Loyalty Programs: What Works, and What Doesn't Customer Loyalty Programs: What Works, and What Doesn't
Do modern-day retail customer-loyalty programs really make for loyal customers?... »

Social Listening Is the Key to Understanding Your Customer Social Listening Is the Key to Understanding Your Customer
Somebody out there is talking about your product. And you had better be listening.... »

How Smaller Companies Can Conquer Big Data How Smaller Companies Can Conquer Big Data
Big data is threatening to swamp small companies.... »

  News
Amazon Tests Product Listing Ads, Tops Google
While for years Google was the number-one online destination for shoppers searching for products across desktop, mobile and tablet, it has recently lost its top ranking as a... »

Why Companies Need to Reach the Latter Stages of S&OP Maturity
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) has enjoyed a resurgence over the past few years, with significant improvements in data management systems enabling practitioners to... »

River Island to Deploy RFID Across 280 Stores
Fashion retailer River Island is rolling out a radio frequency identification tool at all 280 of the stores it owns and operates. The retailer says it will track all of the... »

White Papers
BASF - Value Based Supply Chain Planning
BASF is one of the world’s leading chemical companies. BASF helps its customers to be more successful through intelligent system solutions and high-quality products. The... »

The Inventory Optimization Handbook
Every supply chain team must balance inventory investment with service level performance. Without balance, excess inventory accumulates throughout the supply chain and traps... »

Optimizing the Full Operational View
To improve, we first need to measure. By implementing telematics and fleet management tools to monitor maintenance, reduce energy cost and maximize operator productivity,... »

Supplier Case Studies
OMP Plus Provides Advanced Supply Chain Planning Solutions for the Dairy Industry
Challenge: One of America's premier food and agricultural cooperative wanted to improve inventory visibility and take product shelf life into account. They were not just... »

Refashion Fast-Moving Global Supply Chain
Challenge: This retail company's warehouse stock was rising as stores shifted risk further up the supply chain. The retailer needed to reduce inventory levels and production... »

Overcoming Operational Silos in the End-to-End Supply Chain With Kinaxis
Challenge: The organization wanted to elevate its supply chain planning capabilities to support synchronization, end-to-end supply chain planning, visibility and... »

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