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Malls, a Struggling Symbol of Suburban America, Could Help Ease the Housing Crisis
In the San Fernando Valley, there are plans to level a nearly vacant mall and replace it with some 1,400 homes, boutique retail space and a concert venue.... »

Best Buy’s Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age Best Buy's Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age
While running errands the other day, I ducked into a local Best Buy to pick up a pair of new headphones. What I saw inside was shocking.... »

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... »

Videos
ChemPoint Cuts Inventory, Boosts Service: A Case Study ChemPoint Cuts Inventory, Boosts Service: A Case Study
ChemPoint set out to revamp its sales, inventory and operations planning (SIOP) process. SIOP manager Lisa Bowie explains how the company slashed safety stock and slow-moving... »

Accelerating Global Visibility, Velocity and Value Accelerating Global Visibility, Velocity and Value
Karin Bursa, executive vice president of Logility, recounts her customers' major "pain points," and lays out the supply and demand planning challenges for companies... »

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... »

Editors' Blog
Why APICS Partnered With a Private E-Tailer for Omnichannel Benchmarking
An unusual partnership between a major industry trade group and private retailer seeks to create a system for benchmarking supply-chain performance by e-commerce companies.... »

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.... »

Podcasts
At Long Last, A.I. Comes to the Logistics Industry At Long Last, A.I. Comes to the Logistics Industry
It was only a matter of time before artificial intelligence was applied to the field of logistics.... »

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.... »

  News
Why Neighborhood Toy Stores Are Thriving While Toys "R" Us Goes Bankrupt
Ella Wiesenfelder has been coming to Barstons Child's Play her whole life, so naturally it's where she wanted to be on the afternoon of her 8th birthday.... »

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... »

White Papers
Five Simple Questions: How to get the best from your S&OP or IBP Business process
Oliver Wight has developed a series of five questions - simple 'must-haves', which can be applied to any organization and which can be used in each of the five IBP review... »

My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick
You didn’t see that bow wave coming, did you! Grab the snorkel and download supply planning veteran David Goddard’s latest white paper, My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick.... »

Three Reasons Demand Planning Has Finally Come of Age
There's nothing new about the idea of demand planning. Phoenician wine traders, 2,000 years ago, were savvy about staying ahead of fluctuations in demand via a network of... »

Supplier Case Studies
Using Integrated Business Planning to Enhance Integration of all Functions
Challenge: A multi-national corporation producing personal care products had several business units struggling to align all functions. Surprises and expediting were part of... »

Integrated Business Planning as a Process in a Business Turnaround
Challenge: A food company with flat revenue and growth in a five-year period struggled to increase market share and household penetration where expectations and prices... »

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

Webinars
How Celanese Solves Their Planning Complexities with the Leading Integrated Planning Solution How Celanese Solves Their Planning Complexities with the Leading Integrated Planning Solution
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time In a world of ever increasing complexity and competition, an efficient and flexible supply... »

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