SCB Magazine - 2018 Annual Resource Guide >> Retail


Either Retail Industry Evolves with Today's Consumer -- or It Dies

Either Retail Industry Evolves with Today's Consumer -- or It Dies

Coming out of the Retail Value Chain Federation Fall Conference, it was clear that retailers, merchandise suppliers and even service providers are facing a do-or-die situation. It's a simple choice – adapt to meet the needs of today's consumer or become obsolete. Period. That means optimizing drop...[more]


Robots Will Soon Be In The Store Helping to Fulfill Orders

Robots Will Soon Be In The Store Helping to Fulfill Orders

As retailers continue to compete with e-commerce, they remain challenged in optimizing the use of in-store inventory as available to fulfill. The emergence of safe, mobile robots will help retailers to make better use of in-store inventory, while also enhancing the customer experience. Robots in...[more]


A Complete Supply Chain Transformation From Push to Demand-Pull

A Complete Supply Chain Transformation From Push to Demand-Pull

Until 2001, the world of supply chain management, especially in retail, had been driven by what we call the "push system," a very linear and slow-to-move-forward process. This approach, historically in retail, has been driven by an antiquated "middleman & merchandising" model involving "The Show",...[more]


Four Ways Amazon Disrupting Customer Expectations

Four Ways Amazon Disrupting Customer Expectations

Amazon is the great disruptor, in part because innovation is built into their culture. It’s in their DNA to try new things knowing some of them will fail, and they are experimenting and learning all the time. This cycle of innovation has enabled them to disrupt retail by raising customer...[more]


Emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility

Emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility

This year, the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 revealed that retailers are placing an increased emphasis on corporate social responsibility. The average CSR score for the top 10 retailers in the report was 6.8 in 2017, compared with 5.8 last year. Furthermore, four companies (Inditex, H&M, Gap and...[more]