Maintaining a flexible, efficient, and reliable retail supply chain has never been more difficult. Inventories are increasingly varied and complex -- a byproduct of retailers struggling to please as many customers as possible. Consumer expectations have grown every year, to the point that they seem to expect near-perfection. And new services and activities such as buy online ship from store (BOSS) / pick up in store (BOPIS) and curbside pickup have created immense complexity. These and other major supply-chain challenges, amplified by pressure from corporate to do more with less, make it more difficult to achieve and maintain supply chain excellence than ever before.
To achieve this increasingly ambitious goal, the modern supply chain professional must turn to technology. Specifically, they need an advanced analytics solution that can analyze and interpret data from every node and the transportation networks connecting them, using insights to guide decision-making accordingly. An advanced analytics solution (especially one that provides actionable insights, like prescriptive analytics), can increase visibility into the entire supply chain and identify exactly when, where, and how to make critical improvements that reduce costs, drive operational excellence, and optimize the customer experience. With advanced analytics, retailers can realize supply chain excellence, regardless of the challenges they may face.
This eBook discusses four of the biggest challenges in retail supply chain and how advanced analytics can help conquer them.
A conversation about how the coronavirus pandemic has altered retail sourcing and selling strategies, with Cathy Leonhardt, co-head of consumer retail, and Jason Russell, head of industrial technology and software, with PJ Solomon.
Omnichannel retailers face many challenges in satisfying customer demands. Justin Cramer, co-founder of ProShip, discusses how they can make the best use of technology to enhance service while decreasing operational costs.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:00 to Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00
Meeting customer demands for free and fast shipping, whether B2B, B2C, or B2B2C is driving the increase in parcel volume and the expansion of delivery choices. Companies are struggling to manage the shift from a centralized fulfillment model to a more decentralized model that emphasizes shipping from inventory sources (stores, manufacturers and other suppliers) in closer proximity to end consumers. Merchants now need to think differently about how to successfully manage omnichannel parcel and LTL strategies.
Getting your omnichannel shipping strategy right means improved customer service, shorter distances to the customer, increased speed of delivery, and reduced cost.
Please join us to discuss tips on implementing an effective omnichannel shipping strategy that incorporates parcel and LTL and a broad, diverse range of carriers.
In this 30-minute webinar you will learn:
Current omnichannel fulfillment trends and market data points
Challenges and critical issues facing logistics managers
What the emerging omni-channel transportation model looks like
Summary of benefits and takeaways
Panelists: Lance Healy, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Banyan Technology Bob Malley, Managing Director, Pierbridge
Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief, SupplyChainBrain
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 to Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:00
ON DEMAND WEBINAR
Pick faster and walk less with multi-bot warehouse fulfillment.
Warehouse fulfillment and distribution has vastly changed over the last few months. The current global pandemic is putting extreme pressure on operators—magnifying the existing labor shortage and accelerating the growth of e-commerce from a steady jog to an all-out sprint.
Whether it's ecommerce, omnichannel, or store-replenishment, finding an effective robotics automation solution that seamlessly improves fulfillment productivity and workplace quality is the key to success.
In this informative webinar, you'll learn:
Post-pandemic market dynamics, consumer trends, and labor patterns
How to double productivity and eliminate single cart capacity restraints with a multi-bot fulfillment and put-away solution
Cost-efficient strategies to seamlessly scale up and down with varying levels of demand
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:00 to Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:00
ON DEMAND WEBINAR
Three Actions You Can Take Today to Prepare for Tomorrow
Disruption occurs with no warning. Your supply chain's business network must be prepared to react seamlessly to disruption with minimal impact to your business. Join St. Gobain and IBM to learn three key actions your organization can take today to prepare for tomorrow's business network challenges. Explore how cloud, AI and process automation provide business value with real-world use cases.
You will learn about:
Modernizing to the cloud
Digitizing and automating manual processes
Infusing analytics into your Network
Jeannine Calandra, Senior Sterling Offering Manager, IBM Corporation
Chase Shelby, EDI Admin, Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America
Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief, SupplyChainBrain
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:00 to Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00
Omnichannel retailers—whether essential or not—have been the ones to best weather the shut-downs and stay-at-home orders of the global pandemic.
Whether it’s contactless ordering and payment, or contactless delivery, retailers will need to make major process changes to how they engage with customers in stores both now and for the foreseeable future.
In this webinar, you’ll learn about two key capabilities that can keep you and your employees safely selling—the new omnichannel process of BOPAC, “buy online, pickup at curbside” and the new line-busting process that takes the store to the parking lot, where customers can stay safe in cars or in socially-distanced lines.
Join Aptos’ omnichannel experts as they share best practices from retailers around the world. We will discuss:
The challenges driving interest on contactless commerce
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:00 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00
If COVID-19 has you thinking, “if only we’d been better prepared”, you’re not alone. The Coronavirus has shown us that, similar to humans, companies are susceptible to crises from weather catastrophes to global pandemics. It takes more than just luck to survive these interruptions. There are steps you can take now to inoculate your supply chain ahead of the next global disruption.
Join industry insiders George Fowler, Group VP at Spinnaker Management Group and David Barton, GM of North America at ToolsGroup as they share learnings from supply chain responses around the globe and actionable tips you can take now to build resilience in the face of disruptions.
This one-hour session will cover tips on:
Having the right planning tools and capabilities.
Implementing a resilient network.
Monitoring and adjusting business KPIs.
Establishing knowledge retention and change management.
Implementing effective scenario planning.
Don’t be caught unprepared when the next disruption occurs. Register now to start building your supply chain resilience game plan.
David Barton, GM of North America, ToolsGroup
George Fowler, Group VP, Spinnaker Management Group