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.
Business in crisis mode? Do your plans keep changing? How’s your customer service? If you have any of these symptoms, this white paper on Integrated Tactical Planning will help!
This white paper, Effective Execution of S&OP/IBP Plans Through Integrated Tactical Planning, gives you an in depth look at this planning process, how to recognize the symptoms of non-integrated processes, and how to remedy them.
How to identify recurring or identifiable seasonality and weekly phasing.
Who does what – how the roles and responsibilities interact.
Get the Action Guide to Assess the Impact on Supply Sources and How to Address the Disruption
Many businesses are looking to find alternative sources of supply and build greater supply chain resiliency due to the impact of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus). The good news is that there is a lot that can be done now to find and qualify alternative sources of supply. Descartes’ global trade intelligence solutions and services enable organizations to make better supply sourcing decisions. Our technology can help to improve bottom line performance and help businesses avoid government-imposed penalties and brand damage.
The 3 steps covered in this easy-to-understand guide include how to:
Identify: Know the global supplier market to make better sourcing decisions
Analyze: Choose the right supply chain path to maximize profit
Vet: Review trading partners to avoid fines and manage ongoing compliance
Download the definitive action guide that covers the key steps to supplier sourcing success.
FedEx and Microsoft are teaming up to provide commercial shipping customers with early warnings of delays from weather, traffic and other mishaps, giving the courier and the software maker another weapon as each competes with Amazon.
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, March 11, 2020 12:00 to Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:00
Join SAP for a Market Experience on Integrated Business Planning for Inventory
Join David Vallejo, Head of SAP Digital Business Planning to learn how Integrated Business Planning can help your organization connect all of its planning processes to improve lead times and service levels, followed by a market experience of how companies are utilizing Integrated Business Planning to maximize the efficiency of their inventory and working capital.
In this session, you will learn how to:
Maximize the efficiency of inventory and working capital
Automate and standardize planning processes to improve planner productivity
Enable shorter and more complete inventory target-setting cycles at each tier
Reduce product and distribution costs
Speakers: Bruce Waters, Senior IBP Consultant, PPG Industries David Vallejo, Global Head of Digital Business Planning, SAP
Moderator: Helen Atkinson, Editor, 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
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