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.
Preparing your supply chain for sustainable business performance in the aftermath of COVID-19 requires awareness of multi-modal transportation trends affecting your ability to manage cost and customer service.
Working from home, employees may be wasting time and money mailing contracts to customers, sending samples to prospects or managing even routine shipments — while businesses quickly lose enterprise visibility. A cloud-based multi-carrier management solution can help maintain centralized control.
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