Supply Chain

Apparel Industry Puts Blockchain to the Test to Solve Persistent Challenges
August 3, 2020 at 1:04 pm

While retail industry innovation efforts may be paused during this unprecedented time of social distancing and economic turmoil, a study involving blockchain, radio frequency identification (RFID), and global data standards provided a glimpse into the potentially remarkable capabilities of emerging technology to help solve supply chain challenges. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the Auburn University…

Resident's Co-CEO on Solving Order Fulfillment Challenges During COVID
July 29, 2020 at 5:03 pm

During the most recent Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Ran Reske, founder and co-CEO of Resident, a house of direct-to-consumer brands in the home goods space, including Nectar and DreamCloud, participated in an interview during which he discussed what the company is doing to ensure its brands rise above growing market competition, how the events…

Adapting Omnichannel Fulfillment for a Post-COVID-19 World
July 29, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Around the world, countries are taking gradual steps toward a return to normalcy amidst efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19. One of those key steps is the easing of restrictions on retailers. This follows months of store closures, which made e-commerce the primary sales channel for many businesses practically overnight. Looking ahead, we can…

How Mobile Technology Can Revolutionize Your Retail Business
July 22, 2020 at 11:06 am

On April 7, 1818, Brooks Brothers opened its first store in New York City. Fast-forward to more than 200 years later, Brooks Brothers, one of the oldest U.S. retailers, still operates today. As the lines between physical and digital worlds became blurred, new customer demands emerged — with Brooks Brothers alongside those trends. As stated by…

Using Technology to Manage Expectations in an Omnichannel World, Part 2
July 21, 2020 at 2:39 pm

Retailers need technology that helps them meet customer expectations while providing a seamless shopping experience across all channels. To achieve these goals, many retailers are leveraging robust omnichannel-enabled, high-yield fulfillment operating models that can help them make a high-yield decision at every point in time, considering promises to customers and stores, inventory positions, time and labor constraints, and other external environmental factors.

Supply Chain Agility Can Fuel Delightful Customer Experiences
July 20, 2020 at 2:03 pm

When a consumer thinks of retail purchasing in the current economic climate, there’s a very good chance they’re comparing their experience to Amazon.com or other titans of the industry. But how do those retailers keep their customers delighted and coming back for more? They exercise strict control over their supply chain. The Customer Experience Increasingly,…

Using Technology to Manage Expectations in an Omnichannel World, Part 1
July 14, 2020 at 3:57 pm

The retail supply chain has experienced some dramatic evolutions over the last 10 years to 15 years. What started out as a straightforward process for getting goods from a warehouse or a distribution center (DC) and out onto the retail floor has become a central focus for companies managing a complex supply chain, including e-commerce,…

Kara Goldin on How Hint's Distribution Strategy Shifted During COVID-19
July 7, 2020 at 6:32 pm

During the most recent Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Lounge, Aliza Licht, founder and president, LEAVE YOUR MARK LLC and best-selling author and host of the LEAVE YOUR MARK podcast, interviewed Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint. The pair discussed everything from Goldin’s new book, “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters” (scheduled to be published in October), to how Hint’s marketing has changed in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and protests against racism, to everything in between.

Yes, You Can Compete With Amazon on Fulfillment
July 7, 2020 at 5:05 pm

Thanks to its dominance, Amazon.com is shaping consumer expectations for fast, free order fulfillment that other retailers struggle to meet. However, retailers can fight back by focusing on crucial service offerings and tapping consumer misgivings about Amazon to present a viable alternative. A new survey of 2,000 U.S. consumers conducted by Austin, Texas-based delivery experience…

Here’s Why the CSCO Will Be the Most Coveted Role in Retail
June 25, 2020 at 8:41 pm

We’ve seen history repeat itself time and time again this past year. As e-commerce’s impact on retail grows, companies that once viewed the supply chain as transactional are realizing that they must revamp their strategies with a greater emphasis on the business unit. As companies both small and large continue on their quests to deliver…