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NRF--Retailer Extravaganza Article
Retailer technology progress in Omni, RFID, Mobile and Platforms. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

When ERP Is Not ERP Any More Article
ERP goes social and Mobile . . . Visits with Infor, SAP, and Oracle at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 100th Annual Convention and Expo. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

A Current View of the Retail Supply Chain Article
Retail is in a dramatic transformative phase. Consumers' multi-channel access and shopping make multi/merged channel fulfillment the focus for retail. No more relegating supply chain to the backwaters... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Application-Specific Mass-Market RFID Readers Article
In the past, the majority of fixed RFID readers were either your standard issue 4-port "one-size-fits-all" readers or, at the other end of the spectrum, customized for a very specific application such... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Beyond Fashion Statements - Part One Article
Observations at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 100th Annual Convention and Expo. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Beyond Tools . . .
ToolsGroup Offers Solutions
Article
ToolsGroup, not content to solve one big problem for CPG companies, is ready to conquer the next . . . What we learned from the ToolsGroup User Forum. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

BizSlate Targets Apparel and Retail Market Article
Young ERP may have the edge . . .... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Brand Companies Can Learn From Mercedes Article
Mercedes Benz USA (MBUSA) just announced that 2004 was its best performing year in terms of sales volume with 221,610 units sold. They also announced that December 2004 was its highest sales month ev... (more information)
by Pamela Danziger


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Build It! Beyond the Application Article
How solution providers create platform-centric universes. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Caribou Coffee's Supply Chain Story Article
Achieving 99% service levels through Implementing demand management technology solution ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath

Channels to the Hearts and Minds - Online 2005 Article
The physical, e and wireless world continues to grow! The e channel for shoppers continues to grow, with so many nay sayers and doubters. You'd think this issue would die, with more and more shoppers ... (more information)
by Lucy West


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Christmas Buildup in the Warehouse Article
Warehouse Management Strategies need to be looked at in order to prepare for new retail realities. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Cloud Economics Part Three - The Cloud of Clouds Article
Connected Communities cross industries.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Collaborative Demand Planning Technology Article
Everybody wants to collaborate. But is this actually done -- technically?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Complements or Competitors? Novitaz and Scanbuy Article
Barcode vs. RFID on Mobile. Is it a duel or will they work together? ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Compliance Rocks? Article
Compliance reduces friction and cost in the supply chain: Lessons from the Vendor Compliance Federation.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Cooperation and Competition in Retailer-Supplier Relationships Report
They are the best of friends. They are the worst of enemies. That is the paradox of the retailer-supplier relationship: that on the one hand only by a true, close, strategic partnership can both side... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Customers Want the Experience of Luxury Article
Our research among luxury consumers has shown that experiential luxuries provide them with the ultimate luxury satisfaction, more so than home luxuries or personal luxuries like clothes, cars or jewel... (more information)
by Pam Danziger


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Demand Better for Demand Management Article
Highlights from DemandTec User Conference. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Age of the Customer Article
How Mobile and other customer engagement channels can improve Demand Management.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade
The Strategic View - Part 2
Article
Multichannel marketing, multichannel retail, pricing and promotions, are challenging both retailers and brand companies. Web retailing is entering a new phase. So is a store's format, which must emplo... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade
The Strategic View - Part 1
Article
Demand Management has never been more important. From demand creation to marketing automation, demand forecasting, merchandising and assortment planning, collaboration with suppliers, and managing S&O... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade - A Structured View - Part 3 Article
Demand Forecasting, Replenishment, Collaborative Forecasting and Replenishment, Marketing Automation, Demand Creation. These are all buzz words we have to address in a business context. Here we conclu... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Demand Management Technology Evaluation:
Best Practices and Technology Evaluation
Report
The complexity of business today--working a myriad of partnerships with both the channel side and the transportation partners, as well as dealing with the challenges of fickle and surprising markets-... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Demand Management:
Technology for Retailers
Report
A new demographic is shopping - across channels and across the globe - and they're getting their information from a myriad of sources: from the old familiar flyer inserts in the Sunday papers to mobil... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Demand Management: from the Supplier to the Retailer Article
Winning in the demand management game requires granular visibility of the market, and software that can take action using the many data streams now available. Those who rely solely on spreadsheet anal... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Means Customer. Can I repeat that again? Article
Rechurning history won't get you there. You need data and analytics. So, DemandTec acquired ASI.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Demanding Times: Part Five - Consumption-based Forecasting Article
Forecasts are better off based on end-user consumption, rather than retailer orders. Suppliers need to stop asking what will the retailer order from us and start asking what should t... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Demanding Times: Part Two - Market Assumptions Article
The best companies pull together quantitative, analytical, and social information to gauge the 'market psyche.' They create their own assumptions about the markets they serve: what factors are affecti... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Differentiating Demand Solutions Article
Demand management solution providers are challenged to be unique. But with so many new areas to explore, new innovations are emerging that differentiate the providers. JDA, Logility, Symphony, JustEno... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Dynamics of the Retailer-Supplier Relationship Report
In both retail and consumer-product-goods sectors, the gap between winners and losers widens every day. What is it about the winners that makes them more and more successful, extending their lead ever... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Enterprise Social Networking: The Final Brick in the Supply Chain Platform Foundation
Supply Chain Platform Series: Part 3A
Article
Social networking in the enterprise is on the rise in surprising and obvious places.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Extending the Reach of the DC Article
Integrating logistics, all the way from the source plant through the DC onto the store shelf, reduces errors, exceptions and transit times.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Extra-Sensory Perception for Retailers and Manufacturers Article
How can retailers and CPG manufacturers read the minds of their fickle consumers? There are new ways available, beyond the traditional focus group or statistical forecast tools.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Focus on JDA Article
Highlights and observations about JDA's direction and the JDA Focus 2013 conference. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Forecast for 2013 Mobile Update Article
There may be smoke, but is there fire?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Fraudulent Returns Article
NRF survey reveals RFID opportunities.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

From Complexity to Clarity Part One - Mastering Today's Complex Supply Chains Whitepaper
Achieving excellence in Supply Chain has always been a challenge, but the last decade has gotten more complex, requiring solutions to enable clarity... ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

From Complexity to Clarity Part Two - Mastering Today's Complex Supply Chains Whitepaper
In part two we explore the impacts that New Product Introduction and Inventory Strategy decisions have across the enterprise on Sourcing and Transportation teams.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Google Extends Search to Real-world in-store Retail Inventory for Shoppers Article
No longer content with merely providing the dominant search engine scouring and indexing every square millimeter of the web, Google just launched a new addition to their Google Product Search for mobi... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

GT Nexus User Conference -- Bridges 2014 Article
Having attended my first Bridges in 2004 in San Francisco and seeing it again ten years later, it is impressive to see the growth. Ten years -- ten times the growth. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Happy New Year - Converged, Collaborative, Telepresent Communities in the Second Decade:
What's happening in 2011?
Article
Convergence - Unified Applications and Devices for the Second Decade.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Home Delivery for Retailers - More Sales, Less Cost Report
Home delivery services and same-day are driving retailers to rethink their processes.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Home Delivery Heats Up Article
Amazon's entry into the home delivery arena will, no doubt, have many businesses examining their own delivery options. A closer look reveals that home delivery is not a new phenomenon, yet doing it pr... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

If You Build It, They Might Not Come! The Value of 'What-If' Simulators in Retail Environments Article
Solution providers offer simulation tools that help retailers try things out in a virtual environment before trying them in the real world. JDA 3D and Impinj SPS are good examples.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Impinj Monza R6 -- Another Significant Step in RFID's Progress Article
With the new Monza R6 chip, Impinj continues its relentless improvements to the performance and reliability of UHF RFID. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

In the Luxury Market, 'Trading Down' Is the Norm Article
So much attention has been given to the 'trading up' phenomenon - where people with upper-middle incomes of $50,000 to $75,000 stretch to luxury - that the converse trend toward 'trading down' has bee... (more information)
by Pam Danziger


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International Trade & Logistics for Retailers & Their Suppliers Article
Global markets and the widespread movement of manufacturing to low-labor-cost regions are creating an increasing array of tough decisions and challenges for retailers and suppliers. What is the right ... (more information)
by ChainLink/Chain Store Age


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Is your Brand at Risk? Article
Brand value, though it may not show up in the balance sheet, does truly show up in sales growth, margin and share holder value. It also shows up in your market momentum as partners want to stock YOUR ... (more information)
by Lucy West

It's Fifty Three Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Revised CPG Retail Footprint - from Merchandising to Supply Chain - Part 1 of 3.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Forty Six Shopping Days to Christmas Article
The Customer Experience. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Only Ten More Shopping Days To Christmas! Article
Coupons, anyone?... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Seventeen Shopping Days to Christmas! Article
* * * On the First Mobile Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me... * * *... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Seventy Three Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Strategies such as Market Segmentation and Promotion Management can lift Holiday spirits and sales. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Sixty Seven Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Don't hit that markdown button; Pricing Strategies for a Small Planet.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Sixty Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Customer Engagement - Customer Segmentation Beyond the Numbers... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Thirty Nine Shopping Days to Christmas - Is Your Brand Grand? Article
Brand power is when consumers camp out to get into your store... ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Twenty Four Shopping Days to Christmas - And Black Friday Shows the Winners and Losers Article
In spite of the noise and the crowds, shoppers spent over $10B on black Friday, which was a modest increase from last year. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Item-level Retail RFID: Part 1--The Retail Revolution and Why Now for RFID Article
With omni-channel, mobile, online competition, and other forces at play, retail is in a state of dynamic transformation. Item-level RFID is playing a role in that transformation and major retailers ar... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Item-level Retail RFID: Part 2 - The Power of End-to-End Article
Once items are being tagged at the source, there are many different places and ways within the retail supply chain that RFID can be used to improve performance or provide additional value to the consu... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Item-level Retail RFID: Part 3 - End-to-End Implementation Examples Article
These two real-world examples highlight what is possible when retailers take an end-to-end approach to item-level RFID. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

JDA Stays Focused Article
HighLights from the JDA mega conference. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Kiva Cuts the Ribbon on New Facility in Massachusetts Article
With so much talk about off-shoring, it's nice to see a company creating jobs and building facilities in the US. The US, overall, has seen an more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Kohl's - Another Retailer Demonstrates Value from Technology Article
Kohl's markdown optimization technology, Merchandise and Assortment, and Customer Segmentation strategies help them achieve growth and shareholder value.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Lessons from Going Multi-channel at ANN INC. Article
ANN INC.'s EVP of Ecommerce gives five great insights from his experience taking Ann Taylor and LOFT into an integrated omni-channel model.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Location-Based Services Poised for Rapid Growth - Part 1 Article
For years, pundits have predicted that the market for Location-Based Services is about to take off. So far that has been mostly wishful thinking. But there are many signs that now the time really is r... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Logility Acquires Optiant
The Supply Chain Optimization Market Gets Leaner
Article
Logility's acquisition of Optiant 'streamlines' the optimization market. With Ilog and its acquisition of Logictools, JDA's acquisition of i2, and others, the market is looking leaner. But this could ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Macy's Supply Chain and Shareholder Value Article
Supply Chain techniques have measurable impact on upside revenue and shareholder value, not just on cost cutting.... (more information)

Managing Your Managed Service Provider Article
Lessons from American Eagle's devastating e-commerce site failure. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Manhattan's Platform Journey Article
The central theme at Manhattan's recent annual conference, Momentum, was "Platform Thinking." It may sound boring, but actually there were some important developments announced.
... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

MFT, EDI and other B2B Alphabet Soups Article
The history and future of EDI and MFT.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Mobile Coupons - The Missing Piece Article
ECoupons on mobile phones have not taken off yet. Many people do not realize that it is largely because of the inability of most barcode readers at retailers to reliably read a barcode displayed on a ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Momentum 2013 - Where Supply Chain and the Market Meet Article
Manhattan's 2013 user conference showed that supply chain is as much about commerce as it is about operations.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Motorola Solutions Shows Off Their Retail Mojo in SoHo Article
Motorola Solutions continues to innovate devices and solutions, with purpose-driven designs, that set them apart from generic device manufacturers. Here is a firsthand report on Motorola's latest deve... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Mundane or Majestic Article
Supply Chain apps transform performance and image and brand of companies...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

NetSuite's Solutions End-to-End Article
NetSuite's cloud-based ERP solutions are more than up to the job of handling complex business models. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath and Ann Grackin

Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers
Part 1: The Outcome Economy
Report
This is Part One of a four-part series of reports on the findings from ChainLink research into the next generation of best practices for managing supplier relationships. This research examined hundred... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers
Part 2: Lean Machine
Report
This is Part Two of a four-part series of reports on the findings from ChainLink research into the next generation of best practices for managing supplier relationships. The research examined hundred... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Notes from Wal-Mart EPC meeting Nov 2003 Article
We are in the SmallSmartFast era where sensing, seeing and responding will supplant planning as the focus on business processes and technology. Read about the Wal-Mart EPC meeting 11-4-2003.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Omni-Channel Inventory: Getting the Big Picture Article
Retailers want to provide a great omni-channel experience. This requires a foundation of precise, real-time inventory visibility all the way from the supplier to the end consumer and everywhere in bet... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Orthodox vs. Extraordinary: Innovative Marketing and Merchandising Strategies Webinar

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Gain insights into the 7 Myths of Merchandising to go from Ortho
... (more information)
by Speakers: Inez Blackburn and Ann Grackin.


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Precision Retailing Article
Can you apply profitability management to a retailer? That was the question posed to me by a senior manager during a talk I gave to a group of executives in the Midwest a few months ago...... (more information)
by Jonathan Byrnes


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Pricing - It's Only a Game Article
Gamification for consumer pricing? Traditional and pioneering approaches that work.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Purpose-driven Mobile Devices Solve Specific Challenges for Retailers Article
How Home Depot, Tesco, and others are using mobile technology from Motorola to address showrooming, line busting, re-engineer replenishment, enhance customer experience, and more.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reading the Pulse of Retail at NRF 2013: Omni-Channel Still the Big Thing Article
Omni-channel, which has been rising as a hot topic for several years, was a dominant theme at the big NRF show last week. It's a big topic with many dimensions. Here are some of the more interesting t... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Responsive Supply Chains Thru Flexible Warehouses Article
The benefits of more responsive supply chains are understood, but creating agile processes , especially for warehouses, to improve Customer experience can be a challenge. Several new technologies have... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Retail Item-level RFID Tagging: Is the Privacy Threat Real? Article
Recent articles on Walmart's item-level tagging announcement dedicated a lot of print to privacy concerns. Is that the central story?... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Retail Style Trends for 2007 Article
Did you ever notice that the product names imply that they are here for me? I know these products of the not too distant future (like now) are good economic buys for retailers. It has to work for the... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Retailer Collaboration--Managing the Supply Side Article
We frequently think of retail in terms of merchandising, but these days the supply side is just as interesting, whether it's product design or collaboration with suppliers for transportation, forecast... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Retailer Collaboration: Myth or Reality? Article
The theme of the recent RVCF conference was Collaboration. The move to getting better performance from suppliers and retailers ultimately depends on it. Read on for real results.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Retailer-Supplier Collaboration: Part One Report
As trading partners move beyond one-to-one collaboration, the Platform enables catatgory, carriers and customer insights in the trading network.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Retailers and Their Brands Thrive on Technology Article
From Prada to American Eagle: from the edge of fashion to the middle, the brand, the fashion and the efficiencies come from technology investments.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Rethinking the Customer at the Point of Experience Article
Companies spend millions on engineering products, but not much on thinking about the real point of it all -- the customer experience.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID--Why Jeans? Article
Assortment Planning and Replenishment rely on great data. Can RFID be part of the solution?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart Case Study
One of the suppliers making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates is HP. We can all learn some lessons from the experience of these kinds of supplier programs.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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RFID for Consumer/Retail Supply Chain Article
The extended Consumer Supply Chain is driven by serving the demands of the ultimate customer. Since consumers have no obligation to present forecasts to their merchants, that means businesses need to ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID for the Customer Experience
The Next Wave for the Retailer and Consumer
Report

RFID can, if implemented correctly, have a significant impact on retail performance. This report takes a look at what is being done by some early adopters.

This report covers the type of RFID... (more information)
by Laura Faught


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RFID Hardware -
What You Must Know

Understanding and Selecting RFID Devices
Report

This report -- RFID Hardware -- is for two audiences. There is a primer for those who do not have RFID knowledge. Although we use the word primer, we think most people will still learn a bit... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID in Retail
Retail/Consumer Supply Chains & RFID
Report
RFID can help businesses create ways to see and sense - in real-time, all the time - product consumption, as well as evolve their offerings over time, to continue to meet the needs of an ever more sop... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID Market Still Shows Promise Article
Highlights of RFID Live: Part Two.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

RFID will require Opting-In in Order to Gain Real Value Article
The art of getting customers to opt in is the start of the "opting in chain", so to speak. And, at the heart of that art, is to ensure that the customer perceives and gets value as well as an improve... (more information)
by Laura Faught

RFID...for Customers? Article
Recently I spoke at the National Retail Federation in the center of retail: New York City! The big buzz this year, no surprise, was about RFID.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Shaking Up the Status Quo in Demand Management Article
Ad placement, mobile, social, and competitive pricing all impact demand and your inventory strategy. Lessons learned from ToolsGroup User Forum.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Six Steps to Get Your S&OP in High Gear Whitepaper
Sales and Operations Planning has been talked about for over two decades, yet enterprises are having their challenges. Learn from those who are mastering S&OP. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Space: The Final Frontier
How Retailers Make Shelf Space Allocation Decisions
Article
In both retail and consumer goods sectors, the gap between winners and losers widens every day. What is it about the winners that make them more and more successful, extending their lead every quarter... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Speed Bumps in Global Transportation TMS 2014 Article
A tug of war exists between the market requirements for speed and what the logistics network can deliver. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Stop Whining -- Start Winning at Omni-Channel Article
The raging battle over the channels -- etail vs. on-premise shopping -- is masking the real issue -- the customer experience.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

SuiteWorld 2012 Article
At this year's SuiteWorld, NetSuite announced key architectural changes, their version of an omni-channel strategy, many new capabilities by vertical industry, and a new IDE for their SuiteCloud platf... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Summer Technology Article
Like a summer reading list, this is a summer technology list. Spend some time contemplating and learning about the future...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Supply Chain Apps Still Provide Competitive Advantage Article
Inventory Management - is it really an old story? Not to Macy's, Wal-Mart, Hilfiger, Martha Stewart and Delmonte! Do you want to capture the top shelf space? And have your channel love your brand and ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Supply Chain's Christmas Checklist Report
This document is designed to provide an across-supply-chain 'checklist' of practices and actionable suggestions to tune your supply chain for better performance, to deal with volatile and seasonal cha... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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SYSPRO: 14 Thousand ERP Customers and Still Growing Article
SYSPRO continues to defy their small company ERP profile with leading technology innovation.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Tagnreaderville Article
A delightful story about how the use of RFID technology and supporting business processes can ultimately transform the way we live, work, and play. Follow Suzy Shopper and Peter Procurer as they and t... (more information)
by Laura Faught

The Evolution of Retail Store RFID Reader Strategies Article
Retailers that have rolled out RFID have traditionally used handheld readers. However, some are starting to use exit-monitoring or even whole-store illumination approaches. Smart shelves have yet to t... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Integrated Store Article
We are moving from the era of silos to integration of functions and systems within the retail store. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

The Interview: Ron Ireland Interview
About ten years ago I had the privilege of working with some extraordinary guys from Wal-Mart, at the birth of Collaboration. Buzz words, software, and new careers were spawned after we all worked on ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Merged Channel Nirvana
(Which is Awfully Close To The Merged Channel Nightmare)
Report
Merged Channel is a hot topic, catapulted by the suddenness of mobile popularity. Beyond the buzz, companies need to provide the right mix of services, messages, and pricing.

To create some
... (more information)
by The editors of StorefrontBacktalk and ChainLink


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The Next Phase of Supplier Performance Management in the Retail Industry Article
Supplier performance management in the mass merchandising market is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. Increasingly, retailers are deploying vendor scorecards as a means of better aligning their supp... (more information)
by Mark Jones


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The Price is Right Article
New methods for accurate and dynamic pricing?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Store of the Future: Summary of NRF 2004 Article
We just got back from the National Retail Federation show in NYC-home of big retailing. The big hit of the show was the Metro Group's Store of the Future. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Truth About VMI: Revelations and Recommendations Report
The high tech industry has experienced a striking shift from traditional replenishment processes to Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) replenishment for various products during the last decade. This has b... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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The Year of Item-level RFID Article
GS1 and VICS' announcement of an item-level RFID initiative might appear to be the formation of "just another technical working group." But it is actually one more indicator that we are finally at the... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Trends 2012 - Mobile Mania Report
The question is not, "Are we going mobile?" The question is, "How are we going to leverage it?" ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Trends 2012: Mobile Mania - Shopping and the Shoppers Article
In our report on mobile mania (in the last issue) we looked at the supply chain side of mobile, pr... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Tyco Cuts the Ribbon Article
Tyco opens its Retail Performance Briefing Center in Boca Raton. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Understanding the RFID Renaissance Article
We wanted to find out exactly what is driving the recent growth in RFID in retail. ChainLink surveyed over 120 retailers to find out which use cases are being implemented and which are actually delive... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Walmart Supplier Reliability Article
Walmart Supply Chain performance looked like artwork from The Little Prince, thus their Supplier Reliability program initiative...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Walmart Takes Over Their Inbound Logistics: Tactical Change or Sea Change? Article
Walmart plans to increasingly take over inbound freight from their suppliers. How will this impact suppliers' cost of doing business and freight management? Will other retailers follow suit?... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Walmart Teams With Suppliers to Buy Raw Materials Article
In its relentless pursuit for additional cost advantage, Walmart is looking to combine its own spend with that of its suppliers. It raises questions of how much control Walmart can exert over their su... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Walmart's Virtual Mirror Article
Shoppers can scan the barcode of makeup in the store, take a picture of themselves, and see how the makeup they selected looks on them in a digital mockup rendition. Increased sales, reduced shrink, a... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

What is Driving RFID Adoption in Retail? Article
What is driving the surge of RFID adoption in retail, especially in the apparel sector? And what is next? You can help find out.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

What Retail RFID Mandates Mean for Suppliers Article
Articles about the recent major item-level RFID tagging initiatives in retail (Macy's, JCP, M&S, et al) have focused on what it means for the retailer. Here we examine some impacts for suppliers.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

What Will It Take? Article
Passive RFID sales are being dominated by apparel. 2014 will see more apparel items tagged. But for a sustaining market, RFID will have to make the case in other categories and other industries. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Wholesale Distributors
Meeting 21st Century Challenges
Report
Wholesale Distributors represent approximately $4 trillion in trade, just in the US, alone! They are a powerful segment of every economy. The speed of business and increased competition powered by the... (more information)
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Winning at Home Delivery Report
Home delivery is the new battlefront in retail. In this report we uncover the myths and the best practices across the globe.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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