There were so many interesting developments in 2018 and more to come this year. Here we take a look at what’s happening in autonomous supply chains, omni-channel delivery, AI/machine learning, blockchain for supply chain, checkoutless stores, and self-sovereign ID.
Omni-channel, multi-channel strategies, solutions, practices, etc.
Leveraging Global Trade Data-as-a-Service: Part Two – Applications of Trade DaaS
Here we discuss applications of Trade DaaS including ERP/GTM integration, supply chain risk management, sourcing optimization, supplier discovery, price discovery, total landed cost, compliant duty optimization, should-cost modeling, ecommerce, real-time denied party screening, competitive intelligence, lead generation, and KYC.
How Some Manufacturers and Distributors Are Thriving in the Age of Amazon: Part One – Differentiating
Amazon (and others) have profoundly raised customer expectations for frictionless commerce, fast-free delivery, and nearly infinite selection. This impacts not just retailers, but manufacturers and distributors as well. Here we explore three examples of companies thriving in this competitive environment by differentiating with unique services and experiences.
Enabling Growth: More Than Just a Tagline for NetSuite
At this year’s SuiteWorld conference, we heard about new developments and numerous customer examples showing how NetSuite enabled their growth.
Advanced Pool Distribution: Part One – How Pool Distribution Works
Pool distribution is a key part of the equation for retailers trying to achieve excellence in store replenishment and omnichannel fulfillment, at the lowest costs. In part one of this series, we examine how pool distribution works and summarize the key difference between advanced vs. basic pool distribution.
NetSuite’s Post-Acquisition Future
Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite last year was big news in the enterprise solutions arena. At SuiteWorld, we got a sense of what this will mean for NetSuite and its customers.
Supply Chain Solutions – Foundation for the Omnichannel Revolution
Highlights of what we learned at NRF’s annual conference from providers of supply chain planning and optimization, IoT and RFID, omnichannel and order management, global logistics, PLM, and Geographic Information Systems.
In-Store Operations – The Next Big Battlefront for Retail Solutions (NRF Report #1)
The Omni-channel revolution is compelling retailers to reinvent their stores, in turn opening up a new battlefront among solution providers over whose software will be running these newer store operations (such as in-store fulfillment). This battle was on full display at NRF this year.
The Holidays Are Here. So Where Is Your Omni Strategy Now?: Part Two
Today’s customer is 24/7, so Omni-channel has to be responsive to this new reality. Solving the challenges of Omni-channel will require an always-on supply chain with new skills, talent and technology.
Stores’ Identity Crisis: The Reimagining of Physical Stores
Free two-day shipping, enormous selections, quick and easy shopping, painless returns, and many other factors have propelled online shopping to become the main driver of growth in retail. So, where does that leave the role of the physical store, now and in the future? Here we look at how retailers are innovating to leverage the unique advantages of the physical store.
The Holidays Are Here. So Where is Your Omni Strategy Now?: Part One
Omni-channel strategy and execution continue to be central to retailers’ success as the holiday season is upon us. Here we look at the major challenges retailers are facing and how they are dealing with them.