5 ways curbside pickup helps retailers remain relevant

Written by Katie Devlin | May 14, 2020 | Order Management

As we start to see the re-opening of stores across the country, not everyone is looking forward to stepping inside malls and shopping centers. According to a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll, 67% of Americans say they would be uncomfortable shopping at a retail clothing store. What does this mean for the future of retail ...read more

The COVID-19 crisis reinforces the need for these supply chain methods

Written by Quentin Samelson | April 23, 2020 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain, Inventory Visibility, Supply Chain Trends

Anyone who has worked in supply chain management for a while knows that disruptions are inevitable. Unlike previous disruptions, the COVID-19 pandemic is less localized and the long-term impact on individual companies and entire industries is still unknown. It does, though, serve as the latest reminder of the importance of making supply chains more resilient ...read more

Small business inventory management

Written by Nicole LEINBACH REYHLE | April 15, 2020 | Inventory Visibility, Order Management

Looking ahead into 2020 and beyond, what inventory challenges do you face? What opportunities do you have to help your clients get what they need through better utilization of inventory? And what can help you bring better clarity to both? ...read more

Stay true to customer promises during times of uncertainty

Written by Saif Rivers | April 8, 2020 | Industries, Order Management

Here are some early observations and takeaways to help manage disruption today and get ahead of events in the future. ...read more

Sustainable supply chains? No longer an oxymoron

Written by Jasmine Glasheen | March 19, 2020 | Supply Chain News, Supply Chain Trends

Taking steps toward supply chain sustainability and transparency can have a measurable impact on retailers’ ROI and sales. ...read more

Can AI transform the supply chain?

Written by Alex Zhong | March 9, 2020 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain, Supply Chain News, Supply Chain Trends

Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) and their organizations often struggle to optimize decision making and manage disruptions because they lack end-to-end visibility. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of CSCOs and supply chain leaders report that they have “very limited” supply chain visibility. In addition, 65 percent of supply chain leaders said they have limited or no visibility beyond their Tier 1 suppliers. ...read more

3 ways AI can help solve inventory management challenges

Written by Chloe Chang | March 4, 2020 | Inventory Visibility, Order Management

Growing businesses have various sources of inventory that require receiving and sharing their ‘available-to-promise’ picture in real-time. As such, inventory management has become increasingly complex due to accessing information on a global scale. According to Forrester, omnichannel fulfillment is a high or top priority for 94% of retailers. To effectively manage costs and buyer needs, companies ...read more

5 challenges retailers face in giving customers what they want

Written by Jasmine Glasheen | February 26, 2020 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain, Industries, Order Management...

It’s 2020, and omnichannel retailing is the bare minimum when it comes to meeting consumer’s growing expectations. Now, error reduction is the name of the game. Consumers are beginning to expect retailer’s to deliver the same frictionless, channel-less experience they get when browsing online. Furthermore, modern consumers aren’t the forgiving type. 32% of shoppers will ...read more

Supply Chain Hero: EDI leader overcomes complex supply chain challenges

Written by Katie Devlin | February 18, 2020 | Supply Chain Hero

This is part of our #SupplyChainHero series where we shine a spotlight on professionals who continuously strive to make supply chains better. As Vice President EDI/E-Commerce at Coastal Pacific Food Distributors (CPFD), Pat Ranga is a supply chain industry veteran with inspiring stories from the front lines. I had the opportunity to hear how he ...read more