NRF 2020 recap: key takeaways

Written by Alissa Carter | January 21, 2020 | Supply Chain Trends

NRF 2020, heralded as “Retail’s Big Show,” truly lived up to its name this year. The event gathered over 40,000 attendees in New York City last week to explore innovative ideas, current trends and the future of the retail industry. Continued transformation in the retail community hinges not only on the availability of cutting-edge technologies, more

A partner ecosystem is helping to power supply chain innovation

Written by Stephen Kenna | January 16, 2020 | IT & Developers, Supply Chain Trends

Many global systems integrators (GSIs) tell me that their customers are looking to modernize their supply chains. They are being asked to help innovate across traditional systems and harness technologies such as AI, blockchain and IoT. And, they are using hybrid cloud to deliver new capabilities that create competitive advantage and drive growth. Enhanced solution more

How to be prepared ahead of peak events in 2020

Written by Alissa Carter | January 13, 2020 | Supply Chain Trends

The beginning of a new year traditionally signals a period of reflection. Businesses emerging from a busy holiday season certainly have a lot to think about as they review 2019 results. Now is the time to turn their attention to opportunities for supply chain growth in 2020. In 2019, participants in the IBM Sterling Holiday more

MIT Research Scientist blends passion for sustainability and supply chain to equip a new era of leaders

Written by Katie Devlin | January 9, 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. Dr. Alexis Bateman, Research Scientist and Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) describes herself as she does many of her students, having “fallen into more

Inventory management and your omnichannel retail dream

Written by Katie Devlin | December 26, 2019 | Order Management

Omnichannel retail, omnichannel commerce – it’s all the same. Providing your customers with a consistent, seamless experience and allowing them to move between channels to order, edit, collect or return is now standard. With separate systems across organizations, how do you merge everything so orders, inventory and fulfillment options are shared? This exact challenge created more

Mitigate extreme weather effects on your supply chain

Written by Stefan Freund | December 19, 2019 | Supply Chain News

The World Economic Forum ranked extreme weather as the biggest risk facing our world in 2019. For supply chain professionals, weather events and natural disasters are topping the list of things keeping them up at night. In the past year alone, supply chain professionals were forced to manage weather disruptions associated with: A winter storm more

4 retail trends for 2020

Written by Katie Devlin | December 16, 2019 | Industries

Most of the busiest and highest revenue-generating shopping days are now behind us. 2019 saw a record-breaking number of US shoppers: 189.6 million from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, an increase of 14% over last year’s 165.8 million. However, there’s still quite a bit of work to do for retailers to be meeting consumers’ expectations more

Greenworks Tools: How to support a growing business without a global IT team

Written by Katie Devlin | December 4, 2019 | Supply Chain Hero

This story is part of our #SupplyChainHero series where we shine a spotlight on supply chain leaders taking bold strides to make their supply chains smarter, more efficient and able to rapidly adjust as business needs evolve. For businesses, fast growth on a global scale is a blessing. But if you can’t scale – and more

5 ways supply chain heroes prepare all year long

Written by Rich Hagopian | November 20, 2019 | Order Management, Supply Chain Event Readiness, Supply Chain Hero

This story is part of our #SupplyChainHero series. This holiday season, we’re shining a spotlight on the behind-the-scenes heroes who make it possible for their companies to turn events into opportunities. When it comes to supply chains, the best holiday surprises are the ones that don’t happen. Supply chain heroes understand this – and that’s more