Category Archives: Inventory

Time to Move from E-Commerce to E-Commpetition!

Since the advent of the consumer internet in the mid-1990s we’ve heard and seen the word e-commerce some several billion times as it has blended into the smoothie that is today’s societal lexicon. Funnily enough, it’s only now that the … Continue reading

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Exploring the Eight Layers of Matrix Retail

The age of Matrix Retail is already upon us and the only question to ask is will you acknowledge, understand, embrace, engage and tune all of the components of your company’s presence in the retail eco-system? Or, will you choose … Continue reading

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Matrix Retail: The Logistics of Customer Experience

At a previous NRF Shop.org Summit I saw a keynote address by Jamie Nordstrom on trends he saw coming in the online retail business. During his talk Jamie said there was a new dynamic emerging, people were describing using words … Continue reading

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Sharing Kevin O’Leary’s Omni-Channel Epiphany!

Recently I attended the Retail Council of Canada’s STORE Conference and to be honest when I heard Kevin O’Leary was speaking, all I expected to hear from him was a funny and entertaining talk. This advance expectation was rapidly confirmed … Continue reading

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Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

At SCI Logistics in addition to fulfilling millions of e-commerce orders on an annual basis, we also spend a significant amount of time studying the optimal methods of helping our customers serve consumers in Canada. And by the way, if … Continue reading

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Beware the Ship-From-Store Spin Cycle

Seems like every so often there’s a new trend that takes the retail and e-commerce world by storm and the latest of these seems to be Ship-From -Store. An omni-channel nirvana being pumped by systems companies, and falsely supported by … Continue reading

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Omni-channel Emerging as Top Retail Logistics Issue

December is now upon us and before we know it we’ll be starting off 2014 right, which means it won’t be long until we’re all gathering in San Diego Feb 23rd to 26th for RILA Supply Chain 2014. Last year … Continue reading

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Going Omnichannel in Orlando & Reaching the Item Level RFID Tipping Point

Just about every year the RILA Logistics Conference is one of the best Events I attend and pleased to say #RILALogistics 2013 was no exception. Great sessions and excellent networking provided me with many insights and opportunities to take home … Continue reading

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Measuring Adoption to Drive Sourcing Value

Everyone has bad habits, but for procurement, bad habits can put a major dent it in the ROI of your sourcing tools. That’s because strategic sourcing is complex and challenging – success requires more than fancy software purchases. You must … Continue reading

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JDA Software Announces Release of JDA Shelf-Connected Cloud

JDA®Software Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced the release of JDA® Shelf-Connected Cloud, a revolutionary new solution that offers the unparalleled scale needed to connect manufacturers’ supply chains to the retail shelf. JDA® Shelf-Connected Cloud is designed … Continue reading

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Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions for supply chains and asset tracking, today announced the Intelleflex CMR-6100, the first fully integrated cellular-enabled, GPS-equipped multi-protocol RFID reader with support for the ISO Class 3 battery assisted passive and … Continue reading

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MIT Enterprise Forum RFID SIG Event: RFID Protects the Food Chain

Want to know where the food on your table comes from and who has handled it? Then you’ll want to register for this event. Food safety encompasses the origin, processing and packaging of food so that consumers don’t get sick … Continue reading

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Precor Home Fitness Selects Netsuite to Whip Operations into Shape

NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today (July 20th) announced that Precor Home Fitness deployed NetSuite for its end-to-end wholesale/distribution business needs. The solution is used for managing business operations across … Continue reading

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Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 22nd “Annual State of Logistics Report®,” presented by Penske Logistics, today at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The report reveals that business logistics costs … Continue reading

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Checkpoint Launches First RFID-Based EAS Solution for Apparel Retailers

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo its RFID Overhead EAS Solution, delivering benefits both for … Continue reading

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Netsuite Expands Cloud-Based Inventory Management with New Demand Planning Capabilities

NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today (June 7th) announced that the company has extended its cloud-based business management suite with new demand planning features. Designed to enable wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers, … Continue reading

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ISM Index at Highest Level in Nearly Seven Years

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 21st consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was … Continue reading

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SCM top 10 of 2010 – Bangkok Post

From Bangkok Post: “Year-end roundups are all the rage this week, so we thought it apt to do the same for supply chain management. SCM has received more mainstream attention this year than ever before. Not that it has been … Continue reading

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