Near-perfect inventory visibility is critical to transforming the customer experience and competing in the retail revolution. Yet inventory accuracy across retail sectors hovers at around 60%. That shortfall causes retailers to lose out on potential sales and puts customer loyalty at risk.How do retailers address this issue? RFID—or radio frequency identification—is 10 times more efficient at cycle counting and can increase inventory accuracy across the supply chain by up to 99.5%, enabling retailers to truly compete in the highly competitive omnichannel world. Launch a successful RFID technology pilot program in your retail operation with our free How-to Guide: Five Steps to Piloting RFID for Unprecedented Inventory Visibility. This guide takes you from Step 1 (a KPI checklist) to Step 5 (execution and monitoring), so you can launch a pilot program and effectively measure its ROI before moving to full deployment. Download the free Guide today.
Today’s shoppers demand technology-enabled experiences that straddle clicks and bricks. They want better prices, more choices, next-day delivery and easy returns. They want a quick, friction-free product search and purchase experience, and they want it right now. How can retail technology help you satisfy them? Our 10th annual Shopper Vision Study surveyed thousands of consumers throughout North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, asking the questions that really matter to find out what shoppers really want—giving you the insight you need to be their preferred retailer, both in-store and online. The New Retail Mandate: Shopper Vision Study reveals exactly what your customers are thinking, what their habits are and how retail technology can help you be more effective. Download the Shopper Study today to learn how today’s smartest retailers use emerging technology to manage inventory, enrich the shopping experience and keep shoppers satisfied.
By 2022, only 12 percent of warehouse operations will use pen and paper, according to a recent Zebra study. Why are manual processes vanishing? Because automation and connectivity enable the modern warehouse to stay compliant, deliver on time and ensure more overall customer satisfaction, every single time. You can create a more efficient, compliant and profitable warehouse. Learn how with our free eBook, 6 Steps to Flawless Fulfillment. You’ll discover actionable strategies to:
Deploy industrial wireless solutions to optimize team productivity and workflow.
Improve staff communications and management to maximize on-the-job efficiency and effectiveness.
Streamline order picking processes to cut costs and save time.
Create advanced inventory and storage capabilities to improve efficiency and accuracy.
Upgrade inbound handling operations to process more shipments, more accurately.
Turnaround outbound performance to deliver the ‘last mile’ in flawless fulfillment.
Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience.
Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers
now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel
implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered
consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now
being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across
mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end
infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty
programs, personalized recommendations, inventory management, etc.) to improve many
aspects of store and enterprise operations.
An omnichannel strategy relies on several core and supporting technologies. The key factors in
evaluating any omnichannel-enabling solution includ
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
Putting inventory in the right place at the right time
No company wants to be known as the “company that never delivers.” That’s what poor inventory optimization leads to, as customers wait for that guaranteed two-day shipping that turns into three, four, five days, and beyond. To stay competitive and keep customers loyal, you need to know where to store inventory and for how long. Optimizer for Anaplan makes inventory optimization fast and easy.
Inside this paper, you’ll find:
• Why optimization is key to supply chain success
• How inventory optimization works with Optimizer in Anaplan
With Quest Workspacetm Asset Manager, you can easily find data on hardware and software inventory and compare it to records on what's been purchased as well as what's actually in use. Centrally track and manage the IT contracts and licenses then generate usage reports automatically that you easily correlate to actual purchase costs and legal responsibilities. For managing software licenses, Quest Workspacetm Asset Manager goes beyond simply scanning and identifying software. It traces software usage through metering and quickly identifies if it's being underutilized, sitting idle or if the appropriate number of licenses have been purchased. From one solution, you can implement IT asset management best practices that eliminate overspending and ensure license compliance.
Join Greg Shields of Concentrated Technology and Robert Crosley of Dell as they discuss some of the new approaches in integrating best-in-class user environment management solutions with whatever you already use to collect inventory.
After maxing out on Quickbooks, Gunther Gifts needed a software solution that could support their growth and enable complete integration across inventory, accounting, purchasing and sales. Download this paper to read about their results.
Supply chain-centric organizations face unique challenges in today’s rapidly-changing marketplace. A variety of macro-industry factors, combined with the dynamic nature of their business, have made operations increasingly complex. As a result, there is an urgent need for tools that enable complete visibility into and enhanced management of inventory and related events and activities.
Today, as more and more organizations strive to improve productivity and profitability by dedicating the bulk of their resources to their core competencies, many of them are looking for efficient and cost-effective ways to outsource ancillary and support activities. Nowhere is this trend more prominent than among supply chain-centric organizations such as retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers.
Corning Cable Systems offers the broadest range of end-to-end fibre optic and copper product solutions for telecommunications networks. Corning wanted to improve their supply chain to reduce inventory levels (thereby adding to bottom line savings) and reduce overall administrative costs- all without expensive or time-consuming investments.
Chase & Sons has been delivering innovative engineered products and processes to the wire and cable industry for over 50 years. They supply General Cable with specialty tapes. In the past, Chase & Sons would allocate resources for 'emergency handling' of orders which took time away from planning and other more strategic functions.
General Cable operates 28 manufacturing locations in 8 countries and is a leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products. Their products are widely used in communications, energy, industrial and speciality markets. General Cable has nearly 300 suppliers of raw material for their US operations.
In high volume, low margin grocery retailing, merchants have to be on their toes when it comes to driving customer demand and loyalty. This comprehensive eBook details the essential steps required to enable a commerce anywhere strategy in grocery retail. With specific attention to developing a strategy, optimizing inventory, ensuring planning is targeted and scientific, and the power of real-time analytics will provide the reader an actionable plan for success.
The cloud is gaining traction in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) market and most vendors now have a cloud offering. After examining small and medium companies that have implemented cloud ERP, Nucleus found customers were able to achieve substantial benefits, including reduced IT costs, increased employee productivity, and better inventory management. This report analyzes the benefits of cloud ERP and provides examples of how vendors helped their customers increase return on investment (ROI) and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
In our new report, Cost Control in Food & Beverage: How Technology Can Help Maximize Profits, we surveyed more than 200 independent operators and chains to understand how they are managing labor, inventory, and loss prevention costs.
Unique serial numbers must now be applied to individual bottles of drugs and the cases that carry them in California, due to new tracking requirements. Read this white paper to learn how the IBM Serialization Pilot Kit with TAGSYS RFID is helping companies achieve compliance in less than a year.
When companies adopted Just-In-Time (JIT) tactics, they did so primarily to reduce inventory costs. For the most part, this strategy worked. Reducing stocks of raw materials, parts, assemblies and finished goods reduces carrying costs, allowing companies to invest the freed-up funds in more productive assets and projects.