Gourmet Trading Company Selects FoodLink For Produce Traceability
FoodLink, the leader in supply chain and commerce solutions for the fresh food industry, recently announced that Gourmet Trading Company, the largest distributor of fresh asparagus in North America, will implement the company’s produce traceability (PTI) solution on all packed and shipped produce within the United States
Ryder Recognizes Transportation Carriers In Mexico With Service Excellence Awards
Ryder Mexico, a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, presented its 2013 Service Excellence Awards to top-performing carriers at its fourth annual Mexican Carrier Celebration and Recognition Event on January 23, 2014, at the Sheraton Santa Fe Hotel in Mexico City.
SMIC And JCET Establish A Joint Venture To Build China's Local IC Manufacturing Supply Chain
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, and Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. ("JCET", SSE: 600584), the largest packaging service provider in China , jointly announced today a joint venture for 12" bumping and related testing.
InnerWorkings And Callaway Enter Into Retail Management Partnership
InnerWorkings, Inc., a leading global marketing supply chain company, announced that it signed a new retail management agreement with Callaway Golf Company, a global leader in the manufacturing of premium golf products.
HighJump Software Achieves Anheuser-Busch InBev Certification
HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced recently that the cloud-based HighJump RouteCenter On-Demand (RCOD) solution has achieved certification status from the 2012-2013 Anheuser-Busch ISV/RAS program.
Norix Announces Partnership With Leading Warehouse Management Vendor, Chooses Manhattan’s SCALE System For Implementation
Norix Furniture, a leading manufacturer of robust products for continuous-use environments, announced that it has chosen Manhattan Associates, a leading global Supply Chain Commerce Solutions Provider, as its partner to implement their leading Manhattan Supply Chain Architected for Logistics Execution (SCALE™) Warehouse Management System (WMS) effective immediately.
Opportunities For Modern Wholesale Distributors To Leverage Technology And Leapfrog The Competition
Wholesalers have a unique position in the global supply chain, acting as intermediaries in the movement of goods between manufacturers and a variety of downstream customers, including resellers, other manufacturers, retailers, other businesses (B2B), restaurants, and even other distributors.
ERP, WFM, And Time Clocks: Critical Integration
Retailers are increasingly searching for single platform applications that incorporate their enterprise resource planning (ERP) and human capital management (HCM) requirements into a unified environment. Many retailers grapple with separate application suites that don’t talk to each other. Their accounting, supply chain, inventory, and POS management functions are isolated from their talent, compensation, scheduling, employee benefits, and workforce management systems.
JCPenney Turnaround Tied To Online Sales And Inventory Refresh
Following JCPenney’s third quarter financial results, CEO Myron Ullman seems optimistic about the turnaround effort that’s been underway for the past year or so. He says, “We’re making significant strides toward restoring JCPenney to its rightful place in retail… It’s hard work with no quick fixes, but our team’s rising to the challenge, and our customers tell us they love the progress we’re making.” It’s happening slowly, but JCPenney is beginning to see positive sales momentum, reporting slightly increased comp store sales. For the quarter, the comp sales improved by 710 basis points, reflecting sequential improvement in each of the three months in Q3’13. Similarly, the company reported positive comps in October, a huge achievement for the retailer, as it had been nearly two years since the company had seen such increases.
The XYZ’s Of BYOD
Everyone knows the ABCs of BYOD – but it’s the details that matter.
Vendor Compliance 104: Advancements In Vendor Compliance
As discussed in previous articles, retailers have used vendor compliance programs since the 1980’s to reduce supply chain variability, normalize receiving operations and highlight areas of opportunity in all aspects of the retail supply chain. Even now, after more than thirty years of vendor compliance programs, many retailers still consider vendor compliance programs to be about shipping and logistical compliance.
Retail Margin Risk: Step 5: “Over-communicate” With Your Vendor Trading Partners
In part five of our five part series on mitigating retail margin risks, we will examine the importance of over communicating to your vendor partners and some best practices leading retailers are utilizing today to collaborate with their vendors.
Supply Chain Execution 2014: Making Any-Channel Retail Fulfillment Profitable
Omni-channel is evolving and maturing. Retailers are turning from envisioning the future of digitalenabled shopping toward making that vision a reality. However, for all the work that has been done, one particular function of the retail business has been held apart: the supply chain.
Resale Retail: Printing In The Self-Contained Supply Chain
At hip resale retailer Kid to Kid, the POS workstation serves receiving, tagging, labeling, and transaction duties, requiring a unique printing environment.
E-Commerce — Much More Than Just A Channel
E-commerce has become much more than just a channel. It is an integral part of a complete retail business and the fastest-growing part of the business.
How Payment Processors Can Be Your New Source For BI
Payment processors gather a myriad of transactional and consumer data that can be a boon for retailers struggling to understand their customers.
Securing The App-Congested Network
As retail networks strain under the weight of application proliferation, network security and uptime once again take center stage.
The retail supply chain has gone global, and now it is going mobile with new technologies to benefit the supply chain from end-to-end.
Welcome to the 2013 Retail Supply Chain Special Report, where we take a look at significant factors affecting the retail supply chain. This year we are featuring research and commentary from the Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF, formerly VCF) and Retail Systems Research (RSR), both industry leaders when it comes to the retail supply chain.
Globalization Of Retail
The retail supply chain is becoming worldwide, from sourcing and manufacturing to end user delivery, and everywhere in between. Knowing how to maximize assortment planning across all channels and where to source the merchandise will be key to retailers maximizing margins and controlling costs as they expand worldwide. Nikki Baird, managing partner of RSR Research, will discuss the localization of demand, globalization of supply, and cross-channel opportunities. She will cover the benefits of globalization and how it can open new markets for retailers. Baird will also discuss the various business challenges retailers face regarding the supply chain, especially when it comes to flexibility in demand.
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