Where is the opportunity to reduce costs in the supply chain? The fashion industry has driven about as much cost out of the product itself as we are going to. We keep looking for more ways to reduce material and labor costs, but these are not the right cost components. The room for further improvement in those categories is marginal at best and volatile at worst. The right places to look depend in part on where you do business. The luxury market has different rules from the specialty and commodity markets. Across the spectrum, however, business process improvements, sustainability initiatives and clear data visibility offer the most attainable and maintainable cost reductions. Read this fourth in a series of White Papers – authored by Bob McKee, Infor, Industry Strategy Director where he will share insights modelled on specific cases and customer best practices.
Retail is undergoing a transformation, and retailers are making a move towards omnichannel to stay relevant. Traditional systems are no longer sufficient, and leaders are adopting powerful, cloud-based technology to gain visibility and connect with trading partners.
In the next five years, retailers believe developing a more engaging in-store customer experience will be business critical. This paper takes a look at the changes in the industry including changing shopper mindsets and behaviors, and the new expectations shoppers have for their in-store experience.
With an integrated merchandising solution, retailers can see improved sales and achieve a better understanding of planning and performance metrics, including retail sales, margins, inventory terms, category performance and customer needs.
There's no question that the world of retailing is changing at breakneck speeds as customers connect with brands in stores, via their computers, virtual shopping kiosks, tablets, smart phones, Facebook, Pinterest and more. But is the supply chain ready for this multichannel revolution, particularly from the distribution point of view? This white paper explores the key considerations for developing the right multichannel supply side solution.
Investigate the potential of social media and mobile apps to increase your share in a huge online market -- if you are ready. A new white paper, e-Sales in a Borderless World: Opportunity or Threat?, examines the maturation of e-commerce and the rapid takeoff of mobile commerce in the U.S., EU and Asia Pacific. It recommends simple ways to manage multichannel sales generation, ordering, fulfillment and customer service in a complex global market.
Tablets are rapidly becoming an important tool in retailers' toolboxes for enabling high-quality and differentiating customer experiences. Tablets will not be the only tool in that box, by any means, but if tablets are to be successful in the retail store, there is no better time to make the attempt. Nikki Baird, Managing Partner, RSR Research explores how tablets are creating new opportunities for retailers to enhance brand experiences and build brand loyalty.
Give your Fulfillment a Kiva Tune-Up in 2012! Tuning-up your distribution center for omni-channel growth will help you to keep up with the changing demands of today's and tomorrow's commerce. Read this new white paper from Kiva Systems to learn about readying your fulfillment operations for omni-channel success!
The apparel industry will never look at tags and labels the same way again.
With sourcing teams operating in a globally complex marketplace, coupled by the need to be more agile to respond to meet short notice demands, strategic best practices for building a risk-free supplier community need to be implemented. Download this white paper to learn best practices that will form stronger supplier relationshipss and reduce exposure to potential pitfalls.