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Supply Chain Technology Study 2020: Balancing Supply Chain Resilience and Efficiency

Gaping holes emerged in the retail supply chain during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020 Supply Chain Technology Study, RIS benchmarks the state of the retail supply chain, identifies technologies that are keys to success, and recommends ways retailers can improve their ability to recover quickly from future disruptions.

The pandemic has had a profound impact on shopper behavior and retail success, but will it last? One thing will. “Essential” retailing. Find out why.

Months of near-lockdown conditions have kickstarted new retail tech strategies and solutions that grocers are ready to embrace. See which ones have been pushed to the forefront and which are ready to move off the back burner.

Being able to simulate multiple scenarios, as quickly as possible, will be the key to successfully “resetting” the company to the future economic and consumption state.

view on-demand!   The global pandemic is putting increased demand on grocers and their suppliers as the industry continues to operate under extraordinary circumstances.

Digital supply chain, digital customer experience, product experience, and real-time marketing capabilities are reframing commerce management for the digital age. The arrival of Experience Lifecycle Management will put enhanced profit levers into the hands of the apparel merchant and category manager.

JCPenny has opened a living retail lab as a direct result of customer insights. Take a look inside the brand-defining store at the center of new CEO Jill Soltau’s plan to rebuild the chain.

Macy’s reveals a major renovation to its 14,500 square-foot main floor men’s department in its Herald Square flagship, including a new space dubbed The Park. Take a look inside.

Amid a charged crowd in Dallas, Kevin Sterneckert, CMO, Symphony RetailAI, opened the Xcelerate, Breathing AIR into Retail event. Uncover how two days packed with exciting presentations really drove home the idea that knowing your customers is the key to never losing them.

Many retailers depend on disconnected systems for demand forecasting and are missing the big picture when it comes to how fresh impacts center store categories and vice-versa. Joe Skorupa, Editorial Director for RIS News, and Kevin Sterneckert, Chief Marketing Officer for Symphony RetailAI discuss why retailers need a holistic view of consumer demand across all categories.

After cutting through hype about the role of artificial intelligence in retailing one thing is certain – it will drive a stake through the heart of linear merchandising processes and managing by averages.

The off-price retailer has implemented a cutting-edge, cloud-based omnichannel suite to consolidate its planning and forecasting capabilities. Learn more about the implementation and the SaaS solution’s unique capabilities.

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