Monday, February 27, 2017

What Powers Tractor Supply Co.'s Supply Chain

Innovative Retail Technologies Newsletter | February 27, 2017 | View web version here.
 
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Featured Article
Me2B = Personalization
By Erin Harris, editor in chief

Forget B2B, B2C, and B2B2C. As the customer — specifically the Millennial and Gen Z segments — help shape the future of retailing, we're in the throes of the "Me2B" economy.

Industry Insights
Walmart Acquires Outdoor Gear Retailer Moosejaw To Boost Online Sales

The $51 million acquisition is designed to best Amazon in the apparel and sporting goods categories.

Are You Ready For Location-Based Payments?

Learn why and how a growing number of merchants and consumers are turning toward mobile-based proximity payments.

Expediting The Investigation And Reconciliation Of Deduction Claims

Merchandise suppliers explain what information is required to quickly and efficiently identify the specific reason for a deduction and determine its validity.

How To Go Beyond Omni-Channel

We know that 2016 was the year of "omni-channel" — but we don't believe omni-channel goes far enough. To us, omni-channel requires only the ability to accept payments in all channels. It's a good and necessary step for any business, but it's not enough in today's retail environment. Modern consumers demand unified commerce: support for the entire customer journey across all channels, from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce to in-aisle and beyond.

Is There Grit In Amazon's Flywheel? Implications And What Retailers Need To Know To Survive

Amazon has achieved massive growth through a simple yet strategic business concept: the flywheel. However, the problem with a flywheel is that when one part breaks down, the overall system can fail rapidly. At least one of the core pieces of Amazon's flywheel — the customer experience — is already under pressure. While this may have profound consequences for Amazon, there are larger implications for the rest of the e-commerce ecosystem.

Big Benefits In Warehouse Automation

BHFO moved to a warehouse more than double the size of the original to accommodate orders and turned to warehouse automation to increase pick speed and accuracy.

From Innovative Retail Technologies Magazine
What Powers The TSC Supply Chain
By Matt Pillar, senior executive editor, Innovative Retail Technologies

$6.78 billion Tractor Supply Co. demands uptime from the mobile devices driving innovation in its warehouses and DCs.

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