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The Eight Benefits of Curbside Pickup

Retailers will shutter if they do not take proactive steps to open new revenue streams. This is not meant to be alarmist; it is the stark reality that COVID-19 has placed on traditional retailers that have trailed omnichannel frontrunners who are better equipped to weather the closure of retail stores. With physical retail shopping on…

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Posts, Retail Order Management

Retail Doesn’t Die When Stores Shut Down

Against the backdrop of COVID-19, retailers are scrambling to rewrite their playbooks and overcome challenges they had never imagined. Without foot traffic in the store, traditional retailers are looking for ways to modernize by giving shoppers new ways to buy their products.

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Posts, Supply Chain

60 Seconds with John Reichert, Executive Director at MHI Solutions Community

Please enjoy this republication of a Material Handling 24/7 Interview. Title: Executive director, MHI Solutions Community; senior director of SCE Solutions, Tecsys Location: Charlotte, N.C., and Montreal Experience: More than 20 years in the supply chain software business. Duties: The MHI Solutions Community provides a venue where materials handling solution providers and users can work collaboratively. Modern: Tell us a little about the…

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Shrewd Retailers Think Outside the Big Box

Please enjoy this republication of a RETHINK Retail article. In his opening keynote for NRF’s Big Show 2020, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella casually dropped some staggering stats: 31% of the world’s GDP can be attributed to retail. 15% of all retail sales today are made online. 75% of all shopping begins online. What does this tell…

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Posts, Supply Chain

Predictability Is the Key to Supply Chain Sustainability (Part 2 of 2)

Making predictions involving your supply chain can occasionally feel like divining, but it becomes more of a science with each passing day. To improve predictability in your own supply chain, take these three steps:

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Posts, Supply Chain

Predictability Is the Key to Supply Chain Sustainability (Part 1 of 2)

Please enjoy this republication of a Supply & Demand Chain Executive article. Supply chain predictability remains a holy grail of sorts to manufacturing operations — it is something many organizations aspire to, but few actually achieve. Companies that aim to make this dream a reality understand the stakes: As rising consumer expectations and omnichannel distribution…

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