Although enabling agility, optimizing efficiency and driving sustainability are not new value-driving capabilities, technologies such as robotics, analytics, digitization and block chain are critical to enabling these capabilities for next-generation sourcing enterprises.
If done correctly, ship-from-store fulfillment not only addresses rising customer expectations, but also helps retailers avoid markdowns and lost sales, decrease fulfillment costs and increase full-price sales.
From sustainability and artificial intelligence to automating workflows, doubling down on fit technology and perfecting patterns, this year’s innovative cohort shows that there’s no wrong way to move your business forward and rise above the competition - even as the stakes get higher every day.
For fast-fashion retailer Groupe Dynamite, streamlining supply chain operations has been essential to aggressive global expansion, while Red Wing Shoes is tapping into demand planning and forecasting insights to meet Millennial demand.
Supply chain and retail planning solutions firm Logility, Inc. has acquired privately held Halo Business Intelligence, a San Diego-based supplier of advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market.