Inventory / Merchandising / Supply Chain

Supply chain challenges are mounting for many retailers, especially those operating in multiple regions of the country and abroad. Consumers expect to be able to order and purchase products via any channel, then have them delivered to their channel of choice – and quickly! New technologies are providing the ways and means for merchants to deliver on the promise of omnichannel excellence. Now retailers must find the best ways to implement new solutions to stay competitive.

Attune Integrates Two Bauer Brands With SAP Platform

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Global solutions provider attune Consulting announced that it has partnered with Bauer Performance Sports to help implement the SAP Apparel and Footwear (AFS) 6.5 platform into the company’s two lacrosse businesses. The platform connects the two brands — Maverik and Cascade — so that they both can meet the seasonal…

Will Customer Loyalty Suffer In Light Of Amazon Prime Price Hike?

Online giant Amazon has been spotlighted as a retail innovator with its dedication to creating a seamless customer experience. While the retailer has been praised for its personalization strategies, Amazon now has an eye on the future, unveiling plans for a series of new investments, including anticipatory shipping and drone delivery. The latest news from Amazon causing a commotion, though, is the eTailer’s decision to increase its annual membership fee for Amazon Prime from $79 to $99. Amazon indicated on the web site that if a membership renews before April 17, 2014, customers will be charged the standard rate of $79. But starting April 17, 2014, all Amazon Prime members will be charged $99 on their respective renewal dates. An Amazon Prime membership offers a number of benefits, including free two-day shipping on most products, one free book rental per month via the Kindle Lending Library, and free movie and television streaming via Amazon Instant Video.

Woolworths Improves Supply Chain Sustainability With MetricStream

Woolworths, a supermarket and grocery chain with more than 450 stores in South Africa, has implemented the Sustainability Performance Management Solution from MetricStream. The Sustainability Performance Management Solution is expected to help Woolworths monitor supplier compliance with sustainability guidelines by measuring metrics and indicators around energy, water, soil and waste…
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