Commerce Trends

by Manhattan Associates

How Retailers Can Conquer Flash Demand

Today’s digital world has changed the game for retailers by putting more power in to the hands of their customers. This has allowed them to buy from pretty much anywhere they like and expect a super quick and seamless delivery. Throw in social media and the celebrity culture in to the mix, and suddenly a […]

Category: Commerce, Retail, Supply Chain

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Shipping Directly from Suppliers without Losing Control

Consumers don’t distinguish between channels; they want what they want when they want it, this is why the concept of endless aisle has gripped the imaginations of any retailer that trades in stores as well as online. And why drop ship has become more critical as an operational channel for retailers. In order to be […]

Category: Commerce, Customer Loyalty, Retail, Supply Chain

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Supply Chain and the Boardroom…..Do they Mix?

Admittedly I might have a very biased opinion on this. But how do they not? Fulfilment is becoming (if not already) the competitive battleground.  Retailers are pushing their last order times back further and further, challenging their rivals to do the same. Consumers are pulling the supply chain to them as they want their purchases […]

Category: Commerce, Customer Loyalty, Retail, Supply Chain

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GUEST BLOG: Learning & Development within Supply Chain Today

Stephanie Crowe, Senior Director Global Learning & Development, Manhattan Associates Employees must multiply their competencies to keep up with today’s supply chain.  The reality is that supply chain has changed.  It’s not even a “chain” anymore – it’s a network, of suppliers, distributors, facility types, forms of replenishment, cycles of supply, types of demand, the […]

Category: Supply Chain

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Supply Chain – it’s just the back office plumbing, isn’t it?

Definitely essential but not very sexy … That’s probably the most common view of one’s supply chain. It’s just there and it manages the flow of inventory behind the scenes. But oh boy, in today’s retail environment it is so much more … It’s exciting, it’s differentiating, it’s powerful, it’s directly connected to your customers […]

Category: Customer Loyalty, Supply Chain

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The Shop Assistant of the Future – Take 2

A couple of years ago I made some predictions about the changing role of the shop assistant. I predicted that as a result of the amount of product information available online, the customer service assistant role would change from being a product adviser to a supply chain adviser. With the wealth of supply chain information […]

Category: Supply Chain

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How do I get my customers on my side?

As a retailer, from time to time it is essential to take a step back and consider the pressures on a customer. Work, family, hobbies and other commitments make it harder and harder for them to actually get out to the shops. The result is that customers demand more. Speed is essential and accuracy a […]

Category: Supply Chain

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