Apparel Retail Planning for a New World
While the COVID-19 global pandemic is unprecedented, it has only exacerbated an already unpredictable demand environment for apparel retailers. Current events have dramatically revealed the weaknesses in retailers’ forecasting…
Resilience Post COVID-19: Planning to Win the ‘New Normal’
This blog was co-authored by George Fowler, GVP at Spinnaker. Blue Yonder is committed to helping its customers face the unexpected. To provide insights into the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on supply chains around the world, we are delivering a blog series to…
Operating Responsibly During a Pandemic
Retail sales declined 16% in April, according to a recent report from the Commerce Department, marking the largest two-month decline on record. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to…
Leveraging VR in the New Normal
The most important part of the planogram process is not only execution but the pre-work before making the planogram available. Many retailers today work with their suppliers to pre-set the planogram in what is known as the retailer set room. During this time, the planogram…
The New Associate
There will be a new generation of associates entering the workforce post-COVID-19. Organizations need to be prepared for their changing expectations so they can continue to engage and retain their employees. This generation of workers understands and values technology.
COVID-19 Month-Over-Month Survey Comparison: Consumer Trends and Their Impact on Retail Supply Chains
Not surprisingly, the results show that overall consumer spending has decreased while online shopping sees steady growth; however, there are also notable takeaways for grocery delivery services based on additional questions that were added this month. Read on for the full results:
Crisis Response Part 2: Visibility and Planning
With a pandemic like COVID-19, the information available and necessary responses are rapidly changing. Our new normal might differ from before, but we can adapt and learn from it to better support our customers and associates. There are 3 key factors to keep in mind during and after this public health crisis for labor demand and scheduling:
The Impact of Assortment Management in the New Normal
We have witnessed, in front of our eyes, the changing of the new shopping experience. Grocers, beverage retailers, convenience stores, and other essential needs operations, controlling entry to the store, one person per aisle, rationing of products available for purchase, double-digit increases to categories deemed essential.
Building a Resilient Supply Chain
The very nature of supply chains—the movement of goods and services—means it’s unsurprising they have been drastically disrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard the term supply chain resilience around the globe since the pandemic began.
Supply Chain Visibility in a Time of Crisis: What the 2020 Visibility Report Tells Us
We have long had to deal with disruptions of all kinds, so why do we continue to scramble when a crisis hits? Answers to this question is in the 2020 Supply Chain Visibility Report based on research by Reuters Events and eyefortransport (eft), sponsored by Blue Yonder. The report highlights the gaps between available technical capabilities and their adoption in the areas of visibility, risk management and disruptive technologies, among other issues, as symptomatic of why we are not where we should be with preparedness and response.