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…
Greater Importance of Retailer and Supplier Collaboration
The new normal in planning needs to incorporate some traditional planning processes, but with changes to go-to-market. There should be a greater understanding of consumer confidence, manufacturing location, contingency planning, diversity in the supply chain, and leveraging not just data, but insights on how the consumer responds to purchase consumption.
How the COVID-19 Crisis Will Continue to Affect Retail Supply Chain Thinking
Supply chain management professionals have seen a lot over our careers. From a retail supply chain management perspective, it was a matter of understanding which throttles to slow down and when to speed things back up as the recovery took hold. There is some value to looking at how our supply chain thinking will fundamentally change in the months to come:
How COVID-19 Will Impact Softline Retailers
Softline retailers have been battling store closures and traffic declines in malls for several years. They have made moves to shift toward experiential retailers. They have deployed omni-channel capabilities like buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) and buy online return in store (BORIS) to drive traffic and deliver a seamless experience for customers. Ultimately, softline retailers were just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel… until COVID-19 coronavirus arrived.
Walmart Mexico’s Alex Guerrero Explains How Digital Innovations Empower Employees [Video]
Part-four of the Executive Exchange video series from JDA introduces us to Alex Guerrero of Walmart Mexico, who shares his vision for digital transformation at Walmart. As Alex explains, it’s…