Inventories have ballooned nearly three-fold over the last two decades as localization has been embraced to protect market share and profitability. Ye...Download PDF Read Article
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Retailers have more tools at their disposal than ever before to help ensure their shoppers’ safety. Supply chain compliance management has long been a term that strikes dread into grocers, imparting images of stacks of paperwork coupled with the nagging fear of a preventable foodborne-illness outbreak.Download PDF Read Article
Tightening regulations have introduced loftier compliance burdens to global supply chains, made even more complex and challenging as companies do business with thousands of vendors across borders. This is true for any industry, but perhaps even more so in the food retail space, where regulations can be as much about public health and safety as they are about money laundering and fraud.Download PDF Read Article
At the turn of the millennium, the retail industry was aglow with technological and operational possibilities.
The internet was seen as a platform for both selling things and making merchandising and fulfillment processes more efficient. Data processing power and storage capacity was growing dramatically, an improvement that cut analysis time from weeks down to hours. Additionally, data communication speeds were accelerating so quickly that frontline associates now had access to nearly realtime insights.Download PDF Read Article