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  • The End of Supply Chain Management?

    The End of Supply Chain Management?

    Did you know that your country’s lockdown restrictions were probably determined by the analysis of Covid-19 infection rate data?

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  • Supply chain booboo for Boohoo

    Supply chain booboo for Boohoo

    There is an old expression in business: “Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of the WSJ business section.“

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  • Making grocery delivery work

    Making grocery delivery work

    Despite dramatic growth in grocery deliveries due to the pandemic, grocers are not necessarily making higher profits.

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  • Three ways retail will change permanently

    Three ways retail will change permanently

    It’s morning and you are out of coffee. In fact, you don’t have anything to make for dinner tonight.

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  • Can Ecosystems Help Prevent Food Shortages?

    Can Ecosystems Help Prevent Food Shortages?

    Grocers have “won back lunch and dinner,” as per advice offered 15 months ago, but not quite in the way McKinsey envisioned.

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  • What Happens in your Store at Night?

    What Happens in your Store at Night?

    Have you ever wondered what happens at your grocery store at night?

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  • To Deal with a Crisis, you need Visibility

    To Deal with a Crisis, you need Visibility

    As we see the global pandemic continue to spread, there are increased concerns over the impact it is having on manufacturing and the global supply chain.

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  • Retailers and the Rule of Three

    Retailers and the Rule of Three

    You all know this phrase: “Friends, Romans, Countrymen…” Or this one: “Location, location, location.”

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  • What’s in Store for Retail in 2020?

    What’s in Store for Retail in 2020?

    In 2020, retailers will look to embrace new partners/channels, the Internet of Things and other critical technologies, as the industry continues to get the sharp end of the...

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  • Retail calls TKO on disruption

    Retail calls TKO on disruption

    As retailers, you have taken a lot of punches over the past few years.  Your high street stores and shopping malls are all being knocked out by more agile, digital-savvy disruptors.

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  • A Mindshare on Customer Centricity

    A Mindshare on Customer Centricity

    “How do you keep adapting to the huge demands of the 2019 consumer?”  This is just one of the topics discussed last week when Software AG’s Innovation Tour stopped in London where I...

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  • Customer Focus is at the Heart of Transformation       

    Customer Focus is at the Heart of Transformation       

    The “expectation economy” has put customers’ desires at the center of retailers’ digital transformation, but winning the hearts and minds inside your organization is also critical to...

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  • Are Customer Expectations Hurting the Planet?

    Are Customer Expectations Hurting the Planet?

    Consumers ask a lot from retailers; they want a personalized shopping experience, fast delivery and, in the meantime, not to damage the environment.

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  • IoT offers Retail Stores a Lifeline

    IoT offers Retail Stores a Lifeline

    Recently, Britain's high streets suffered their significantly as sales plunged by 2.7 per cent compared with last year, following four months of poor results.

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  • Retailers have to Shape up - or Ship Out

    Retailers have to Shape up - or Ship Out

    “Excess inventory will kill a business. It doesn’t just cost money; it hides real problems that are lurking in the shadows of the business.”

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  • Retail Ecosystems Require Cooperation… and APIs

    Retail Ecosystems Require Cooperation… and APIs

    A retail ecosystem exists when companies work together to satisfy the needs of consumers. 

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  • Returns is all About Data – is There Enough?

    Returns is all About Data – is There Enough?

    It’s amazing how seemingly crazy ideas come to you when you least expect it - as happened to me a few weeks ago while reacting to a Tweet from retail analyst Andrew Busby.

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  • How Superheroes Personify Retail

    How Superheroes Personify Retail

    I watched The Incredibles movie with my son at the weekend, and was reminded of a powerful session I saw at the Gartner Symposium in November.

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  • How Superheroes Personalize Retail

    How Superheroes Personalize Retail

    I watched The Incredibles movie with my son at the weekend, and was reminded of a powerful session I saw at the Gartner Symposium in November.

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  • What does Freedom as a Service mean to Retailers?

    What does Freedom as a Service mean to Retailers?

    Retailers have long been constrained, rather than empowered, by technology and data.  This is why I feel Software AG’s new tagline, Freedom as a Service, beautifully encapsulates what...

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