Katie Devlin

5 ways curbside pickup helps retailers remain relevant

Written by Katie Devlin | May 14, 2020 | Order Management

As we start to see the re-opening of stores across the country, not everyone is looking forward to stepping inside malls and shopping centers. According to a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll, 67% of Americans say they would be uncomfortable shopping at a retail clothing store. What does this mean for the future of retail ...read more

Small business inventory management

Written by Nicole LEINBACH REYHLE | April 15, 2020 | Inventory Visibility, Order Management

Looking ahead into 2020 and beyond, what inventory challenges do you face? What opportunities do you have to help your clients get what they need through better utilization of inventory? And what can help you bring better clarity to both? ...read more

Stay true to customer promises during times of uncertainty

Written by Saif Rivers | April 8, 2020 | Industries, Order Management

Here are some early observations and takeaways to help manage disruption today and get ahead of events in the future. ...read more

Sustainable supply chains? No longer an oxymoron

Written by Jasmine Glasheen | March 19, 2020 | Supply Chain News, Supply Chain Trends

Taking steps toward supply chain sustainability and transparency can have a measurable impact on retailers’ ROI and sales. ...read more

Can AI transform the supply chain?

Written by Alex Zhong | March 9, 2020 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain, Supply Chain News, Supply Chain Trends

Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) and their organizations often struggle to optimize decision making and manage disruptions because they lack end-to-end visibility. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of CSCOs and supply chain leaders report that they have “very limited” supply chain visibility. In addition, 65 percent of supply chain leaders said they have limited or no visibility beyond their Tier 1 suppliers. ...read more

Supply Chain Hero: EDI leader overcomes complex supply chain challenges

Written by Katie Devlin | February 18, 2020 | Supply Chain Hero

This is part of our #SupplyChainHero series where we shine a spotlight on professionals who continuously strive to make supply chains better. As Vice President EDI/E-Commerce at Coastal Pacific Food Distributors (CPFD), Pat Ranga is a supply chain industry veteran with inspiring stories from the front lines. I had the opportunity to hear how he ...read more

MIT Research Scientist blends passion for sustainability and supply chain to equip a new era of leaders

Written by Katie Devlin | January 9, 2020 | Supply Chain Hero

This is part of our #SupplyChainHero series where we shine a spotlight on professionals who continuously strive to make supply chains better. Dr. Alexis Bateman, Research Scientist and Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) describes herself as she does many of her students, having “fallen into ...read more

Inventory management and your omnichannel retail dream

Written by Katie Devlin | December 26, 2019 | Order Management

Omnichannel retail, omnichannel commerce – it’s all the same. Providing your customers with a consistent, seamless experience and allowing them to move between channels to order, edit, collect or return is now standard. With separate systems across organizations, how do you merge everything so orders, inventory and fulfillment options are shared? This exact challenge created ...read more

4 retail trends for 2020

Written by Katie Devlin | December 16, 2019 | Industries

Most of the busiest and highest revenue-generating shopping days are now behind us. 2019 saw a record-breaking number of US shoppers: 189.6 million from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, an increase of 14% over last year’s 165.8 million. However, there’s still quite a bit of work to do for retailers to be meeting consumers’ expectations ...read more