Could BOPIS be the Cure for the Store?

By now, it’s no secret that the retail industry is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. More and more, shoppers are taking their buying habits online. In JDA’s third annual Consumer Survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers, 54 percent said they prefer to shop in-store. While this shows that the store is preferred…

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Next Generation Integration Strategies and the End of EAI/ETL Templates

The software and integration community is rapidly making a significant shift in integration and process intelligence within the enterprise architecture framework. Traditionally, the logic of integration and requirements such as security checks, routing, business flow, validation and transformation have existed within the integration transport layer itself.  This concept introduced the challenge of extremely monolithic integration…

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New Employee Perk – Superhuman Strength!

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Lowe’s is testing robotic exoskeletons to arm its store workers with superhuman strength; data scientists are anticipated to be more in demand as companies increase investments in predictive analytics;…

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BoB vs. ERP – Part 2: Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics

A common theme in the tier 1 and 2 landscape of supply chain execution management is the desire to “orchestrate and synchronize end-to-end business processes,” and that “warehousing and transportation are notable points of convergence” (source: Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems). Logically dovetailing this notion is the added realization that in order…

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