Power to the People: 5 Trends Impacting Workforce Management in Retail

The retail landscape has changed significantly over the last decade. In particular, the growth of omni-channel retail and globalization has meant that retailers have needed to adopt newer supply chain processes and innovate both online and in-store to meet consumer demand. These changes are also having a knock-on effect on retailers’ workforces, which has meant that newer requirements are being asked of them; if retailers are to survive in this new world it…

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Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

There is no question that the automotive industry has seen rapid change and improvement over the past three years. To learn more about what is impacting the industry today, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher for Automotive Logistics magazine to get his insights for our Expert Insights series. Here is an excerpt…

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Q&A Part 1: How Mobility and Workforce Management Can Empower Millennial Workforce

In the past decade or so, an entirely new store associate has emerged onto the retail scene. Today’s new associates are both well versed and confident in their ability to put technology – particularly mobile technology – to work to enrich their daily lives. They embrace and integrate new gadgets, devices and applications into their…

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Retail Leaders: Shift from a Static to a Dynamic Supply Chain

When discussing the biggest disruption hitting retail today, a super-session panel of leading retailers at FOCUS 2013 in Orlando, Florida agreed it was….the customer! That’s right, it’s not multi-channel or mobile or social commerce, it’s the changing customer, they said. Why? Because meeting customers’ fast-changing desires for shopping convenience and service, and providing a seamless…

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