A rise in customer expectations, the increase
in the value of brands, the explosion of technology,
Powerful market forces have been dramatically re-shaping the
Retail and Apparel landscape.
Add manufacturing collaboration, the proliferation
of global sales and service channels, mergers, acquisitions
and consolidations and the retail world looks like a very
While the bottom lines of some organizations
have taken a big hit during these turbulent times, others
have been able to capitalize and drive increased sales, profits
and expansion. What are these top companies doing to ensure
superior performance today and continued growth and profitability
- Improving Integration with Suppliers
- Executing Consistently Across Multiple
- Fully Leveraging Brand Strength
- Effective Pricing & Liquidation
- Accurately Measuring Performance
Top Retail Issues
Tight and Smart Inventory Management
In the past, it was enough to know what was where and how
much was selling. Today's top retailers use advanced inventory
management systems to manage their suppliers, optimize markdowns
and make just-in-time allocation and replenishment decisions.
And they don't tie up excessive capital in inventory.
Business Intelligence to Drive Intelligent
Your systems have plenty of customer, inventory and sales
data, but that data is valuable only if you use it to make
smarter and faster business decisions. By using data for business
intelligence, you can spot emerging trends across all channels
and react to them quickly enough to impact the bottom line.
Instant and Consistent Customer Data
To identify customers and treat them consistently, your front-line
people need access to "single view" profiles with
detailed information about current status, past activity and
more. If your information is housed in "silos,"
you're limiting your ability to cement relationships.
Using Collaboration and Technology to
Control Your World
The best companies are leveraging technology to overcome incompatibility
and increase collaboration on a global scale.
Leveraging Emerging Technologies
Web availability. Self-checkout. Intelligent in-store Wireless
systems - All of these technologies have the potential to
increase sales, customer satisfaction and profitably. Only
if you define a clear strategy, select the right technologies
and implement them using best practices will you maximize
your investment and optimize your opportunity.
No matter what aspect of retail industry you specialize in
no matter where you are in your growth cycle
has experience with your particular business challenges.