How to support your evolving omni-channel strategy with RFID and ERP

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

RFID technology has risen to become a valuable element in better performing supply chain management, ensuring that the right products are available in the right place with no discrepancies. Retailers are experiencing challenges in keeping up with the inventory and visibility demands that today’s consumer-centric, competitive retail environment requires. RFID, supported by a multi-layered, flexible…

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ERP: the building block that drives personalization

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

An omni-channel transaction may be triggered on a smart screen, but delivering on it depends on end-to-end goods visibility, planning and forecasting supply, demand and inventory all in real time. To truly deliver personalization across channels, retailers’ suggestions come from the same source: their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Omni-channel capabilities are making it easier…

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Key takeaways from the NRF Big Show 2017

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Events, Research, Retail, Strategy

Returning home from my third NRF Big Show 2017, I feel a sense of urgency for continued evolution (rather than revolution…) for retailers to drive better and sounder offerings to us as consumers. Someone stated (I believe it was RSR Research) that one need to adhere to the continued drive for customer experience, using all…

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This will be the year of retailtainment.

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

2017 will be a fantastic year for retailers to experiment by trying out new ideas. There’s only one thing they can’t risk—standing still. What’s in store for retail over the coming years? Ulf Tillander, Global Industry Director of Retail at IFS, highlights three trends that will drive the industry in 2017 and beyond. Store as…

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Omni-channel: A question of “How?”

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Retail, Strategy

For retailers, being able to deliver, and keep delivering, is at the heart of omni-channel success. But delivering has never been more complex. Getting the right products to the right person at the right time means planning and integrating complex, multiple, often global functions and channels – all in real time. All omni-channel experiences make…

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Highlights from IFS World Conference 2016

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Events, Retail

Over 1,200 people from 50 countries joined us in Gothenburg, Sweden for IFS World Conference 2016. After yet another successful IFS World Conference event (attended by over 1,200 people who joined us in Gothenburg from 50 countries to listen to over 160 speakers including Bob Parker from IDC, Ben Salama from Accenture and Micael Dahlén,…

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Sustainability

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

Sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. As mentioned by Marian Salzman at NRF, sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. Retailers face a consumer that expects environmental transparency from anyone providing goods or services today. What does this mean to the modern…

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RETAIL INDUSTRY

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Research, Retail

IFS recently carried out a global survey of over 1,000 IT decision makers from companies in 12 countries. The survey aimed to gather insight on the subject of change in businesses: its relevance, impact and drivers. The results revealed a number of interesting trends across different vertical industries and here, Ulf Tillander gives his thoughts on…

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Meet with IFS at NRF 2016

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Events, Retail, Supply Chain

The retail year of 2016 is kicking off with a bang as the industry’s biggest fair, NRF, hosted in New York January 17-20. As retail is one of IFS’s fastest growing segments we will be there to talk about industry trends, our solution for Retail and our customers. Welcome to meet with IFS at our…

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