New Omnichannel Opportunity from Covid-Complicated Fulfillment

By Kavindra Malik   |   May 17, 2021 Omnichannel fulfillment has always been a challenge for retailers and its complexity is only growing. Covid-19 changed our world and retailers have faced renewed difficulty maintaining an attractive assortment and ...

Fulfillment – Retail’s New Loyalty Factor

By Rich Pedott  Covid has forced many retailers to make dramatic shifts toward digital transformation of their business models. Many have successfully pivoted to offer services including BOPIS, curbside pick-up, and same-day home delivery across their digital, ...

Measuring the New Normal: Retail’s KPI Challenge

By Rich Pedott The media has been busy proclaiming the coming death of both the store and experiential retailing in a voice that has grown progressively louder over the course of the last decade. The scourge ...

Retail Planning: The Business Case for Anaplan

By Jared Dolich Principal Consultant, Columbus Consulting2020 Master Anaplanner, Community Boss, & Retail Planning Enthusiast Anaplan is an ideal platform to enable virtually all retail, wholesale, and ecommerce planning activities. The value provided by Anaplan combines the ...

Preparing for Data Driven Labor Management

One of the major impacts of the continual march of “Omni” retailing is to re-define the role of the store and the staff who service it. Experiential shopping doesn’t happen by accident, and exceptional customer service ...

Planning and Managing the Critical Aspects of a Full Merchandising Season

By Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski Retailers could learn a lot from the Italian micro-economist Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto, who in 1906 came up with the principle that is sometimes known as the 80/20 rule. ‘The Pareto principle’ holds that ...

Drapers Roundtable Breakfast

By Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski Over more than just coffee and croissants in a nice upmarket London hotel, merchandise and planning experts debated if NOW was the time to move off spreadsheets and onto more formal planning solutions. All ...

Executing On Time

By Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski I think we all know that great apparel brands maintain competitive advantage by consistently executing on time. Executing late, or under constant pressure, is not a mark of creativity. It’s just bad management. Do ...

omnichannel

By Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski Omni-channel, cross-channel, or all-channel retailing–whatever you may call it, retailers of all sizes are struggling to get it right. The goal is to satisfy customers who want a consistent shopping experience in the ...

Agile

By Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski The current pace of social, economic, technical, and environmental change appears likely to continue or accelerate nearly everywhere in the world. If adaptation is key to survival, retailers must strive to be ever ...

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