Gamification in supply chain and inventory management training can motivate employees. To be effective, gamification training programs should be well designed, have clear objectives and be able to provide real-time feedback and rewards.
In this report, we continue our Retail-Tech Landscape report series, which spotlights innovative retail-tech companies that are disrupting the retail industry. This retail-tech landscape covers innovation in the supply chain, featuring start-ups in addition to a few more established companies that are disrupting the current scenario.
Supply Chain Briefing: Chief Supply Chain Officer Role Emerges to Improve Efficiency and Oversee Supply Chain Operations
The role of CSCO is relatively new, but we’re seeing more companies in retail and apparel hiring CSCOs to oversee their increasingly complex supply chain operations. Leveraging a CSCO role offers many benefits for forward-looking companies.
Supply Chain Briefing: Robotic Process Automation Brings Productivity and Precision to the Supply Chain
RPA offers numerous benefits to supply chain operations and the retail industry. Companies such as Walmart and Walgreens have adopted RPA. With RPA’s promise of greater efficiency, increased productivity and greater, we expect to see more retailers adopt this technology.
Fast retail is Coresight Research’s term for a new approach to retail featuring shorter leases, more shared spaces and more short-term stores. In this report, we profile the prevailing major fast retail formats in the US, ranging from pop-ups to marketplaces.
Most Coresight 100 retailers witnessed a decline in consumer spending, which translated into poor sales and inventory buildup in comparison to the same quarter last year. Tariffs and strategic investments also drove inventory accumulation.
Alibaba’s flash sale and group buying platform Juhusuan introduced an updated version of Jutudi, an initiative to offer fresh farm produce at a lower price. Tmall launched an experiential center to invite brands to connect with customers offline.
While the concept of the digital twin has been known in manufacturing for some time, it is still relatively new to consumer retail. But we see vast potential as the industry moves into the era of the Internet of Things.
3D design technology helps retailers better meet fast-changing consumer demand, while also improving product quality and cutting costs. The technology is already helping many companies in fashion and furniture create new product designs more quickly and with higher precision.
IVAs can improve supply chain operations by cutting labor costs and enabling faster and more accurate service delivery, ultimately leading to better customer experiences. Companies such as Alibaba and Aramex have been employing IVAs to improve supply chain efficiency.
As e-commerce consumer expectations rise, last-mile delivery is emerging as a crucial component of supply-chain logistics. This report profiles innovation in last-mile logistics, featuring last-mile solutions and platforms disrupting the landscape. We curated select established companies in the space and feature 40 in over 10 countries.
This report forms part of our Innovator Intelligence series, which focuses on emerging companies disrupting traditional retail and fueling innovation across the retail value chain. This report focused on retail's returns challenge, which will continue to grow as e-commerce grabs a greater share of the retail market.
This report reviews the most recent quarterly earnings for (mostly) US-based companies in the Coresight 100, our focus list of retailers, brand owners and real estate firms.
Supply Chain Briefing: Robotics Brings Productivity to the Supply Chain and Speeds Last-Mile Delivery
Heavy industry has used robotics for decades – but now it is gaining traction in apparel and retail. Robots offer improvement in supply chain by enhancing speed to market, better logistics, better warehousing and speedier last-mile deliver
The BRI is an ambitious initiative to transform the trade landscape from China to Europe via Asia and Africa. We see progress in terms of policy coordination, facility connectivity, trade and financial integration. However, there are also political and financial concerns.