Advanced VMI: How to Improve On-Shelf Availability

By
Brian Lindner
January 13, 2021 -
Here’s a truth universally accepted by suppliers and retailers: An empty shelf bringeth no sales. No one wants in-store shoppers to encounter that lonely shelf tag for their favorite item with no goods stocked above it. When a consumer goes down the...

Replenishment is Key to Effective Scan-Based Trading

By
Doug Bethea
February 27, 2020 -
Driven by retailers who love low-risk investments, scan-based trading (SBT) is quickly becoming a normal occurrence among supply chains. While not every supplier is a fan of the practice, SBT is growing across several retailers and channels and...

Scan-based Trading Users are Ready for Something Better

October 2, 2019 -
Remember when you were a kid and you dreamed about getting that awesome new toy? Sometimes the toy lived up to your expectations and other times, it was relegated to the back of your closet after a few hours. But hey, that was a long time ago. We’re adults. We’ve moved on and we no longer want toys, right? Wrong! Of course we still want toys, they’re just not dolls and dinosaurs. We adults dream about getting “toys” like a powerful computer or a new software suite. We envision our workdays being much more fulfilling and our projects impressing colleagues and supervisors.

Scan-Based Trading (SBT) Basics – Why, Who, and How

By
Brian Lindner
September 5, 2019 -
The omnichannel explosion has created enormous pressure on retailers to reduce inventory and cut carrying costs while offering high in-stock levels and product variety. Major chains like Target, Dollar General, Walgreen’s and CVS are turning to scan-based trading as an option to stay competitive.