1. Operationalizing Omnichannel: Lessons and Insights from Industry Leaders On Monday, January 12th, Tom Cole hosted “Operationalizing Omnichannel: Lessons and Insights from Industry Leaders” at the NRF Big Show. Featuring Diane Ellis, chief executive officer...
  2. Mini-Roundtable: Creating Opportunities Using Big Data and Analytics Kurt Salmon’s CIO Advisory team discusses the intersection of big data, risk and regulation while taking a closer look at how businesses can transform big data into “big...
  3. How are West Coast port congestion issues impacting the retail industry? Why are we talking about ports? Imported goods and materials are getting delayed in West Coast ports because they can’t be unloaded and repackaged for overland shipping fast enough to keep...
  4. West Coast Ports: Retail’s $7 Billion ProblemKurt Salmon Discusses West Coast Ports Congestion with CNBC Kurt Salmon retail and supply chain expert, Frank Layo, discusses west coast ports congestion with CNBC. To mitigate the impact of the...
  5. Can Retailers Survive the West Coast Port Mess? First the bad news: The chronic congestion tying the West Coast ports in knots is on track to cost U.S. retailers some $7 billion this year, and losses could total nearly $37 billion by the end of...
  6. Why Operationalizing Omnichannel Requires a Seat at the C-Suite Table Years ago, when consumers first started buying online, retailers had to make a hard choice: build a separate e-commerce group to get to market quickly or try to integrate an e-commerce business...
  7. Most companies are mishandling their supply chain risk At the 2015 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference, Kurt Salmon moderated a panel on supply chain planning and the steps executives can take to mitigate related risks. What insights did you share?...
  8. Underestimating the value of mobile can be a costly business mistakeAt the 2015 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference, Tom Cole, Kurt Salmon retail expert, and Josh Friedman, VP of e-commerce and digital operations at JCPenney, discussed mobile in omnichannel. What...
  9. The retail industry must be part of our sustainability futureAt the 2015 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference, Todd Soller, a retail expert at Kurt Salmon, facilitated a conversation with executives from Walgreens and Meijer about their sustainability...
  10. HD MerchandisingSharper Focus, Clearer Decisions While technology and innovation flourish on the consumer side of fashion, inside headquarters, not much has changed in years. As if in a permanent homage to retro,...