1. Supply-Chain-2011-03161.pdfINDUSTRY INSIGHTS Private Equity Readies Portfolios for Margin Squeeze Portfolio company managers face a new threat to performance: supply chain inflation. Kurt Salmon estimates apparel...
  2. TheDeal-Reprint-1102231.pdffebruary 17, 2011 Shop till you drop By Michael Dart, Kurt Salmon, and Robin Lewis, The Robin Report You don’t need a crystal ball to predict that 2011 dealflow in the retail and consumer goods...
  3. CG-Clustering-100127VF2.pdfOPERATIONS INSIGHTS The Five Deadly Sins of Clustering Clustering is in fashion among retailers—and for good reason. This not-so-new concept, which groups stores based on shared demographics and...
  4. CustomerFacingTechweb101.pdfExecutive Brief Optimize the Customer Experience When Upgrading Your POS Today’s retail customers are more empowered than ever before. Their choices have proliferated and the notion of “if we...
  5. Outsourced-Sourcing-PT2B-100608VF1.pdfExecutive Brief Maximizing Your Relationship with Sourcing Agents Increasingly, retailers are turning over their sourcing operations to agents. In the past few years, we found that about a quarter...
  6. Outsourced-Sourcing-PT1B-2010-06031.pdfExecutive Brief The Due Diligence That Retailers Should Do Before Turning Sourcing Operations Over to an Agent This January, the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores, agreed to turn over...
  7. Three-Stages-of-Retail-PLM-Adoption-2010-04301.pdfBY JEREMY RUBMAN The Three Stages of Retail PLM Adoption Including Five Myth Busters for Better Product Development Retailers who develop their own products have grown to appreciate the power of...
  8. Inventory-Effectiveness-200910191.pdfBY JOHN LONG, RON FLEISCHER AND JONATHAN MAYS Doing More with Less: Making Inventory More Productive Over the past year, many retailers have worked to better balance inventory levels with lower...
  9. AV-Supply-Chain-090825-SP1.pdfManaging a Supply Chain of Proprietary Products By Brooks Kitchel and Jonathan Mays To avoid falling into the pit of competing solely on price, many retailers have been trying hard to distinguish...
  10. Leaner-Retailing-0908242.pdfLeaner...