When Technology Fails, Process Picks Up The Slack

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Over the weekend I went through the drive-thru of my favorite coffee chain. Without paying much attention I put in my order, pulled up behind the single vehicle in front of me, and scrolled through e-mails while I waited. Unlike the myriad other trips to this coffee shop, however, the minutes began to pile up. By the 15-minute mark, the … Read More

US Beauty Retailer Live On Oracle Retail V15 Category Management

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Logic has successfully rolled out another @OracleRetail v15 Category Management project at a leading US beauty retailer. The client was looking to standardize processes across all departments to create a more seamless shopping experience. The Category Management tool will help this retailer analyze historical product performance, build future assortments and analyze product performance in-season, all at the brand and fixture … Read More

“Christmas Creep” And The Evolution Of Black Friday

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A couple weeks ago, I received a tantalizing email offer for $150 off purchases of $500 or more at bluenile.com. I wavered over the decision of whether to splurge on the vintage emerald ring I’ve been eyeing for nearly a year, or hold out a little longer, and hope that a better deal would arrive on Back Friday. Black Friday, … Read More

Is Ken Bone The New Kate Middleton?

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Has the Kate Middleton Effect been replaced by the Ken Bone Effect? Maybe for the next 15 minutes. With all the things that could be effected by a presidential debate, there’s one thing people don’t usually think of, a retailer’s supply chain. During the back and forth discussion of the two candidates in the second debate, one person that has … Read More

The Race To Retail Dominance Escalates

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Similar to the fierce competition being exhibited in the pool at the Rio Olympics, two of the largest retailers in the world (Walmart and Amazon) are closely monitoring each other’s progress and appear to be doubling down on their investments in logistics and supply chain cost management. Walmart (#1) has made the latest move in this chess match for retail dominance … Read More