Urban Outfitters implemented Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management solution (WMS) from the Manhattan SCOPE Distribution Management solution suite to optimize its distribution network.
The Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management solution is designed for optimal collaboration and communication with an extensive network of suppliers and partners. Slotting Optimization scientifically determines the best picking profile for a distribution center, enabling timely, intelligent decisions as ordering trends change.
Urban Outfitters delivers shopping experiences from its specialty retail stores, web sites and catalogs. It offers differentiated collections of fashion apparel, accessories and home goods in its store locations. The company also has a wholesale division that distributes to more than 1,000 stores worldwide.
Ken McKinney, Executive Director of Logistics at Urban Outfitters, said the company’s continued growth and increasing sales led them to transform their supply chain processes with a long-term solution that could support their operations. Continue reading “Urban Outfitters Supports Growth with Manhattan Associates”
More than 120 retailers joined Google and other industry-leading companies to delve into the hottest topic in retail today: bringing the fourth channel – mobile – to life. In addition to a presentation by Wet Seal CIO Jon Kubo, participants at this week’s Oracle Crosstalk event heard from a panel of experts including executives from Google, Digby and Buzzient.
Wet Seal has been on the forefront of the mobile/social scene, tapping into the growing use of social media to create successful marketing programs. Approximately 72% of Wet Seal customers (ages 15-19) are on Facebook today, Kubo said, not to mention Twitter, YouTube and Myspace. And while a web-only social media marketing strategy may work today, the mobile channel is growing at such a rapid rate that retailers that don’t include mobile in the mix will be left behind.
Continue reading “Industry Leaders Provide Insight Into Retail Success in a Mobile/Social World”
As Facebook and Twitter continue to gain in popularity, brands are finding that a social marketing strategy is a business fundamental, not a nice-to-have. Bazaarvoice, a leader in hosted social commerce applications recently unveiled the SocialConnect suite, designed to help brands leverage the power and reach of leading social networks to drive measurable business results.The innovative product suite is designed to transform the way that marketers use popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter with exciting new capabilities for social sharing, social syndication, social applications and friends. The solution aims to give marketers the ability to extend the voices of their customers from their brand sites to social networks and collect consumer-generated reviews and stories directly on Facebook that can be pulled back to their site.
According to a recent report from Aberdeen Group, “a company importing $350 million can free between $10 million and $40 million in cash by better controlling its basic global trade processes” in the areas of trade agreement management, sourcing opportunities, foreign trade zone utilization, and supply chain finance strategies.
Register today for the Virtual Handshake webinar to learn how leading retailers and brand owners are connecting with their global trading partners through Trade Content, Data Integration, and Enterprise Collaboration to improve the performance of their private label global supply chain.
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