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Why Apple, eBay, and Walmart have some of the biggest data warehouses you’ve ever seen

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>In an age of Hadoop and a general analytics revolution, it’s easy to poke fun at legacy data warehouse vendors such as …

Big Data

Tour Amazon's Warehouse, a Paradigm of Sterile Efficiency

For its "Amazon Unpacked" series, UK's <i>The Financial Times Weekend Magazine</i> got photographer Ben Roberts a pass into the hyper-systematized environs of one of <b>Amazon.com's</b> ginormous—roughly the length of nine football fields—fulfillment warehouses. The facility in Rugeley, England, is an expansive …

Marks & Spencer opens automated warehouse for online sales

Marks & Spencer is promising huge improvements to the way it serves online shoppers after opening a fully automated 900,000 sq ft warehouse in Castle …

Lean and resilient: The new automotive supply chain hybrid

DToday’s supply chains must be ever more resilient and agile in order to survive the ‘butterfly effect’ – where a small change at a localized point …

Manufacturing

How to Fix Common Symptoms of Supply Chain Troubles

Many small-to-midsized business enterprises struggle with various symptoms—the undesirable effects (UDEs) of supply chain troubles. Too frequently, …

Manufacturing

Supply Chain News: New Study from Boston Consulting Finds China Manufacturing Cost Advantage Over US to Disappear by 2015

From SCDigest's On-Target E-Magazine<p>June 6 , 2011<p>Supply Chain News: New Study from Boston Consulting Finds China Manufacturing Cost Advantage Over US …

Manufacturing

The need for transparency in the supply chain – a tale from the garment trade

I was fortunate to attend the GT Nexus user conference this week in Hollywood Florida (GT Nexus is a Kinaxis strategic partner). I sat in on a panel …

With its release of the study, "Delivering Tomorrow: Logistics 2050", Deutsche Post DHL took a far-reaching look into the future of trade, business …

Manufacturing

Chains Pay Lip Service To 'Omnichannel Retailing,' But Macy's, Urban Outfitters, Sephora Are Leading The Charge

If you build it, they will come … but what if they’re already built? Brick-and-mortar stores, that is.<p>After years of beefing up their ecommerce engines, traditional merchants are now waking up to omnichannel retailing, recognizing that the meat-and-potatoes of their business is still their existing …

These Apps Will Change The Way You Shop In The Future

We've selected 11 apps that have potential to drastically change the way people shop. Some help shoppers scout out the best deals, while others create platforms for buying and selling.<p>All of the apps have the potential to disrupt the retail industry.

eCommerce

Skipping the checkout line: a first look at Ahold USA's pick-up service

<i>Danny Silverman<br>Vice President<br>Etailing Solutions</i><p>Every retailer, from Walmart to Kroger to Home Depot is experimenting with different ways to bring …

12 Digital Technologies Retailers Are Investing In

It's a tough market out there for speciality retailers. While the ecommerce grew 13% in the first quarter of the year compared to Q1 2012, Amazon …

Nordstrom buys itself an e-commerce gift

Nordstrom Inc. has bought a minority stake in gift e-retailer Wantful.com and opened a co-branded online store with the company. The moves represent …

Shopping

Four reasons why Apple’s Passbook is growing on retailers

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Starbucks<p>We still have no leader in mobile payments, but when it comes to digital gift cards Apple’s Passbook is doing …

Banking

Walmart Gets a Boost From Local Price-Comparison Ads

Walmart's same-store sales recently slowed as the retailer took hits on sales of big-ticket items because of late tax refunds and a late spring. But …

Google loans out Street View Trekker for global exploration

In an effort to map parts of the planet where cars can't go, the tech giant is working with third-party organizations to gather imagery from hiking trails, beaches, canyons, and mountaintops.<p>Google is petitioning explorers to help it take Google Maps to where no roads go -- through South American …

Coach Has A Risky Idea For Separating Itself From The Competition

The brand could start selling insanely expensive handbags soon.<p>Executives from the brand told Women's Wear Daily that it could start offering products that cost thousands of dollars. Coach just hired Stuart Vevers, an LVMH alum, as its new creative director.<p>"You can have a $5,000, $2,000, $3,000 …

Michael Kors

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Which retailing companies have the best and worst reputation with U.S. consumers? And more importantly, how can something as intangible as …

Hyundai

Target Dumps Deen: Retailers Flee Her Sinking Ship

Target is the latest retailer to cut ties to disgraced celebrity cook Paula Deen, announcing it will phase out sales of Deen’s cookware and related merchandise.<p>Deen’s ship is sinking fast and retailers are fleeing faster than anyone anticipated. Walmart, Home Depot and Ceasars Entertainment have …

Your Current Supply Chain Is Toast, But Its Replacement Will Be Awesome

3D printing, intelligent robotics, and open source hardware stand to revolutionize modern-day manufacturing. These disruptive forces will usher in a new manufacturing paradigm that is managed by software and data files — something we call the “software-defined supply chain.”<p>For more than a year, my …