The retail supply chain needs to become responsive to real-time shifts in demand from constantly connected consumers. A customer who is told an item is out of stock will likely find it at a competitor. They also may tell their friends about their negative experience, or even shift their loyalty. Given the much higher comparative cost of obtaining vs. retaining a customer, “out of stock” is no longer an acceptable...

The Container Store prides itself on selling products that make the lives of its customers easier. But running often bulky storage and organizational items through a traditional POS terminal and transporting them home can prove challenging. The difficulties in bringing purchases from store to home are amplified for urban shoppers, who may walk or take public transportation to their local store. Founded in 1978, the Coppell, Texas-based retailer with over 84...

Later this week, Scandit is participating in the GS1 Switzerland Logistics Forum where Scandit's CEO, Samuel Mueller, will discuss the role of mobile devices in professional logistics environments. During the 16th Annual GS1 Logistics Forum, industry leaders like Scandit will gather to showcase the latest technologies that are transforming supply chain operations such as mobile devices, drones, 3D printers and other connected devices. Scandit CEO, Samuel Mueller will be speaking to audience members...

On some levels it may be counterintuitive, but the brick-and-mortar store is the focal point of seamless retailing. And mobile scanning is the perfect enabler to ensure the store functions smoothly as a hub connecting inventory to shoppers. On the associate side, mobile scanning supports a number of critical seamless retail activities. Employees can scan tags on products or shelves that need replenishment. Any stock-taking or inventory management activity becomes...