Just in time to enjoy an urban Spring, hundreds of retailers will descend upon the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott for the second annual Dynamic Distribution Disruption (D3) conference in New York City. Starting on May 15th, this two-day conference will focus on the consumer-driven retail supply chain and the most innovative strategies and technologies to meet the demands of a rapidly-changing industry.
At every step of the way, the entire retail supply chain has to improve to meet evolving consumer expectations. Today's customers have so many options - literally at their fingertips - on how, when and where to shop, and won't hesitate to choose a competitor if unsatisfied with their experience. To have a chance of surviving in today's hyper-competitive omnichannel world, retailers and their supply chain partners must approach solutions with a customer-first mindset. We recommend you check out these sessions:
Many retailers still struggle with executing a successful omnichannel merchandising strategy. Striking a balance between product availability and costly overstock is a tricky task, but absolutely critical. To meet customer demand and anticipate future needs, retailers must implement smart analytics-based inventory forecasting practices and technologies to ensure that they have the right goods in stock based on real-time customer behavior. Check out:
Getting product from the warehouse or distribution center into the customer's hands is a whole other challenge. Consumers expect super-fast delivery times and a wide range of options in regards to where and how they receive their purchases. Whatever option they choose, they also want to know exactly where the product is along the way. To meet these demands, retailers must integrate their systems and strategies even more tightly with third-party logistics and delivery partners at every step of the supply chain. You may get some valuable insight from the following discussions:
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