Flow Retail Planning creates a seamless experience to-and-through each stage of the supply chain ensuring that the entire retail channel is a natural extension of the brand. Retailers working with their stakeholder partners can accelerate and optimize the entire customer journey by linking their IT solutions and by automating sales, marketing, and fulfillment processes. Thus, resulting in higher revenue, faster velocity between each process, and higher efficiency due to reduction in complexity, on both the demand and the supply sides of the supply chain. Retailers need to create an edge over their competition and the “Flow” process provides the platform through definition and mapping of each stage of the end-to-end processes. Flow Planning identifies each of the touch point’s retailers and their strategic partners utilize throughout the “end-to-end process” or from “design-to-delivery” to expand their business, layer on new opportunities, and partners, and ultimately optimize sales.
This paper addresses how “Flow Planning” works, how it changes the operations of retail in the digital age and how new and/or revised practices such as each picking are required best practices for order fulfillment.
Herman brings over 30 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive
Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO, MonarchFx is pleased to announce James Herman has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Business Development, MonarchFx.
As the world continues to move online, how we shop for our groceries also is changing.
Already two years ago, online grocery shopping studies found that one-third of primary grocery shoppers had bought groceries online within the past year, and that this trend was extending across all age groups. Brick Meets Click, a retail consultancy, surveyed U.S. consumers and reported that 1 in 5 of these shoppers was now an active user of online grocery services, and that these shoppers spend an average of 16 percent of their weekly grocery dollars online.
The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon is discussed throughout the paper to illustrate not only where grocery is headed, but even more importantly, where retail is headed today.
Kaplan brings 23 years of experience helping to build and develop growth for companies.
Michael Zakkour, Vice President, Tompkins International, expert on Alibaba, eCommerce, and China, Available for Comments, Interviews, and Discussions
As the department store channel shrinks, and more brands fight for less space, our opinion is that brands will need to be more creative, flexible, and diversified in their approaches.
Tompkins International is pleased to announce that Gene Tyndall, currently Executive Vice President, Chief Solutions and
Business and Development Officer, is appointed President, MonarchFx, the Division of Tompkins International that provides
eFulfillment services to sellers of products online.
Marino has over 30 years of experience in retailing, marketing, direct-to-consumer, branding, product development, supply chain, and international operations for apparel, accessories, and home.
After years as a consultant in supply chain and fulfillment services, Tompkins International is launching the MonarchFx Alliance, a consortium of technology
and service providers designed to provide faster, more efficient ecommerce fulfillment across sectors.
After years of writing about supply chains, Tompkins is building out an ambitious e-fulfillment network for retailers and e-tailers.
Through the leadership of Dr. James A Tompkins, Chairman, The MonarchFx Alliance is dedicated to helping executives grasp the implications of how eCommerce and the
digital economy have changed business models. The MonarchFX Alliance is here to help businesses become more agile and profitable together.
It’s not every day that a new business is announced with a strong ability to execute, particularly not when it comes to logistics. In November, there was one. The MonarchFx Alliance is out to provide a transformative new option for e-commerce logistics.
Leaders from Tompkins International have partnered with leaders across the supply chain industry to create a new alliance, MonarchFx Alliance, helping companies compete with Amazon’s delivery times, through a competitive price model created by shared facilities.