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Retail Operations in the Digital Age

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.

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MonarchFx Names James Herman Senior Vice President, Business Development

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.

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Are Grocers Ready for Multichannel Fulfillment?

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.

Food Fight: Discovering Eight Truths of the New Era of Retail
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.
The MonarchFx Alliance Names Jeffrey Kaplan Executive Vice President - Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer
Kaplan brings 23 years of experience helping to build and develop growth for companies.
Alibaba’s “Gateway ‘17” Summit – To Fulfill President Trump and Jack Ma Vision of 1 Million U.S. Jobs Through eCommerce
Michael Zakkour, Vice President, Tompkins International, expert on Alibaba, eCommerce, and China, Available for Comments, Interviews, and Discussions
Tompkins International 2017 Retail Trend Report
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 Names Gene Tyndall President of MonarchFx
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.
The MonarchFx Alliance Names Nancy Marino Chief Development Officer
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.
Tompkins Launches Ecommerce Fulfillment Alliance
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.
Jim Tompkins Builds a Supply Chain
After years of writing about supply chains, Tompkins is building out an ambitious e-fulfillment network for retailers and e-tailers.
Announcing The MonarchFX Alliance
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.
Can MonarchFx Transform e-Commerce Logistics?
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.
Tompkins International creates a new alliance
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.