Tag: supply chain management


3 Ways for Retailers to Cut through the Data Deluge

3 Ways for Retailers to Cut through the Data Deluge

Retailers of a certain age will be able to cast their minds back to the 1990s, when they didn’t need to look much further than the trusted combo of a point-of-sale system and supply-chain management tool.

A lot has changed in the decades that have passed: an ever-increasing amount of functions   Read More


What Is Supply-Chain Management?

What Is Supply-Chain Management?

Retail doesn’t start and stop at the front door of our stores. Ultimately, our value depends on our ability to broaden our influence while protecting every aspect of the business enterprise. What is supply-chain management? In essence, it’s a critical component of the retail machine. While we may view the heart of   Read More


What Is Customs?

What Is Customs?

Having a general understanding of the customs process is a critical aspect of efficient supply-chain management. But what is customs? Customs is an authority or agency responsible for controlling the flow of goods into and out of a country. Depending on local legislation and regulations, the import or export of   Read More


Yulin Huang Named Director of Supply Chain at ALTO US

Yulin Huang Named Director of Supply Chain at ALTO US

Yulin Huang has been named director of supply chain support at ALTO US. Before joining ALTO US, Mr. Huang served as a Planner at Harmon Face Value Inc., a Bed Bath & Beyond company in 2016. In prior roles, he was Project Manager at Verisk Analytics Inc. provided and directly   Read More


Day 2 of the 2017 NRF PROTECT Conference

Day 2 of the 2017 NRF PROTECT Conference

On the final morning of the National Retail Federation (NRF) PROTECT 2017 Conference in Washington, DC, attendees geared up for another busy day of programming and networking. Cathy Lanier, senior VP of security for the NFL and former chief of police for the nation’s capital, energized the group with her   Read More


The ROI for RFID Technology in Retail

The ROI for RFID Technology in Retail

Over recent years, we’ve witnessed a resurgence of interest and substantial growth in the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in retail—a veritable RFID Renaissance—with well over a billion tags used this year, not just in apparel, but for other categories and uses as well. It is being used   Read More


Building a Supply-Chain AP Team from Tee to Green

Building a Supply-Chain AP Team from Tee to Green

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Combs is director of asset protection, global supply chain at The Home Depot. Prior to assuming this role in 2008, he was director of loss prevention for AutoZone for six years and held various LP positions with Macy’s for eight years. Combs earned a master of science   Read More