Australia’s Online Retailer Conference & Expo continues to break through new retail frontiers, bringing together the largest gathering of international retail speakers, social media gurus, ecommerce providers and digital leaders to Sydney this August.
Hailed as the largest e-commerce retailing event in the Southern Hemisphere, Online Retailer Conference & Expo boasts a high-intensity suite of international multi-channel entrepreneurs.
SYDNEY 5 June, 2013 At Manhattan¹s Momentum® 2013 conference, Manhattan Associates¹ (NASDAQ: MANH) President and CEO Eddie Capel introduced Supply Chain Commerce, Manhattan¹s vision for redefining the supply chain and the primary focus of Manhattan¹s innovation efforts and investments. Supply Chain Commerce is a fundamental change in how two historically separate functions come together, to create unprecedented growth opportunities between buyers and brands and a tool for executing a successful omni-channel strategy.
³Commerce thrives when companies get closer to their customers,² said Capel. ³Manhattan has invested more than $300 million in research and development since 2006 to develop a platform-based, Supply Chain Commerce solution architected to anticipate, align and adapt to the new omni-channel landscape.²
Manhattan is a recognised leader in supply chain experience and innovation and it will continue to lead its customers through the digital revolution with customer-centred Supply Chain Commerce solutions that connect front-end commerce and sales systems with back-end supply chain performance and efficiency, on a common technology platform.
³Omni-channel isn¹t just about retail‹all industries, including wholesale and manufacturing, sell through multiple channels in this new environment,² continued Capel.
In Capel¹s conference keynote address, he outlined several specific capabilities that Supply Chain Commerce delivers to help create great customer experiences and improve brand loyalty, including: network-wide selling infrastructure and end-to-end control of inventory distribution.
· Network-wide selling infrastructure: Provides customers a responsive framework for access to the products they want, on their terms. Customer-centric planning, network Inventory availability, enterprise-wide order orchestration and flexible fulfilment - across all demand channels.
· End-to-end control of inventory distribution: Provides the ability to support the brand¹s promise and service levels with flawless execution at the best possible margins. Intelligent forecasting, lean replenishment, cost-effective transportation and scalable inventory management across every part of the distribution network.
³Meeting a customer¹s desires fosters loyalty and trust,² concluded Capel. ³That¹s new territory for the supply chain industry, and it¹s the very essence of Supply Chain Commerce.²
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