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5 key criteria for efficient retail analytics

May 26, 2020  |  5 min read

Using point-of-sale and e-commerce data to understand true demand and share insights with retailers can help your brand stand out among the dozens of suppliers vying for a buyers' attention. However, implementing an effective solution to take advantage of all the sales, inventory, and forecast data that retailers make available—in a timely manner—is not a simple “one size fits all” decision.

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Coronavirus and humble pie: Sticking to what we’re hearing from brands

Apr 29, 2020  |  5 min read

A recent Wall Street Journal article on the emerging Coronavirus consumer quotes Unilever CEO Alan Jope saying, “There is no such thing yet as a new normal. Businesses and commentators who have professed too much wisdom and insight on what the world will look like on the other side of coronavirus have come to eat humble pie.”

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Eating big data for breakfast: A “Supply Chain Now” interview

Apr 13, 2020  |  5 min read

Since its start in 2017, Supply Chain Now Radio has become the leading channel for supply chain news and thought leadership. Alloy Regional Sales Director Tom Jones recently sat down with hosts Greg White and Scott W. Luton for an episode of its flagship “Supply Chain Now” podcast.

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Buying software that doesn't fit in a category: Key questions to ask

Mar 9, 2020  |  4 min read

So you’ve come across a software vendor that seems to solve your exact challenge, congratulations! The only problem is it’s an innovator in an emerging category without clear buying criteria. Looking at current features and functionality will only get you so far, painting an incomplete complete picture of what it will really be like to partner with them and whether you’ll achieve the promised benefits.

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What happens in a startup year

Feb 14, 2020  |  4 min read

Twelve months can feel like two years at a successful startup —and that’s a good thing! The business moves so quickly, product enhancements happen at such a rapid pace, and new team members are added so regularly, it can be a whirlwind experience.

For Alloy in 2019, that meant doubling our number of customers, doubling our team size, and making significant progress toward connecting the end-to-end supply chain to increase collaboration and efficiency. We continually iterated on our product and business, and learned many valuable lessons that have enabled us to better serve consumer brand manufacturers. We invite you to reflect on these accomplishments with us and get a glimpse into what happens in a startup year.

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An interview with Manfred (Manny) Reiche, Client Solutions

Jan 19, 2020  |  7 min read


Manfred (Manny) Reiche is the Data Operations Manager at Alloy. He joined the Client Solutions team over one year ago, after spending two years at Deloitte as a technology consultant. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


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