Top 5 takeaways from the 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Conference

May 21, 2019  |  6 min read

Last week, many members of Alloy’s team were in Phoenix attending the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference and hosting attendees at our annual conference dinner. It was an action-packed 3.5 days of learning, networking, and getting the latest scoop on supply chain tech.

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Retail analytics trends in 2019 and beyond

Feb 21, 2019  |  3 min read

Consumer goods brands that are looking to grow in 2019 and beyond need to take a closer look at their retail analytics. Also sometimes referred to as Point-of-Sale analytics, the insight they provide is critical to keeping up with fast-changing consumer demand, as well as keeping up with retailers that are becoming increasingly sophisticated with their use of data.

According to McKinsey, many buyers already have a wealth of customer information from both offline and online channels at their fingertips. As a result, “no longer will it be enough to generate insights at the national, channel, or customer level on a weekly or monthly basis. Retailers will expect store-specific, real-time insights tailored to their strategic priorities.”

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New approaches to solving out-of-stocks

Feb 7, 2019  |  5 min read

Out-of-stocks is an age-old problem that continues to confound the consumer goods and retail industry. It translates to billions of dollars in lost sales each year, as well as being a drain on time and resources and dealing a blow to consumer brand loyalty.

In the past month, we’ve seen retailers rolling out a variety of in-store innovations to try to address this issue, from drones to robots to iPads. But how do these measure up against traditional solutions, and how can brand manufacturers benefit?

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IDC study: industry trends and why a demand-driven organization is critical

Jan 24, 2019  |  3 min read

Alloy recently commissioned IDC for a Market Spotlight on the future direction of consumer goods companies, which you can read here. In the paper, IDC analyst and program vice president Simon Ellis explores how the industry has become consumer-driven, necessitating a transformation in how brands approach their sales and supply chain strategies.

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3 key themes from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Jun 14, 2018  |  4 min read

A few weeks ago, Alloy had the opportunity to attend and exhibit at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Fresh off the excitement of announcing our Series A funding, we were looking forward to the opportunity to hear the latest best practices and innovations happening in our industry.

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