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3 Surprising Findings From The EPC/RFID Retail Supply Chain Data Exchange Study
Guest Column | By Justin Patton, Auburn University RFID Lab

Whether you’re investing in experiential store concepts or extending e-commerce capabilities, one thing is for sure—the retail industry is undergoing a serious evolution, driven by the unique demands of today’s consumer. It’s never been more important to have whatever the consumer wants on the shelf (digital or physical) at the exact time that he or she needs it.

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Supercharging Retail Economics By Unlocking Workforce Value
Guest Column | By Brandon Pemberton, Point B

To the detriment of already shaky retail economics, statutory wage minimums are increasing at various rates across the country. This variation in state and municipal minimum wage rates creates challenges for retailers that operate across multiple states. While the outlook is good for employees, it is grim for employers, as the wage rates are set to increase radically over the next two years.

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Vendor Management: The Key To Operational Success
Guest Column | By Roy E. Hadley, Jr., Adams & Reese

Most businesses use vendors in some form or fashion. Whether it is the small coffee shop that has a vendor that delivers goods from the distributor or a multinational healthcare company that has thousands of vendors, the success of the vendor relationship is key to the success of these businesses. How companies manage these vendor relationships can be fraught with peril if not properly executed and managed. This article will attempt to set forth some of the key areas that I have found in successful vendor relationships in my work over the years.

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