Making Your Supply Chain List, Checking It Twice

5 keys to a successful holiday retail season for the supply chain


  • Outline preferred methods for how a task should be completed — Preferred methods prescribe the steps — and time — required for individuals to perform their work. If there is a clear template for how someone should be performing a job, retailers are able to train them faster and cheaper.

  • Provide real-time resource planning and productivity information — During the holidays, potential problem areas can be addressed before they adversely affect the operation and service level goals.

  • Practice sound training and coaching practices — Practicing key techniques and lessons ensure that the workforce is ready to handle the holiday rush.

Improve Supplier Collaboration and Sourcing









Auld Lang Syne — After the Rush







Janine Renella About the Author: Janine Renella is the retail sales leader for supply chain execution at RedPrairie, a provider of supply chain execution solutions. She welcomes questions at janine.renella@redprairie.com, or learn more at www.redprairie.com.

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