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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Supermarkets Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem of factors that impact the Supermarkets industry.
  • Explore how your IT team is set to deal with those factors from a PESTLE and SWOT perspectives.
  • Leverage expert insights and takeaways and update your IT strategy accordingly.
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Supermarkets Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Supermarkets Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.
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Supermarkets IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.

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Supermarkets Personalized Shopper Experience Report

  • Shopping experience determines where customers will buy in the future. Supermarkets have a lot of information around what products sell but have much poorer information about who is buying.
  • Learn about how the personalized shopper experience trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
  • Devise a list of initiatives you can integrate into your IT strategic plan to transform the role IT plays in your organization.
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Supermarkets Physical Store Merger With Digital Report

  • One way to stand out in the dense grocery store competitive environment is to use digital technologies to augment the in-store experience of the consumers and bridge the gap between physical and online shopping.
  • Learn about how the physical store merger with digital trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Supermarkets Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Data Report

  • The ability to capture, access, and effectively analyze data about internal operations as well as the environment is becoming crucial for staying competitive in the grocery business.
  • Growing complexity in supermarkets’ supply chain information demands new levels of data management.
  • Learn about how the renewed focus on supply chain data trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Supermarkets IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business to be a reliable operator and effective partner, all while finding time and resources to be innovative.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating on our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical insights to position your IT team to be more strategic.
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Supermarkets IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they are receiving from IT.
  • Understand important focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Retail IT organizations.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Supermarkets Demand Planning Report

  • Demand planning is an essential component of overall supply chain planning. But for a supermarket, it is one of the most crucial processes in setting up the business for success.
  • Every player in the Retail sector needs to understand where the greatest demand planning value is and select solutions accordingly.
  • Learn about what demand planning is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Supermarkets Point of Sale Report

  • A modern point of sale (PoS) system has many features and capabilities that optimize operations, enhance customer experience, and assist in selling through various sales channels, which makes it very complex.
  • Learn about what a PoS system is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Supermarkets Transportation Management Systems Report

  • Supermarkets are involved heavily in the distribution/logistics business, which is counterintuitive to how a grocer is perceived traditionally.
  • Transportation management systems (TMSs) improve shipping efficiency, reduce costs, provide real-time supply chain visibility, and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Learn about what a TMS is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Supermarkets Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Growing the Future: Store-Level Logistics

Date published

October 19, 2021

Author:
  • Jeremy Roberts

Food waste is a global problem. Take advantage of dynamic marketplaces and the Internet of Things to mitigate it at the retail level.

“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in (supply) chains”: The logistics blockchain

Date published

October 19, 2021

Author:
  • Jeremy Roberts

Retailers and international shippers are already using blockchain technology to track their supply chains. In using a decentralized network to verify digital transactions, shippers can be reasonably sure that the products they deliver to customers are what they say they are, and that they can trace issues (like spoilage) right back to their sources very quickly.

Facial Recognition in the Retail Environment: Opportunities and Challenges

Date published

October 19, 2021

Author:
  • Jeremy Roberts

Facial recognition software has the potential to change how retailers interact with customers. But retailers need to keep their customers happy and comply with privacy regulations.

Is Nothing Sacred? The Rise of E-Commerce in Non-Traditional Spaces

Date published

October 19, 2021

Author:
  • Jeremy Roberts

It doesn’t matter what you’re selling – the online revolution is coming. You may think that the nature of your industry or product protects you from e-commerce, but that’s not necessarily true. Understand the threat to your business and pivot to meet it.

How Software-Defined WANs Can Meet Your Needs and Save You Money

Date published

October 19, 2021

Authors:
  • Fred Chagnon

  • Jeremy Roberts

SD-WAN adds redundancy, lowers costs, and improves visibility. Crucial for retail operations, it reduces provisioning time dramatically, relying on widely available commodity internet connections instead of multi-year MPLS contracts.

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