Articles, White Papers, Etc.

Automation In Retailing

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE MAGAZINE - February 2013

The lessons of ergonomics learned in manufacturing plants and distribution centers are rapidly being put to use in retail operations.

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Automating In Store Applications

AUTOMATION & CONTROLS TODAY - January 2013

This article points to how lessons learned in manufacturing and warehousing can be valuable guides to automating In Store applications.

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Retail Automation Learns Lessons from Manufacturing

AUTOMATIONMEDIA.COM - January 2013

The lessons of ergonomics in manufacturing plants and distribution centers are now growing rapidly at retail operations.  Keeping retail employees safe yet productive is vital; learning the lesson from manufacturing and distribution essential. 

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Full End Caps Are Not Shopper-Friendly

TODAY'S GROCER - December 2012

The idea behind end caps is to draw attention to the product display and stimulate sales. The problem is that improperly stacked items or unattended displays can often leave consumers inconvenienced and frustrated.

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Backroom Equipment is Becoming More Sophisticated

PROGRESSIVE GROCER - December 2012

Backroom equipment is becoming more sophisticated and efficient as retailers maximize space. The back of the house is an area seldom seen by supermarket shoppers, but it's the staging area for the daily retail battles being fought on the store floor for critical market share. In one sense, a smoothly operating backroom is the first step to a well-run store. RHS Director of Market Development, Alison Shea, comments on productivity and efficiency.

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RHS Delivers Applications to Improve Retail Productivity

THE SMALL BUSINESS NEWSWIRE - January 11, 2013

There is more to retail productivity than comparing same-store sales data to last year's revenue. It is critical for retail businesses to constantly work towards improving the efficiency of employees as well as productivity of the store's selling space and inventory.

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RHS Looks at Differences Between Retail Store Operations and Manufacturing

THE SMALL BUSINESS NEWSWIRE - January 11, 2013

Retail operations concerns the work that individuals do to keep a retail store functioning. The National Retail Federation provides education resources and retail advocacy information and recognizes the importance of safety in the retail work environment. Retail has distinct characteristics from other industrial sectors, such as manufacturing.

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RHS Focuses on Retail Shelf Stocking

THE SMALL BUSINESS NEWSWIRE - January 16, 2013

The most efficient method for maintaining safe work practices in the workplace is to involve employees in identifying and eliminating work hazards and unsafe work practices. By involving employees retailers find that the safety message is heard throughout the company. This is particularly critical when focusing on retail shelf stocking.

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