Nucleus of Innovation

Nucleus of Innovation

From Manhattan Associates, this is Nucleus of Innovation; the retail and supply chain podcast, where we tackle some of the most important topics in the industry and learn how leaders are managing their supply chain challenges every day.

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February 21, 2024 34 mins
Retourreductie, een podcast georganiseerd door mediapartner Warehouse Totaal met de Nederlandse pure player Wehkamp en Manhattan.
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June 13, 2023 9 mins
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June 13, 2023 12 mins
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June 13, 2023 12 mins
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June 13, 2023 9 mins
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 It’s still early days to quantify what effect the Metaverse might have on the retail space over the next decade, however, digital spaces are becoming more immersive & the Metaverse is certainly part of this shift. Listen to retail analysts Natalie Berg & Nicole Leinbach as they discuss how the Metaverse might influence the retail industry of the future.
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April 5, 2022 27 mins
The explosive growth of digital commerce and emerging fulfillment methods have affected virtually every store. Now, as Gen Z becomes the dominant force in retail, brands need to put greater focus on a host of areas. From the need for “shopper-tainment” to the importance of sustainability to offering new payment types, retailers need processes and technology that allow them meet shifting expectations.   GUEST: Nicole Leinbach, Found...
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March 30, 2022 13 mins
Retail therapy is a very real thing. Research shows that positive shopping experiences create real enjoyment for consumers. But how can retailers deliver when everyone’s wants and needs are different? In this episode, we dive into what it takes to raise the Happy Index. It starts with efficient ecommerce fulfillment, inventory accuracy and true unified commerce.    Guests: Georgia Leybourne, Senior Director International Marketing,...
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December 30, 2021 27 mins
Whether it was a grounded super-tanker blocking the Suez Canal, shortages in global workforces, or the spread of new COVID19 variants, the last twelve months have provided plenty to discuss when it comes to the supply chain space.   For this special episode, each of our guests will be given one minute to talk about an industry term in the context of 2021 – points will be awarded for the best, most insightful and creative soundbites...
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As we all know, the retail industry has undergone seismic structural shifts over the past decade and, in particular the past couple of years.   The unprecedented level of change driven by the pandemic (with the almost overnight shift to ecommerce), saw shopping habits upended, retailers recognize the importance of business agility and, of course, an urgency to digitize and remove friction from any kind of physical store experience....
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In 2020, worldwide ecommerce sales grew by nearly 28%, while total retail sales declined by 3%. This dichotomy was bound to have an impact on traditional business models, supply chain strategies and consumer psychology. So, let's discuss long-term impacts of now-changed customer expectations will have on the retail industry.   In this episode of the Nucleus of Innovation podcast, we are joined by retail industry stalwart, Miya Knig...
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August 6, 2021 17 mins
Transportation Management Solutions have evolved significantly over the past three decades in response to advances in technology, the changing needs of shippers & shifting consumer behavior. And, while Charles Darwin wrote about the survival of the fittest in the context of his evolutionary theories, today it’s true to say that the most adaptable TMS are those that are most likely to survive and thrive today.      In this episode o...
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With many organizations being forced to accelerate ecommerce & digitalization strategies, or to spin up altogether new offerings such as curbside pickup, micro fulfillment centers and new point of sale offerings, it’s easy to gloss over the backroom processes and skills needed to make these types of upgrades actually function properly.   In this episode of the Nucleus of Innovation, join Nicole Paladino, Director, Education Service...
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May 25, 2021 20 mins
Explore the benefits of unified transportation and distribution. Industry expert Brian Kinsella details how unifying all processes on a single platform increases visibility, resiliency and efficiency. Listen to the podcast episode now.
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After a year of unprecedented challenges, one thing is clear – the ability to pivot has the difference between staying in the black or shutting up shop over the last 12 months, and technology has clearly played an important role in weathering the challenges of 2020. But what are the key technologies that have kept the trucks running, warehouses stocked and shelves full?  In the latest episode of our Nucleus of Innovation podcast, w...
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December 21, 2020 28 mins
As the end of 2020 rapidly approaches, we thought that given the extraordinary start to the new decade, we’d take this opportunity to look at and discuss many of the amazing and ingenious ways individuals, brands, and the Manhattan Associates team have responded to the pandemic. Our guests are Henri Seroux, SVP EMEA, and Raghav Sibal, Managing Director ANZ, with host James Canham-Ash.
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In part one of this look at future systems, we discussed the concepts and power of highly composable and scalable cloud-native solutions and why they are enabling much needed agility for organizations who need to adapt quickly to an ever-changing market. We learned about the core tenets of these systems –– faster access to innovation, elasticity, resiliency, scalability and extensibility. If you haven’t yet listened to part one, we...
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October 29, 2020 20 mins
Warehouses and distribution centers have evolved from dark, dusty storage facilities to incredibly important and dynamic components in today’s modern supply chains. Once used primarily for retail replenishment, today’s leading warehouses and DCs are hives of activity, servicing wholesalers, retail and direct-to-consumer fulfillment simultaneously.  Brimming with automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning tec...
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As the pandemic struck and paralyzed the world, online grocery shopping, contactless curbside pickup and home delivery moved from niche status to mainstream overnight. Grocery growers, suppliers and retailers, like all industries, had to adapt - and they are still adapting today. But we now have a bit of time behind us, and some strong patterns are emerging, indicating that the long-term outlook for grocery may have shifted perman...
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