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From an article I read recently about the changing logistics within the food distributor sector, I picked a short list of “organizational imperatives that can help food retailers and manufacturers accelerate omni-channel success.” These six imperatives were devised from The FMI-Nielsen Digital Readiness Assessment Survey and in-depth interviews across many grocery retailers and manufacturers:
- Merge digital and in-store shelf capabilities. Manage the physical shelf and its digital counterpart to create a seamless shopping experience, where consumers see the same information both online and offline.
- Align organizational structures. Integrate digital offerings in parallel with brick-and-mortar operations.
- Address discrepant datasets. Scrub master data files for discrepancies; strong data and accuracy are critical components to successfully support online sale efforts.
- Integrate forecasts to increase operational efficiencies.
- Integrate online and offline forecasting so the right amount of inventory is available to meet orders through either channel.
- Optimize shopper insights. Bring retailer and manufacturer shopper information together into a single, comprehensive view of customer insights.
- Improve marketing and promotions. Optimize the management of omni-channel marketing and promotions.