Tag: retail

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Market-Driven • 11 Comments

Definition: Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail. The phrase to come (or get) down to brass tacks is sometimes used idiomatically to...

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What Is the Value of a Scorecard?

Demand, Market-Driven, Supply Chain • One Comment

It is about the right balance of the carrot and the stick. Progress happens when you measure. Relationships happen faster when there is...

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? Acronym Babble? Digital Icing on a Stale Cake? Yes, I Think So.

Market-Driven, Supply Chain • 2 Comments

“A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” is an idiom of Biblical origin. It is used to describe those playing a role contrary to...

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The BIG Show: Clouds of Sensors and Sensing


This week, I am attending the annual NRF event in New York. For those that have never been, it lives up to its claim of being a BIG show....

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Convergence Is REAL. It Is NOW.

Uncategorized • 2 Comments

This morning I am sitting at my kitchen table, sipping coffee, writing a report. The coffee is good, the sunflowers are blooming on the...

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Insights from the First Day of NRF

Demand driven, New technologies

It is cold in New York.  My feet are tired, but I have enjoyed the first day of the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show.  (Twitter...

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