AWS for Industries

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Retail demand forecasting using AWS

Retailers use demand forecasting to anticipate customer needs and optimize supply decisions. Like most industries, demand forecasting in retail industry uses large amounts of historical data to predict future consumer demand. These forecasts depend upon analyses of variables that impact demand, such as seasonality, promotions, inventory levels, and market trends. Prediction accuracy is influenced by […]

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Driving Stronger Retail Profits with Intelligent On-demand Forecasting from PlanIQ and Amazon Forecast

In just a few years, the global retail industry was uprooted. Evolving customer demand, unprecedented supply chain delays, and staffing disruptions have fundamentally altered the retail landscape—likely for good. As companies adjust to these major shifts, one thing is abundantly clear: accurate business planning can make a tremendous difference. But building precise forecasts can be […]

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Demystifying Digital Success in the Beauty Industry: How Digital Transformation Is Catapulting Beauty Brands Into the Future

COVID-19 closed stores and salons around the world, driving shoppers to the safety and convenience of ecommerce and simplified at home selfcare. While few consumers were interested in maintaining their complete beauty routines for Zoom meetings, the industry saw a steady surge in the demand for skincare, haircare and wellness products as the global consciousness […]

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How to Integrate Your Headless Commerce Retail Store With Commercetools – Part 1

In recent years, many retailers have adopted new, modern ecommerce strategies as a point of differentiation by creating unique shopping experiences that reduce friction and increase customer engagement. Headless commerce is one approach that has gained a lot of traction because the storefront technology is decoupled from the backend commerce functionality. With headless commerce, you […]

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Accelerate Innovation in Retail at NRF 2022

We hope you are as excited as we are to be back in person at NRF 2022! We can’t wait to engage with you as we showcase new technologies designed to help you meet consumer demands, optimize operations, and improve insights in an ever-changing, post-pandemic world. Our retail experts are busy preparing to share insights, […]

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Part 2: How Retailers are Leveraging Cloud Technologies to Transform their Supply Chains

In my previous blog, Four Supply Chain Disruptions Retailers Must Overcome, I discussed the four disruptions that retailers must overcome to improve their supply chain intelligence and meet customers’ fulfillment demands. To recap, intelligent retail supply chains are automated to increase efficiency, speed, and adaptability to disruption. Retailers have put building intelligent supply chains at […]

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How to Build a Dynamic Supply Chain Platform: A Primer

To meet customers’ needs in a dynamic and fast-changing world, organizations must establish supply chain platforms that can proactively react in real time. Rapid technological development and advances in utilizing Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), and cloud-based platforms can be leveraged to create scalable global platforms that capture data throughout […]

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Retail Partner Conversations: How Innovative Retailers Are Embracing AI-based Decision Making with Peak

As retailers around the world are experiencing unprecedented disruption, industry leaders are demonstrating resilience, tenacity, and a capacity for innovation. We’ve embarked on a series of conversations with executives from AWS Retail Competency Partners to showcase their leadership and innovation in challenging times. In the latest installment of our AWS Retail Competency Partner Conversations blog […]

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Seven Ways Technology Will Lead the Way for Ethical Commerce in Retail and CPG

Ethical commerce and technology are essential to a company’s survival. In the retail and CPG spaces, a company’s commitment to its stakeholders is not just expected; if done well, it offers a competitive advantage. The adoption of technology makes a critical difference in whether a company thrives or simply survives. Technology can play a larger […]

Intelligent automation for demand planning

Introduction Businesses need a unified real-time planning environment to optimize planning and democratize decision-making across lines of business and business activities, from strategic to operational levels. Machine learning (ML) can help increase the planning forecast accuracy. However, ML model outputs are not yet easy to use directly in business planning organizations. In this blog for […]