Challenges that Require Supply Chain Innovation

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In this Portrait in Leadership video, Vera Bradley's VP of Operations and Director of Distribution explain how their new supply chain systems have given the retailer unlimited growth potential and control of its own destiny. With the help of Manhattan Associates, Vera Bradley turned its 1950's era supply-chain management processes into modern-day technology and brought all three of its sales channels in-house to quadruple the amount of volume it ships out. Four to five times improved throughput, better on-time delivery, 99+ percent pick accuracy, and lowered inventory have resulted in real cost savings and a efficient and flexible organization that is poised for growth.


Gary Riccio

As a partner and as a consultant, I deliver value by identifying, aggregating, and developing previously undervalued assets--people and systems, internal and external, public and private, scientific and technical--for exceptional impact.