Company changes its name, keeps its unique product

A few months ago we decided we needed a new image.  After trading under TrackAgility for almost 6 years, we decided it didn't accurately reflect the technology that underlies our competitive edge.  So we went for something short and simple: 4Cn.  Pronounced FORESEEN, we wanted something that had a story behind it. We wanted 4Cn to represent what we have and do, such as foresight and prediction.  Cn is the Periodic Element Copernicium, which is named after Copernicus.  Copernicus is known for the Copernican Model: A Sun-Centered Solar System.  This changed the way scientists viewed our place in the universe.  4Cn aims to change the way we view business productivity in the same way. Watch this space as 4Cn undergoes a transformation to better orientate ourselves to your business needs. 4Cn - Optimising Business through Smarter Supply...
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Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory (or VMI) is a system designed to optimise the transparency of the levels of stock throughout the supply chain, from farm to fork. To make it more accessible, we’ve broken it down into chunks. You can connect the manufacturer to the wholesaler, the wholesaler to the shop or the shop to the consumer. If you can connect all the pieces together you have a virtuous circle. (more…)...
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Analytics are transforming the supply chain and improving performance

Analytics are transforming the supply chain and improving performance

“Inventory. It is every retailer’s nightmare.” This is how Fisher & Raman kick off their book on retail analytics The New Science of Retailing. And they are right. But it doesn’t have to be that way. New ways to harness information and visualise it through actionable reports and dashboards is one way to reduce headaches related to information management and a proliferation of excel spreadsheets and paper based reports. The book outlines ways to identify which products your customers want and what they will pay, as well as improving store level execution through placing the right product in the right place at the right time. TrackAgility makes that know-how accessible to you, no matter how big or small. The secret is to start something now, or you’ll be reading this again in 12 months’ time still wondering how to get your variety and assortment right! Inventory management should start with the basics. Get on board. Inventory blow out!  They should have used TrackAgility's Active Inventory Management...
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How do I tap into my customers to ensure the best sales outcome?

How do I tap into my customers to ensure the best sales outcome?

Imagine. You walk into your favorite store.  The assistant greets you with a warm and unforced smile.  You walk slowly past each display, admiring the latest fashions and feeling the textures of the quality fabrics between your fingers. You lift a coat from it’s hanger to see if the tailored back is as well shaped as the front and then place it back on the hook, intending to return to it later.  You glance at the price and store it away, mentally assessing the value and your budget. The assistant asks if you would like to try on an outfit that has just arrived, that would suit you well.  You accept and after a brief size assessment you walk across to the change room.  You try on the suit and decide that you like the style but not the colour.  The assistant brings you another, more appropriate colour.  Reluctantly you walk past the coat from earlier as you make your way to...
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