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GrandCanals Launches Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud 3.0 and Closes $4.8M in Series A Funding to Fuel Corporate Growth Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud 3.0 Enables Retailers and Ecommerce Companies to Fulfill and Delight their Customers Like Amazon.com Los Gatos, Calif., May 16, 2017 — GrandCanals, the market leader in analytics-driven fulfillment, has closed a $4.8 million Series A financing round led by Cloud Apps...

Millennials, the first digital native generation, now outpace baby-boomers in combined buying power for the first time in history and it is anticipated that 70% of worldwide spending will be done by millennials by 2020. What does this mean? This means that millennials, and their desire for choice and convenience, will drive requirements and customer expectations on fulfillment for retailers...

In the progressively competitive e-commerce world, retailers endlessly hunt for new ways to grow sales and lessen costs to profitably compete. Cultivating the customer experience is of the utmost importance in generating and retaining e-commerce shoppers. Clearly, a well-oiled, global supply chain plays a significant role in guaranteeing fulfillment success. Read more from our own Mike Comstock here: Internet Retailer....

Today's supply chains are so complex and change so rapidly that optimization efforts often are overtaken by events, says Mike Comstock of Grand Canal Solutions. Planning needs to become much more dynamic, with analytics adapted to make optimization a continuous process, he says. The complexity of today's logistics is overwhelming many companies, says Comstock, senior vice president for customer success at...

There has been a pretty constant ecommerce drumbeat in the business-to-consumer (B2C) arena over the last few years. Brick and mortar stalwarts with their roots in the 19th century are facing declining sales--sometimes even outright extinction--while ecommerce sites like Amazon.com grow by leads and bound every year. Read the story on Manufacturing Tech Insights....

A recent JDA study found that 59% of respondents identified supply chain visibility technology as being able to drive the most value for their organization. In addition 52% surveyed noted that advanced analytics had the greatest potential of driving significant value for the organization. “Data is almost becoming the new currency – it’s a resource that people are trying to leverage...

Grand Canal Solutions has launched its company and a new business-to-business (B2B) SaaS solution called the Optimize™ Predictive Supply Chain Analytics Platform, which employs predictive analytics to help companies rapidly and continuously improve their supply chain operations. By analysing supply chain data from across the company, Optimize identifies hidden inefficiencies to reduce costs, employs predictive analytics to gauge the impact of...

By analyzing supply chain data from across the company, Optimize identifies hidden inefficiencies to reduce costs, employs predictive analytics to gauge the impact of important business decisions and investments, and links order, transportation, and logistics data together to paint a clearer picture of a business’ entire supply chain. The Optimize platform sends actionable alerts so that companies can identify new opportunities...