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2020 CEO Whitepaper: Is different always better?
For the fifth consecutive year, Pronto Software worked with The CEO Institute to conduct a survey of senior leaders across Australia. Findings showed interesting trends with two aspects of particular concern to business leaders – economic and political environments and adapting to change.
Revenue maximisation: How to get retail inventory management just right
Retailers are under pressure to meet customer demands for choice and convenience. This is while they try to increase sales margins and control expenses and cash flow. One of the most important assets that affects all these levers is a retailer’s inventory. This paper explores how retailers can transform inventory management to increase sales revenue.
Traceability: An imperative for your food supply chain
The unexpected presence of sewing needles in pears and strawberries sold across Australia, a few months ago, raised serious concerns. Though criminal investigations confirmed it was a malicious act, for the farmers and retailers involved it raised questions about tracking the food products they supply or sell. This paper explores the topic of traceability and how your business can achieve seamless visibility across supply chains.
The State of Australian Retail Technology 2019
The 2019 Australian Retail State of Technology Review was commissioned to examine and benchmark technology adoption among Australian retailers. Over 75 per cent of the 172 Australian retailers surveyed, believed that technological changes are causing a major disruption in the industry. Although both large and small retailers leverage technology, there is clearly an opportunity for stronger results – especially when solutions are used to connect siloed areas of the business.
Challenges and solutions: Australian CEOs speak to us about their concerns
One of the most important roles for chief executives is treading a line between actively pursuing growth and managing risks. And right now, there are plenty of risks. For instance, if you’re a CEO in Australia, you may need to deal with issues as diverse as falling commodity prices, an unpredictable currency and ever-changing industry regulations.
Risks and opportunities: The five key concerns of Australian CEOs in 2016
CEOs are responsible for the difficult choices – and often these choices are thrust upon them by issues that affect the business world at large. Many of these issues will be familiar to readers of this report. Though generally robust and stable, the Australian economy appears to be progressing through a period of uncertainty, buffeted by rising international competition (particularly from China), the end of the mining boom and reduced demand for key commodities such as coal and iron ore.
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