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Manhattan Associates #MAExchange in Amsterdam 2018

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Push Possible Manhattan Associates organises an annual event in Europe for EMEA customers. This was held Oct 8-10 in Amsterdam, 2018. Delegates included some of the top European (and quite a few global) retail names. The event is heavy on supply chain and logistics but targets the eCommerce sector. Eddie Capel, CEO, Manhattan Associates kicked off the event in style. We were treated to a press briefing by the CEO, SVP Product Management and the European MD. In the evening prior to the press briefing we had the opportunity to talk to Brian Kinsella, SVP Product Management and Adam Kline,...

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Day 3 @ NRF Big Show, New York

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  Final day at the NRF 2018 show. (images to come - upload speed is particularly bad at JFK airport) Disappointed by the number of businesses that cannot explain what they do in a few sentences. Ok, some businesses are a bit more complex than say "we help retailers to become omni channel retailers"... However, for the companies who think this is a good explanation of what you do, perhaps you ought to think through your trade show strategy a bit more and losen up on the sales schpiel and get down to the nitty gritty. Sometimes the simplest explanation...

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Day 2 @ NRF Javits New York

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Day 2 of meeting up with retail technology suppliers at NRF, New York.

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Last mile delivery using network of autonomous delivery vehicles

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Last mile? Add wheels to parcel lockers and provide autonomous driving capapbilities!

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How will Trump's tax on non-US manufactured goods hit robots?

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 Thomas Anderssontom@styleintelligence.com Most things are more complex than we think they are. It just struck me that Trump's fight with companies that open up factories overseas or outside the US is just this - more complex. If you add a tax on jobs that are moved outside of the US should there not also be a tax on machines and robots that are replacing US labour inside the US? So... the question is perhaps how this will impact the "Made in China" vs "Made in the US" labels? Or, how are robotics manufacturers setting themselves up for a possible fight...

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