As consumer electronics products travel between manufacturers and retailers they also go through a complex set of transactions requiring an immense amount of financial data at every step along the food chain. The complicated nature of this type of financial communication will be addressed at the conference by Kurt Cavano, chairman and CEO of TradeCard. Inc., a leading provider of on-demand supply chain automation products.
In addition the new technology, executive keynotes and the Industry Insiders series at the International Consumer Electronics Show, this year a special conference is being held in conjunction with CES. The Supply Chain Academy is a two-day conference being held January 10 and 11 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. It will consist of a series of keynotes, panels and discussions on supply chain topics by leaders in consumer electronics retail including Best Buy, Circuit City, HP, Monster Cable, Samsung, Trade Card and others. The event will address topics such as consumer-centricity, collaborative forecasting and rapid replenishment, RFID, retail event
In an implementation that took less than 45 days, Tweeter has now gone live on the TradeCard Platform. According to Tweeter Vice President of Product Development and Sourcing Rick Penney, TradeCard’s automated platform will allow Tweeter to increase business volume while lowering transaction costs. “By automating fulfillment and settlement processes on an open and flexible platform, we can optimize our cash flow and maintain better relations with our overseas suppliers as we continue to grow,” he explained. The deal is positioned to make Tweeter’s purchasing and procurement an international operation, allowing for automated transactions with Chinese vendors and access to 2,000