By : Tim Henschel
February 06, 2014 04:19 PM
Todd Michaud, global vice president and general manager of NCR’s new Global Enterprise, Merchandising and Supply Chain (GEMS) business unit, shares his thoughts on some exciting news and offerings from NCR.
Q: Why the name change from NCR Supply Chain to GEMS?
A: We thought rebranding ourselves Global Enterprise, Merchandising and Supply Chain—or GEMS—would better communicate to our customers, prospects and the industry that our solutions go beyond just supply chain management. With the merger of NCR, Retalix and Radiant, we have developed a comprehensive technology offering that brings true meaning to the NCR mantra “Commerce Made Complete.” We can help any wholesale distributor or retailer improve any aspect of their business with our hardware and software systems. Whether they want a single best-of-breed solution or a suite of products, we can deliver what they need, when they need it.
Q: What is the new focus of GEMS?
A: Our key differentiator is a single, centralized data integration and business logic platform that we can create for each customer. This platform makes our end-user solutions easier, faster and more flexible to deploy. It’s a similar model to our Retalix 10 Store & Sales Channels suite, which have been a huge success in the retail industry. Our approach eliminates technology “silos” and integration barriers, offering distributors a more simplified method to organize and operate their supply chain systems.
Q: What product offerings will be available?
A: We bring a wide range of technology to support fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailers and distributors. Our primary solution categories include:
Q: How will GEMS work with other NCR business units?
A: GEMS works closely with the NCR Retail and NCR Hospitality segments to ensure best-of-breed solutions, deep industry domain expertise and seamless integration of our products and services. The result is a single provider that listens to its customers and tailors customized solutions that meet any need and boost profits.
If you’d like to learn more about how NCR can help you better manage your supply chain, contact Todd today.