Retail Supply Chain Management

The term Retail is defined as the sale of goods and services from companies or individuals to the end-consumer. Retailers acquire goods from producers and then sell these goods in-store or on-line via the internet. Retail supply chain software can enhance supply chain efficiency and trading partner collaboration by better connecting product information, processes and trading partners.

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Tis the season for a customer database health check

Tis the season for a customer database health check

By Barley Laing, UK Managing Director at Melissa.

With the festive ads of big retailers hitting our screens and Black Friday not far away, the busiest trading period of the year is getting into full swing.

Supply meets demand: New sourcing automation solution targets ocean freight procurement

Supply meets demand: New sourcing automation solution targets ocean freight procurement

Global provider of Intelligent Sourcing Automation, Keelvar, has launched its new AI-powered ocean freight sourcing automation solution.

Safety is too important to rely on ‘off the shelf’ products. When sourcing safety solutions, consultation is key

Safety is too important to rely on ‘off the shelf’ products. When sourcing safety solutions, consultation is key

By David Thomas, General Manager, ZoneSafe - Proximity Warning & Alert Systems.

The boom in online retail in recent years has undoubtedly boosted warehouse and logistics operation in the UK while the circumstances of 2020 continue to fuel further growth within the industry as consumers steer clear of the high street; opting instead for online shopping and delivery.

Retail success post-COVID will rely on understanding new customer mindsets, says Conversity

Retail success post-COVID will rely on understanding new customer mindsets, says Conversity

Six months after COVID-19 started making its mark across the world, lockdown restrictions and widespread working from home offices have caused many consumers to rethink their shopping habits. Retail technology company Conversity believes that understanding the intricacies of these new mindsets is vital if brands are to thrive in the post-pandemic world.

Retail businesses: Make sure you are Brexit ready, says Logistics UK

Retail businesses: Make sure you are Brexit ready, says Logistics UK

If Britain’s retail businesses are to protect their trading links with customers across Europe and beyond from the end of the year, it is vital that they prepare as fully as possible for the post-Brexit trading environment, according to business group Logistics UK.

Adding protection and wellbeing in consumer environments. Ergonomic Solutions introduces an antimicrobial coating to its SpacePole Technology Mounting Solutions

Adding protection and wellbeing in consumer environments. Ergonomic Solutions introduces an antimicrobial coating to its SpacePole Technology Mounting Solutions

Ergonomic Solutions provides an added layer of protection across its product range designed to repel bacteria and offer an enhanced sense of wellbeing to customers at the POS, payment and service points, where the company’s solutions are installed in future.

Brits slash Christmas shopping budgets by 6%

Brits slash Christmas shopping budgets by 6%

The global pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives this year, including Britons' Christmas shopping budgets, according to research by the Fashion Retail Academy.On average, people are planning to spend £341 on gifts this Christmas - 6% less than in 2019. 

Hitachi Vantara to offer Lumada industrial solutions on AWS, accelerating and optimising business outcomes with IoT and AI

Hitachi Vantara to offer Lumada industrial solutions on AWS, accelerating and optimising business outcomes with IoT and AI

Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has announced an expanded Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer Lumada industrial solutions on the AWS cloud platform.

One million members tap into Co-op’s new digital Membership app

One million members tap into Co-op’s new digital Membership app

Co-op has announced that more than one million shoppers have now downloaded it’s digital Membership app, unlocking extra vale and personalised offers for Members as part of the new refreshed Co-op Membership programme.

UK retailers don’t convert one-off buyers into customers

UK retailers don’t convert one-off buyers into customers

UK brands and retailers are unable to convert one-time buyers into customers, some pushed online for the first time during lockdown, because they do so little to earn their loyalty.

Retail companies become involved in supply chain management in order to control product quality, inventory levels, timing, and expenses. Retail supply chain software encompasses warehouse & transportation solutions, inventory control, and possibly additional strategic/planning modules, particularly for the larger/volume-based retailers.

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