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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Driving innovation – Special Technology Report on Transportation Management Systems

Driving innovation – Special Technology Report on Transportation Management Systems

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent trends and ongoing areas of development within the world of Transportation Management Systems.

Data and analytics solutions support growth and efficiency for the supply chain

Data and analytics solutions support growth and efficiency for the supply chain

Information Builders, the business intelligence (BI), analytics solutions provider, and data management solutions, attended the SCOPE Supply Chain Conference held 18-20, March 2018, in Chicago to highlight the ways it has helped customers like Lipari Foods effectively and efficiently manage the complex, modern supply chain.

Marks and Spencer selects Zetes to transform food supply chain operations

Marks and Spencer selects Zetes to transform food supply chain operations

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has selected Zetes to help transform visibility and fulfilment across its fresh food supply chain. The partnership will also see greater collaboration between M&S and its food suppliers via Zetes' supply chain visibility platform, ZetesOlympus.

Four in five IT SME bosses face recruitment and retention issues

Four in five IT SME bosses face recruitment and retention issues

The latest Aldermore Future Attitudes report reveals that four in five (80%) of SMEs in the IT sector, representing 270,280* small and medium sized business across the UK, find it difficult to hire qualified staff members or keep existing talent in the company.

Fast and accurate proof of delivery

Fast and accurate proof of delivery

Philip Jarrett, director of sales & marketing, BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd., discusses BEC's new eSmart Proof of Delivery (ePoD) system and the wide range of benefits it offers to distributors.

Cyber security, big data analytics and enterprise cloud among top digital technologies for retail and CPG firms

Cyber security, big data analytics and enterprise cloud among top digital technologies for retail and CPG firms

An Infosys research report titled, Digital Outlook for the Retail and CPG Industry, highlights how digital technologies deployed at organisations are improving existing operations, solving new problems, and creating new opportunities.

Pandora partners with Quintiq for implementation of a production planning solution

Pandora partners with Quintiq for implementation of a production planning solution

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and provider of supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O) solutions, has announced that its software will be used to support Pandora's capacity expansion program.

Maxoptra Quartix integration keeps transport operations on track

Maxoptra Quartix integration keeps transport operations on track

Maxoptra has integrated its multi-drop, cloud-based vehicle routing and scheduling software with Quartix real-time vehicle tracking.

Conversity: 5G is on its way, but retailers still aren’t doing enough to be disruptive in a challenging market

Conversity: 5G is on its way, but retailers still aren’t doing enough to be disruptive in a challenging market

With this year's Mobile World Congress about to come to a close, discussions have inevitably focused on the future arrival of 5G connectivity, which could finally become a reality next year.

Automated parcel delivery – the future of last mile

Automated parcel delivery – the future of last mile

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO NetDespatch.

I read a particularly interesting article this week. It focused on technology and the changing face of delivery. Paragraph after paragraph it waxed lyrical about how consumers were finally starting to embrace new forms of delivery, such as drones and autonomous vehicles, and argued that with robotic drivers no longer limited to our TV screens, soon enough our science-fiction dreams would become a reality.

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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