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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Shoppers must say ‘No’ to new minimum charge on home deliveries, says ParcelHero

Shoppers must say ‘No’ to new minimum charge on home deliveries, says ParcelHero

The Government is planning to consult the public about a new standard delivery charge for home shopping. Just like the plastic bag fee in supermarkets, it aims to discourage overuse of consumer deliveries by making shoppers think again. ParcelHero argues the plan is actually a ploy to replace lost business rates income and that home deliveries – the consumer’s saviour during lockdown – are far greener than shopping by car.

E-commerce giant takes 35,000 sq ft in £8 million Liverpool development

E-commerce giant takes 35,000 sq ft in £8 million Liverpool development

Network Space has secured its first letting at Element, the new £8 million development at Alchemy Business Park in Knowsley.

GreyOrange announces strategic partnership with e-commerce company Rex Brown

GreyOrange announces strategic partnership with e-commerce company Rex Brown

GreyOrange, a global software and mobile robotics provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise fulfilment operations for companies worldwide, has announced that Ranger Mobile Sort, the new GreyOrange fleet of modular sortation robots, will bring the latest automation to Rex Brown’s warehouses in a simple and scalable way.

Consumer driven strategies will be vital for retailers to bounce back from lockdown, says B-Stock

Consumer driven strategies will be vital for retailers to bounce back from lockdown, says B-Stock

As stores across Europe begin to re-open their doors, retailers who have survived lockdown will need to navigate the uncertainty of the retail landscape and adapt to new market strategies for business to continue, urged Giorgio Vitale, Head of Business Development EMEA at B-Stock.

One World Express becomes certified WCA eCommerce member

One World Express becomes certified WCA eCommerce member

One World Express has been announced as a certified member of the WCA eCommerce network.

Sourcing Playground wins government grant to deliver pioneering AI platform for retail supply chains

Sourcing Playground wins government grant to deliver pioneering AI platform for retail supply chains

Sourcing Playground, the supplier discovery platform connecting retailers with verified and sustainable suppliers, has been awarded funding by Innovate UK to deliver an AI platform that will overhaul retail supply chains.

Findologic introduces AI-powered virtual shopping assistant, Lisa

Findologic introduces AI-powered virtual shopping assistant, Lisa

Findologic, the search and navigation platform, has announced the launch of Lisa, an AI-based virtual shopping assistant, which uses intent signals and discovery to power improved on-site search to enhance customer experience and drive conversions.

eCommerce sustainability: managing your responsibilities

eCommerce sustainability: managing your responsibilities

Consumers are more conscious than ever about how their shopping habits affect the world at large.

6,000 new UK jobs as DPD scales-up to meet ‘new normal' demand from online retailers

6,000 new UK jobs as DPD scales-up to meet ‘new normal' demand from online retailers

Parcel delivery firm DPD has announced 6,000 new UK jobs and a major infrastructure investment in response to the unprecedented boom in online shopping caused by Covid-19.

CommerceHub’s record volume reveals promising trend as ecommerce proves essential to retail’s ‘new normal’

CommerceHub’s record volume reveals promising trend as ecommerce proves essential to retail’s ‘new normal’

As the retail industry continues to experience the full impact of COVID-19, resulting in store closures and reduced distribution capacity, there are new, emerging signs that the industry is responding positively to this new normal, adapting their ways to meet the needs of consumers.

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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