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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Metapack launches new shipping plans for retailers

Metapack launches new shipping plans for retailers

Metapack, the ecommerce delivery technology provider, has launched new shipping plans for retailers around the world. From small and medium businesses to large global enterprises, the new transparent pricing models from Metapack have been launched to help retailers expand their business by providing quick and direct access to its Delivery Manager platform.

Gartner research reveals growth for smart robots in retail

Gartner research reveals growth for smart robots in retail

A recent Gartner report details that ‘Retailers are scaling up smart robots to support flexibility and labour optimisation in physical stores for unified commerce execution’. 

Woodland Group launches 360 digital supply chain platform to complement its capabilities, network and owned assets across the globe

Woodland Group launches 360 digital supply chain platform to complement its capabilities, network and owned assets across the globe

Woodland Group has launched its new digital platform, Woodland Online, delivering full supply chain management from online quoting and booking, to tracking, reporting, WMS and supplier integration, stock and PO management.

Retail events and conferences coming up in the UK

Retail events and conferences coming up in the UK

By Ed Smith, freelance journalist

Retail conferences and events offer a unique opportunity to network and develop your industry knowledge. With many of us working from home and meeting virtually over the past 2 years, upcoming events may be a valuable chance to engage with industry professionals face to face. Let’s take a look at some of the main events upcoming in the UK.

E-commerce shored up crumbling High Street in August, says ParcelHero

E-commerce shored up crumbling High Street in August, says ParcelHero

The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) retail sales figures for August reveal more bad news for the High Street. Despite the end of almost all Covid restrictions, overall sales actually fell in August, down -0.9% in volume against July.

Alibaba Cloud and Salesforce announce plan to launch Salesforce Social Commerce

Alibaba Cloud and Salesforce announce plan to launch Salesforce Social Commerce

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence back bone of Alibaba Group and Salesforce, the CRM solutions provider, have announced they are working toward an agreement to launch Salesforce Social Commerce, a headless commerce product being designed and built in China to help multinational brands succeed in the region.

Drivers of success: Ecommerce SMEs take delivery in-house

Drivers of success: Ecommerce SMEs take delivery in-house

UK ecommerce businesses are taking delivery into their own hands, according to new research released by Vimcar.

Decathlon chooses PAL Robotics’ StockBot as one of the global retail robot solutions to deploy across multiple stores worldwide

Decathlon chooses PAL Robotics’ StockBot as one of the global retail robot solutions to deploy across multiple stores worldwide

Decathlon and PAL Robotics have launched a global partnership after PAL Robotics’ StockBot inventory tracking and data collection solution was selected for rollout across Decathlon stores in multiple countries, assisting the team and elevating in-store experience.

UK sees dramatic slump in EU and international purchases

UK sees dramatic slump in EU and international purchases

A new survey has revealed UK online shoppers purchased far less items overseas over the past year due to EU customs and border concerns.

Sunglasses, Bucket hats, Hawaiian shirts and hand sanitiser – Brits' top holiday online searches revealed

Sunglasses, Bucket hats, Hawaiian shirts and hand sanitiser – Brits' top holiday online searches revealed

New data reveals Brits’ top online searches as we planned our trips away this summer. Among the most searched for holiday clothing/accessories items were – sunglasses (352,830) bucket hats (352,806), sliders (284,179) and swimsuits (242,142). Moreover, the Hawaiian shirt continued to defy the odds and remains a fashion staple, with 59,122 searches between July and August.

Retail Supply Chain Management

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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