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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Velocity Commerce offers Christmas convenience with next-day delivery for late night festive shoppers

Velocity Commerce offers Christmas convenience with next-day delivery for late night festive shoppers

Velocity Commerce, the online retail specialist based in Cambridge, UK, has announced that during December 2019 it will offer next-day delivery on all orders placed up until 9pm. To offer this festive fulfilment service, Velocity has worked with Royal Mail to organise an additional collection from its warehouse at 10pm during the Christmas period.

Sound of success - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Sound of success - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of voice-directed picking systems – including those concerning augmented reality, the rise of e-commerce and the emergence of blockchain.

Part 2: Voice Picking Technology Report

Retail pays almost £100K over the odds for technology products

Retail pays almost £100K over the odds for technology products

Technology services provider Probrand has released a study that reveals the scale of the margins some buyers are paying out to IT resellers, with retail spending an estimated £98,329.36 more than necessary due to inflated margins.

Homebase partners with Neptune to support its focus on providing the best customer service

Homebase partners with Neptune to support its focus on providing the best customer service

Homebase, one of the UK's largest home improvement and garden retailers, has partnered with Neptune Software, provider of ‘low-code’, rapid application development software.

Boxing clever - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Boxing clever - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of warehouse management systems and voice-directed picking solutions – including those related to automation, augmented reality and the digitisation of warehouse processes.

Part 1: Warehouse Management Systems Technology Report.

The White Label World Expo UK

The White Label World Expo UK

The White Label World Expo is the leading online retail sourcing show, making it the perfect destination for manufacturers to showcase their products to a rapidly growing market. Based in four countries over three continents, it truly is a global event reaching a truly global audience.

Personalisation: a force for good in the world of retail, champions Cohaesus

Personalisation: a force for good in the world of retail, champions Cohaesus

According to Gartner, by 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) will identify online shopping as an addictive disorder. It predicts that a key driver will stem from retailers increasingly deploying AI and personalisation tactics, designed to drive greater awareness and engagement of products and services amongst consumers. 

How are retailers enhancing the in-store experience?

How are retailers enhancing the in-store experience?

By Dan Williams, founder and managing director at 100% Group. 

With more chain and independent store closures announced every week, it might seem as though high street retailers are losing out to the convenience of online shopping, yet the death of the high street isn’t nigh. In fact the opposite is true – what we’re seeing isn’t a death but rather a re-birth or evolution where the high street needs to adapt to changing buying behaviours.

How do we go about reinvigorating the high street?

How do we go about reinvigorating the high street?

By Matthew Robertson – Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

I regularly track the trends around retail and delivery because here at NetDespatch we work with both carriers and retailers, and it is important for us to understand how the market continues to evolve.  As a result, I have been monitoring the ongoing debate, particularly in recent years, around how we reinvigorate the UK high street and get consumers back into town centres.

47% of shoppers need gifting ideas for the Holiday Season – research from Periscope by McKinsey

47% of shoppers need gifting ideas for the Holiday Season – research from Periscope by McKinsey

Periscope By McKinsey, which offers a suite of Marketing & Sales Analytics Solutions to help companies achieve sustainable revenue growth, has announced the findings of its recent consumer research which examines significant habits and behaviours of consumers in Canada, Germany, the UK and US,  as well as highlighting some emerging trends with big implications for retailers this holiday season.

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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