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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Lockdown spike in DIY activity: The logistics sector responds

Lockdown spike in DIY activity: The logistics sector responds

The UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show that in April this year, 30% of retail sales in the UK were conducted online.

This figure compares with just 18% in the same month last year and 21% at the Black Friday/Christmas peak in 2019. By the end of April online sales across Europe, within the home and leisure sector, in which Dachser DIY-Logistics covers, were at a level more than double than experienced at the start of last year.

Decoding API: Simply explained and why they are vital for eCommerce

Decoding API: Simply explained and why they are vital for eCommerce

Functioning APIs in eCommerce are crucial, if you’re working in eCommerce, you’ll be familiar with the term, it’s likely that you may not have a full comprehension of its meaning if you’re not a developer. This is according to global eCommerce platform, Kooomo, which outlines the purpose and vitality of APIs.

TrueCommerce EDI gives Vandemoortele the tools it ‘kneads’ for the future

TrueCommerce EDI gives Vandemoortele the tools it ‘kneads’ for the future

Vandemoortele may be new to the US, but the company’s history goes all the way back to 1899 in Izegem, Belgium. Originally a baking oil refinery, Vandemoortele expanded into dough and pastry products in the 1960s, and in 1978, began making frozen bakery products. Already selling across Europe, Vandemoortele entered the US market in 2017.

Yamato turns to Doddle to create new nationwide PUDO network

Yamato turns to Doddle to create new nationwide PUDO network

Japan-based carrier – Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (‘Yamato’) – has partnered with UK-based international ecommerce solutions provider, Doddle, to create a proprietary nationwide PUDO network, underpinned by Doddle’s software platform.

10 tips for retail owners on how to 'COVID-proof' your store

10 tips for retail owners on how to 'COVID-proof' your store

The Government has allowed for reopening of stores since June 15th but until a vaccine is officially released, there is no post-COVID life, only one with it. With things constantly changing, Ian Wright, founder of Merchant Machine has compiled this guide with advice on running a store safely.

Store sales boom as online growth falters

Store sales boom as online growth falters

There was plenty of good news for Britain’s beleaguered High Street retailers in July’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail figures, says the e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero.

How COVID-19 has impacted global supply chains

How COVID-19 has impacted global supply chains

By Nick Pike, Chief Revenue Officer, Vizibl

The impact of COVID-19 has been swift and devastating to those directly affected. Not just from a health perspective but also for businesses who had to promptly close their doors as the country went into lockdown, particularly those in hospitality and retail.

Hermes can now deliver to any 3 metre square in the UK using what3words

Hermes can now deliver to any 3 metre square in the UK using what3words

Hermes, the UK consumer delivery company, has partnered with addressing company what3words to provide even more accurate deliveries. Hermes can now accept what3words addresses from any retailer or e-commerce client and deliver to that exact location.

Taking control of the B2B supply chain

Taking control of the B2B supply chain

More and more links in the value chain — especially retailers and wholesalers — are being forced to reposition themselves under pressure from both existing, yet evolving competitors and fast paced challenger brands with innovative approaches to technology and disruptive business models. B2B supply chain approaches now play an important role in future success.

The importance of upgrading inventory management practices to deal with supply chain challenges in 2020 and beyond

The importance of upgrading inventory management practices to deal with supply chain challenges in 2020 and beyond

Ecommerce businesses have had a tough time of late; firstly, there was the threat of a hard Brexit, and more recently the overwhelming impact of the coronavirus has been felt by all.

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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