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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New Research finds the Salesforce economy will create more than $1 trillion in new business revenues and 4.2 million jobs between 2019 and 2024

New Research finds the Salesforce economy will create more than $1 trillion in new business revenues and 4.2 million jobs between 2019 and 2024

Salesforce, the CRM solutions provider, has announced new research from IDC that finds Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners will create 4.2 million new jobs and $1.2 trillion in new business revenues worldwide between 2019 and 2024. The research also finds Salesforce is driving massive gains for its partner ecosystem, which will see $5.80 in gains for every $1 Salesforce makes by 2024.

UK consumers continue to abandon purchases due to a lack of convenient delivery options

UK consumers continue to abandon purchases due to a lack of convenient delivery options

According to new consumer research from Global Freight Solutions (GFS) and IMRG (the UK’s association for online retailers), 45% of consumers are still more likely to abandon their purchase due to a lack of convenient delivery options, not a lack of free options.

N Brown taps Bloomreach AI to fuel digital experiences across all its core brands

N Brown taps Bloomreach AI to fuel digital experiences across all its core brands

Bloomreach Inc, the Digital Experience Platform company, has been selected by digital retailer N Brown to help to provide an optimised, consistent and seamless customer experience across its core brands JD Williams, Simply Be, Ambrose Wilson and Jacamo.

Schneider Electric solves edge computing challenges with new 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center

Schneider Electric solves edge computing challenges with new 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center

Schneider Electric has simplified and aligned its data centre solutions for the new hybrid IT world with the introduction of EcoStruxure Data Center Solutions, unveiled recently at Innovation Summit Barcelona.  

Forget about copying Amazon, retailers need to start focusing on ‘what Amazon can’t’

Forget about copying Amazon, retailers need to start focusing on ‘what Amazon can’t’

By Frank Lochbaum, Managing Partner at KPS.

When Simon Russell, director of operational development at John Lewis, used the phrase “what Amazon can’t” (WAC) at the Future Stores event, you could hear murmurs of agreement from the assembled retailers around the room.

Retailers and customers don’t see eye to eye on returns or in-store experiences

Retailers and customers don’t see eye to eye on returns or in-store experiences

Retailers are not meeting customer expectations, and in many cases are missing on the fundamentals, according to a new 15,800 respondent global consumer study by Oracle Retail.

Brexit, staff costs and inaccurate data impacting profitability in wholesale businesses

Brexit, staff costs and inaccurate data impacting profitability in wholesale businesses

A new survey commissioned by OGL Computer, among 255 managers of wholesalers and distributors in the UK, reveals that 88% are using multiple software systems, and seem unable to break away from manual processes in managing business operations despite over a quarter (27%) citing those manual processes to be ineffective in managing business operations. Nearly all (98%) of respondents still used some level of manual processes.

SMEs must open up to the automation revolution or be left behind, say EACS

SMEs must open up to the automation revolution or be left behind, say EACS

It has been a common trend that uptake in new technologies is slower amongst SMEs than that of major multinational companies, who have significantly more scale and resources.

How technology can ease the workload when it comes to on-boarding temporary staff during the festive period

How technology can ease the workload when it comes to on-boarding temporary staff during the festive period

Dr. Cristian Grossmann, CEO and Co-Founder of Beekeeper, looks at how retailers can better manage the tricky task of temporary staff during the busiest period of the year with technology.

Omnichannel retail trends that will shape the industry in 2020

Omnichannel retail trends that will shape the industry in 2020

A shift in consumer behaviour has seen the retail sector transition from bricks alone to a combination of bricks and clicks. With new shopping demographics purchasing products in a different format, the rise in e-commerce success has no doubt driven the recent retail revolution, with the world of digital proving increasingly important.

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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