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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Optimising e-commerce business for the new normal

Optimising e-commerce business for the new normal

The global COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly disrupted the retail sector significantly. With many stores forced to close their doors over lockdown, there has been a sudden and rapid rise in online shopping.

Labelmaster survey examines impact of COVID-19 on hazmat supply chain

Labelmaster survey examines impact of COVID-19 on hazmat supply chain

Labelmaster, the provider of products, services and technology for the safe and compliant transport of dangerous goods (DG) and hazardous materials (hazmat), has announced the results of its fifth annual 2020 Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook.

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

CEP service providers face major challenges. Firstly, they have to cope with the high volume of orders, which – driven by e-commerce – is constantly increasing.

Blue Yonder acquires Yantriks to deliver dynamic commerce

Blue Yonder acquires Yantriks to deliver dynamic commerce

Blue Yonder has acquired Yantriks, a SaaS provider of commerce and fulfilment microservices.

Planned changes to VAT will result in higher costs and less choice for online shoppers, warns ParcelHero

Planned changes to VAT will result in higher costs and less choice for online shoppers, warns ParcelHero

UK shoppers should make the most of international marketplace bargains on Amazon Prime Day on 5 October, says ParcelHero. A new Government policy paper deals a double-whammy to overseas purchases from 1 January: post-Brexit Brits will pay 20% VAT on all international online purchases while overseas sellers will have to register for UK VAT.

Retail sales claw back to normal levels, but ParcelHero warns stores not to celebrate yet: 31.8% of those sales were made online

Retail sales claw back to normal levels, but ParcelHero warns stores not to celebrate yet: 31.8% of those sales were made online

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales figures for June showed sales soared by over 13% compared to May, to reach near-normal levels. Indeed, with fuel sales excluded, they actually beat June 2019’s figures by 1.5%.

Combatting empty shelf syndrome: Keeping grocery shelves stocked in the midst of crisis

Combatting empty shelf syndrome: Keeping grocery shelves stocked in the midst of crisis

Businesses across every industry have faced unparalleled disruption to their operations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In the retail sector, we saw shelves across the globe being repeatedly stripped bare during the early days of the crisis, as supply chains that simply weren’t geared-up to deal with such sudden and dramatic changes in buying behaviour struggled to keep up during the first stages of the crisis.

inconso and Zalando continue their collaboration

inconso and Zalando continue their collaboration

Logistics software specialist inconso supports fashion retailer Zalando in controlling logistics automation components with inconsoWCS.

Global outdoor clothing brand Woolrich picks Fluent Commerce to drive omnichannel delivery

Global outdoor clothing brand Woolrich picks Fluent Commerce to drive omnichannel delivery

American outdoor clothing brand Woolrich has chosen Fluent Commerce, the global distributed order management platform to boost its capability in Europe to fulfil itsecommerce orders in the most convenient way for the customer and most efficient for Woolrich.

Drop ship: a new strategic weapon for retailers and brands

Drop ship: a new strategic weapon for retailers and brands

Retailers can utilise drop shipping (the shipment of goods from a manufacturer or wholesaler, directly to a customer on behalf of the retailer) as a strategic weapon against short-term shock waves such as COVID-19 and as a means of more permanently extending their digital business.

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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