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 Town and City Gift Cards site aims to revive UK high streets

New Town and City Gift Cards site aims to revive UK high streets

Loyalty and gift card provider Miconex has developed a new Town and City Gift Cards website that features over 50 of its gift card programmes in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Enough is enough: A third of customers would ditch companies after just one poor experience, research shows

Enough is enough: A third of customers would ditch companies after just one poor experience, research shows

A third of UK customers would ditch companies after just one poor experience, according to research conducted by analytics company, SAS.

Nearly a half of consumers will turn to Amazon for their Christmas shopping this year

Nearly a half of consumers will turn to Amazon for their Christmas shopping this year

With consumer behaviour drastically changing as a result of Covid-19, just under a half of UK shoppers (44%) plan to complete their Christmas shopping online this year – with a majority (42%) looking to turn to Amazon first. This is according to newly released findings from Episerver, the customer-centric digital experience company.

COVID-19 drives five retail supply chain trends

COVID-19 drives five retail supply chain trends

The business disruption caused by COVID-19 has resulted in four out of five (82%) retailers changing their approach to stock management and is driving five retail supply chain trends.

This is according to a new report from logistics company Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), which shows how the pandemic has caused stock management issues for 92% of retailers.  

Four in ten (42.2%) retail professionals feel their mental health is worse than a year ago

Four in ten (42.2%) retail professionals feel their mental health is worse than a year ago

According to the latest study by the UK independent job board, CV-Library, four in ten (42.2%) retail professionals feel their mental health is worse than it was a year ago. 

Online retailers risk alienating older generations amid a rush to digitise during COVID

Online retailers risk alienating older generations amid a rush to digitise during COVID

The shift towards online shopping risks alienating older consumers in the event of another lockdown, according to research by global commerce agency 5874 Commerce.

Job market boom predicted in supply chain sector as vacancies rise above pre-lockdown levels

Job market boom predicted in supply chain sector as vacancies rise above pre-lockdown levels

The supply chain sector will experience a job market boom over the coming months as over 60 percent of workers in warehouse, logistics and delivery spent time during lockdown searching for a new role, according to latest research.

‘Prioritise H&S’ ahead of online Xmas sales spike, Bureau Veritas tells retailers

‘Prioritise H&S’ ahead of online Xmas sales spike, Bureau Veritas tells retailers

With tighter coronavirus restrictions forcing increasing numbers of Christmas shoppers online this year, compliance authority Bureau Veritas is advising retailers and logistics firms to prepare for the extra health, safety and hygiene risks this rise in festive e-commerce sales will bring.

New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

At the height of the coronavirus national lockdown in March, the Government prioritised delivery drivers as key workers. Under the Government’s new three-stage ‘traffic light’ coronavirus alert plans – which could be introduced as early as Thursday –  Britain’s delivery drivers are again bracing for the front door’s return to the front line in the battle against Covid.

BlackBerry AtHoc and ServiceNow partner to deliver secure and reliable incident response management

BlackBerry AtHoc and ServiceNow partner to deliver secure and reliable incident response management

BlackBerry Limited has partnered with ServiceNow to integrate the BlackBerry AtHoc service within the Now platform for rapid crisis communications and IT service 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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