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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Blue Yonder research reveals dramatic shift in shoppers’ behaviour since COVID-19

Blue Yonder research reveals dramatic shift in shoppers’ behaviour since COVID-19

New research from Blue Yonder highlights how shopping behaviour has changed globally since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Blue Yonder surveyed 6,000 European adult consumers in April and 1,000 US adult consumers in both March and April.

Connecting the supply chain blocks with WMS

Connecting the supply chain blocks with WMS

What has struck me most about COVID-19 so far is the rapid business response to the crisis. Brands are switching up their game plan and capitalising on the e-commerce surge by going direct to consumer.

Store worker deaths show that retailers reopening must focus on staff safety, says GlobalData

Store worker deaths show that retailers reopening must focus on staff safety, says GlobalData

The ONS has reported that men working as sales and retail assistants were found to have raised rates of death involving COVID-19.

A communication plan of action

A communication plan of action

The ongoing crisis has undoubtedly presented considerable challenges for the retail sector, yet for those organisations that are able to be agile and adapt in these challenging times there is an opportunity to prosper.

Top tips for updating your eCommerce platform

Top tips for updating your eCommerce platform

As the news that the UK government plans to begin re-opening some retail stores in June, many retailers were last night faced with the reality of another month of tough trading conditions.

But with this in mind, retailers have been, and continue to look at investing in and ramping up their online operations to ensure they have an effective platform that drives sales.

No time for picking errors

No time for picking errors

One of the biggest challenges faced by successful e-commerce operations stepping up to their first fulfilment centre will be minimising pick errors.

eCommerce revenues rise 20% week-on-week, new data from the BounceX Covid-19 Retail Pulse reveals

eCommerce revenues rise 20% week-on-week, new data from the BounceX Covid-19 Retail Pulse reveals

Signs of the green shoots of recovery for retailers were revealed in the latest data from the Covid-19 Retail Pulse from BounceX (soon to be Wunderkind), with week-on-week rises in website revenue, site visits and conversions.

COVID-19 has brought cloud services to the forefront, says GlobalData

COVID-19 has brought cloud services to the forefront, says GlobalData

An unplanned, widespread move to home-working would have brought businesses to a grinding halt had large investments in cloud computing not been made over the past ten years, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

Getting retailers ready for business post-lockdown

Getting retailers ready for business post-lockdown

The retail sector is in a state of flux. Whilst eCommerce sales might still be surpassing all expectations, many retail stores are still closed, awaiting Government guidance as to when they might be able to open again.

Under 35s are less concerned about COVID-19 and expect their lives to return to normal sooner, says GlobalData

Under 35s are less concerned about COVID-19 and expect their lives to return to normal sooner, says GlobalData

Younger consumers in the UK feel more optimistic than those over 35 and are likely to be more willing to embrace the lockdown loosening when it happens.

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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