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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Retail rut? Only 50% of UK retailers have a digital strategy in place despite consumer demand

Retail rut? Only 50% of UK retailers have a digital strategy in place despite consumer demand

Almost half (46 percent) of British consumers believe Augmented Reality (AR) will positively impact retail, with Virtual Reality (VR) close behind (22 percent), yet only 50 percent of retailers have a digital strategy to implement these technologies according to Fujitsu's Tech in a Transforming Britain Report.

Leading retailers come together for Big Plastics Debate

Leading retailers come together for Big Plastics Debate

Coca Cola, Co-Op, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Iceland will come together under one roof for the first time at Packaging Innovations 2018, to talk about the UK's hottest topic – plastics in packaging.

Supply chain professionals recognised with a work-based degree solution

Supply chain professionals recognised with a work-based degree solution

Supply chain leaders and aspiring leaders, of all ages, are now able to gain a work-based supply chain leadership degree apprenticeship, which can be funded from employers' apprenticeship levy pots.

Some 73% of UK shoppers have experienced online packages that have gone missing

Some 73% of UK shoppers have experienced online packages that have gone missing

A new report has found that UK shoppers also suffer disproportionately from late or failed deliveries, with 73% affected, compared with just 66% of shoppers from the US.

Retailers reap major benefits though workforce technology investment

Retailers reap major benefits though workforce technology investment

Neil Harvey, CTO of Kirona, considers the implications of the Industrial Strategy white paper on the retail sector and asks; is there such a thing as a perfect balance, and what benefits can technology have on workforce productivity?

High street still has a bright future if retailers are agile, says Conversity

High street still has a bright future if retailers are agile, says Conversity

With the inexorable rise of digital still in full force and regular news stories reporting high street shop closures, it is fair to say that physical stores no longer have the hegemony that they once enjoyed.

Common mistakes retailers make on their e-commerce platforms

Common mistakes retailers make on their e-commerce platforms

By David Lindores, Technical Director, Eureka Solutions. The recent festive period saw shoppers spend huge amounts, with consumers already spending an average of £220 each in online January sales alone.

WCS' strategic alliance with Optricity offers peak warehouse performance to businesses challenged by consumer demand

WCS' strategic alliance with Optricity offers peak warehouse performance to businesses challenged by consumer demand

WCS (Worldwide Chain Stores) and Optricity have announced a partnership that brings an advanced, integrated slotting offering to WCS' warehouse management system, CSnx.

Automated parcel delivery – the future of last mile

Automated parcel delivery – the future of last mile

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO NetDespatch.

I read a particularly interesting article this week. It focussed on technology and the changing face of delivery.

Half of SMEs fear financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance

Half of SMEs fear financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance

Recent research by Ultima, the provider of on-premise and cloud IT infrastructure and managed service solutions, has found that over half (58%) of the UK's SMEs think their businesses are at risk of financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance, with 67% believing they may be out of business in three years if their IT security and compliance doesn't improve.

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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