29 July 2014

The latest supply chain news, views and features for the retail sector

News

Keep the customer satisfied: the omni-channel challenge
When consumers buy goods online, they need to have confidence that they will be delivered on time and in good condition ...

10pm next day delivery offering from O2
Mobile operator O2 has extended its order deadline for standard next day deliveries of phones and tablets to 10pm, as part of its aim to deliver best in class customer experiences...

How automation is driving omni-channel development
The past couple of years have seen some massive automated warehouse projects as retailers position themselves to operate in an omni-channel environment...

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Viewpoint

Retailers can learn from each other on supply chain waste
It will hardly come as a surprise to find that the UK throws away about £43 million of food a year. However, a new report from INCPEN, the Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment, provides valuable detail of what is actually being...

Challenging times for retail supply chains
The UK’s retail supply chains face major upheavals over the next five years with more than 60,000 shops closing down in the face of continuing austerity and the rise of internet shopping ...

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Features

Marks & Spencer sets out supply chain vision
The opening of the Castle Donington distribution centre opens the way for the retailer to push ahead with its supply chain strategy, says Malory Davies...

Retail's seismic shift
Retail organisations are facing a seismic shift in the markets they serve – from multiple channels to international expansion. But are the systems in place to fulfil orders and manage returns across this altered and highly complex landscape? ...

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Corporate Insight

Balancing risk
Two major humanitarian disasters - the Burmese cyclone and the Chinese earthquake - provided a sombre backdrop to ''Supply Chain Standard''s Roundtable discussion on supply chain risk. But as Dave Food, business development director from the meeting's ...

Getting to grips with collaboration
For an older generation, ''collaboration'' has a sinister sound. But in the modern, dispersed and globalised supply chain, collaboration, up and down the chain, or even with apparent competitors, may be desirable or even essential ...

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