Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

How do you compare to John Lewis?

You may have sold out of the latest Apple release, but can you sell yourself to the judges as the winner in waiting of this year’s Retail & E-Tail European Supply Chain Excellence Award?

John Lewis with Knapp walked off with 2014’s award, having convinced the expert-judging panel that automating its two Magna Park sites achieved a customer focussed strategy for fulfilment to stores and directly to customers across a range of 120,000 skus. The judges were impressed by the service levels focused on minutes not days – and the agility achieved with the automation.

The benefits to the business were clearly evident, with year-on-year reductions in inventory, tighter control of stock and a subsequent increase in shop floor selling space. They liked the end-to-end internal collaboration and the way the retailer and automation supplier worked in unison to create a distribution operation that was geared to delivering results.

So now, with nominations open for 2015, do you have what it takes to walk away with a European Supply Chain Excellence Award? This year’s ceremony takes place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 16th November.

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