Drop-shipping: should it be part of the omni-channel mix?

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Drop shipping sounds like the perfect online retail strategy, it should be good for cash flow and there is no inventory to hold.  So how does it fit into the omni-channel mix?

Edward Osborne, head of drop-ship operations at Tesco Direct, will provide an overview of Tesco’s drop-ship operations development – what prompted the growth in drop-ship delivery and where does this fit into Tesco’s omni-channel logistics strategy?

He will examine the benefits of increased drop-ship deliveries over traditional methods of fulfilment and ask: does this represent a step-change?

The Omni-Channel Conference takes place at the NEC Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Wednesday 17th September and Thursday 18th September.

Tesco, John Lewis, Boots, Halfords, Shop Direct, and Maplin will all be contributing to the event.

The first day of the conference will have a focus on strategy, infrastructure, and forecasting issues, while the second day will look at returns and reverse logistics, as well as deliveries and the final mile.

For more details visit the web site: www.OmniChannelConference.co.uk

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