Tuesday 21st Jan 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Who calls the customer-centric tune?

With retail buying power concentrated in ever fewer hands - especially in the grocery sector - CPG suppliers must conform to their various customers' supply chain processes.

Time to invest?

Research in IT retail priorities suggest that many supply chain systems are due for an upgrade - and vendors are eager for sales.

Tooled up to optimise

The economy may be improving, albeit slowly, but will "lean and mean" remain the order of the day?

Solving small problems

Information technology is all too often the elephant in the room, but retail market specialist Penelope Ody thinks it might be time to think small.

Deliveries of delight

Online shopping is growing - but when will home delivery services bring customer satisfaction?

Seeking solutions

An expert and efficient 'solution' to help cut costs should be a priority.

Rationalised and optimal

The current recession has seen massive destocking by retailers - it this the new norm or will the shelves fill up again come the upturn?

Planning for changing times

Growing need for flexibility, responsiveness and adaptable supply chains might just encourage even more outsourcing as we wait for the upturn.

Encouraging long tail IT

Despite whatever the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics - robustly "disputed" by the British Retail Consortium - would have us believe, sales in the high street are rather less than buoyant. The ONS's 3.8 per cent year-on-year increase

Sharing the crystal ball

Along with the current spate of profits warnings and "disappointing" results, we've all noticed how retail clearance sales seem to start earlier and earlier each year. Long ago and far away they were in mid-January and July, now mid-December and early Jun