Browsing: Supply Chain

What will the supply chain of the future look like? How will risks in the supply chain be addressed? Will global sourcing continue unabated? Our ‘Supply Chain Vision Group’ offered their best predictions.

Supply chain costs as a percentage of revenue are increasing for retailers. A new strategic approach is needed if costs are to be minimised and margins increased. So, what makes a winning retail supply chain?

Clothing retailers are turning to rapid response supply chains to deliver a cutting edge – leading to 50 per cent reduction in out-ofstocks and a three per cent improvement in margins. This, along with the rising importance of internet sales, is creating

Local sourcing is a relatively new challenge to the supply chains of retailers in the UK, but one which looks set to grow in significance.

Collaboration is paramount if we are to maximise value across the supply chain, says the head of supply chain at the Institute of Grocery Distribution

Three retailers have put forward proposals for individual megasheds upwards of 650,000 sq ft each around the country as they put in place supply chain systems to deal with growing consumer demand.