Retail supply chains are in a state of flux. Factors such as failing to accurately forecast rising transportation costs, shipping product from Asia to UK distribution centres, and maintaining separate, dedicated in-store and direct-to-consumer channels are all having a direct impact on profit margins.
Faced with intense competition, squeezed profits and pressure to cut expenses, savvy retailers are looking for new ways to reduce costs.
Our second Future Forum event looked at how Port Deconsolidation could be the answer in helping retailers remove unnecessary costs from their global supply chain.
Retail-focused Click & Collect
Click & Collect is now a recognised customer delivery proposition and for many retailers it is the largest route to the customer.
Returns on returns
The third Future Forum event examined how retailers can reverse the issues of return processing management to gain a powerful competitive advantage.
Death of the High Street?
This event focused on the challenges, risks and opportunities presented by multichannel retailing.