The retail supply chain has gone global, and now it is going mobile with new technologies to benefit the supply chain from end-to-end.
Welcome to the 2013 Retail Supply Chain Special Report, where we take a look at significant factors affecting the retail supply chain. This year we are featuring research and commentary from the Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF, formerly VCF) and Retail Systems Research (RSR), both industry leaders when it comes to the retail supply chain.
Globalization Of Retail
The retail supply chain is becoming worldwide, from sourcing and manufacturing to end user delivery, and everywhere in between. Knowing how to maximize assortment planning across all channels and where to source the merchandise will be key to retailers maximizing margins and controlling costs as they expand worldwide. Nikki Baird, managing partner of RSR Research, will discuss the localization of demand, globalization of supply, and cross-channel opportunities. She will cover the benefits of globalization and how it can open new markets for retailers. Baird will also discuss the various business challenges retailers face regarding the supply chain, especially when it comes to flexibility in demand.