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The Supply Chain Compliance Blog

How to improve your retail supply chain compliance in one working week

Posted by Len Simmons on May 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The retail landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade with technology and software playing an even greater role in our industry.

Not only are consumers taking advantage of this development through online stores, in-store kiosks and transactional iPads, procurement and supply chain professionals are using technology to improve their internal processes too.

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Triple transparency: Why a transparent supply chain in retail is paramount

Posted by Len Simmons on May 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

‘Generous brands’ in the current retail climate have pioneered the information that consumers want to know about the businesses they’re buying from. Innocent Drinks, for example, have shown to be a ‘generous brand’ associated with good health, charitable causes, and tongue-in-cheek marketing campaigns that resonate with their consumers.

Christian Davies, Executive Creative Director at FITCH Design explains that it’s not just the ‘façade’ that consumers are interested in, but the actual supply chain decisions too.

 

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What impact 'retailtainment' in 2020 will have on a retail FM

Posted by Len Simmons on May 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As online retail spend continues to increase, high street retailers are under pressure to create physical spaces that are there to entertain, as well as sell. Traditional retail footprints are being challenged by pop-up stores that, according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, give brands “complete creative control of the brand experience and how their messaging is communicated to consumers”.

 

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Three experts give their opinion on the future of retail supply chains

Posted by Len Simmons on Apr 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The retail supply chain is evolving rapidly. The internet has arguably been the biggest change in the industry with over £133 billion now spent online – a 16% increase on the previous year.

This remarkable level of spend has meant the supply chain of traditional retail companies has had to fundamentally change in order to meet the demands and behaviours of consumers.

In response, the industry embraced an ‘omnichannel’ strategy – an approach to align and integrate all sales channels within the same transactional and logistical infrastructure. But what else should retail FMs prepare for in their retail supply chain?

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Five skills required by modern retail supply chain professionals in 2020

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

 

Confidence in supply chain competencies in the future is set to drop to an all-time low, according to Deloitte’s latest report, Supply Chain Talent of the Future.

While 87% of supply chain leaders are confident that their organisation has the competencies required to meet demands of the job, this figure dropped to 77% when leaders were asked about their confidence in five years’ time.

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NEW REPORT - Retail 2020: A future insight of trends that will affect facility and property management

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 27, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Altius, the UK’s leading retail supply chain compliance specialist, have unveiled their latest report, Retail 2020: A future insight of trends that will affect facility and property management.

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