Retail Supply Chain Logistics
Agile. Adaptable. Resilient. Create omnichannel customer experiences with an unbreakable supply chain.
80% of executives believe consumers will prioritise stock availability over retail loyalty in coming year.
Flexible solutions for efficient inventory management
Many retailers are now dealing with a 'stock shock'. Overstocking issues are impacting production and deliveries in many ways - this is why flexibility is so important for inventory management.Read the article
Failing to adapt has serious consequences: stock-outs can spur inflation when it’s needed the least, and costly substitutions can hit customer satisfaction hard.
In today’s climate, you can’t hide these problems. Labour shortages, bottlenecks, and port congestion are critical headwinds that can stop you from doing what you do best. Staying agile is the challenge. You need to have the necessary safeguards in place so that when trouble does strike, you’re ready to jump to plan B without costly hesitation.
To meet customer expectations and drive growth, you need end-to-end control over your retail supply chain, and the ability to flex at pace. You also need resilience to simplify complexity. In short, you need to create omnichannel retail strategies for an unbreakable supply chain.
Building agility as the solution to uncertainty
Optimising your retail supply chain during the times of political and economic uncertainties can be an uphill task. Therefore, being agile while navigating this changing landscape is a must for retailers to keep going. Johanna Hainz, Global Vertical Head of Retail, explains how this can be done.
The omni-challenge for retailers
70% of Europe’s largest 30 retailers have conducted a review of their supply chains since Covid-19.
59% of retail respondents identified that their supply chains have been designed primarily for cost efficiency rather than resilience or agility.
Steer the ship
How do retailers of all stripes create resilient supply chains through omnichannel strategies? More control, end-to-end insight, and the ability to flex at pace can help. That takes a truly connected supply chain that gives you the information to make better decisions. Using a strategic partner simplifies complexity, giving you a single, reliable point of contact that can react and adapt to challenges, ensuring you have stock ‘on-shelf’ when and where it’s needed.
That’s the approach Pure Electric took when they came to Maersk for our Supply Chain Management expertise. Discover how our collaboration helped them scale their operations internationally.
I wanted to do it once, correctly, with the right partner.
Give your retail supply chain the agility needed to adjust to environment changes
Consumer demand is constantly changing, and in the past decades it has grown more than ever before. This means having a constant flow of inventory that is hypersensitive to internal and external factors. An agile logistics solution is therefore key to keep up with demand fluctuations – for both physical stores and online channels. One of the tools to help retailers bringing that flexibility to life is supply chain automation; something Macy’s has partnered with Maersk for.
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