Who/What is Disrupting and Transforming Supply Chain through the use of innovation?
Retailer has a large supply chain organization and network that supports the delivery of product from Europe and the Far East to over 1000 stores across 8 different countries
Technology is essential across the entire network.
Retailer uses SAP F&R, warehouses are automated, with automatic sortation and conveyor systems
Store inventory lives with SAP
Suppliers deliver direct to customers, and rely on 3rd party delivery partners to ensure customers get the products they order online.
Retailer operates instore collection services which can pick stock from store
Whilst operations work well, there is room for improvement, and teams are excited and curious about the opportunity to utilize technology innovation to potentially disrupt and improve our Supply Chain.
Availability & Inventory Accuracy: Knowing how much of a product Retailer has and where it is located in store makes propositions like click and collect increasingly difficult to fulfil. How can Retailer utilize new technology approaches in-store to improve on-shelf availability and inventory database accuracy?
Smart Machines: How can Retailer use machine learning capabilities to learn, predict and retain data and information to make supply chain forecasting and replenishment more efficient, faster and less reliant on human intervention?
Flexible and Efficient Fulfilment Solutions: How does Retailer enable flexibility, efficiency and diversity in fulfilment solutions?
Delivery: What innovation and processes can be put in place to make a more effective proposition to Retailer customers in the last mile of delivery?
Transport Control Towers: How can Retailer improve operational efficiency for vendor inbound deliveries that enables real-time visibility alongside being able to model and simulate delivery scenarios?