In this blog, I mostly discuss about retailing in a marketing and/or customer relationship management prospective. But there is one key element that actually can influence most of your retail business: Supply chain and logistics. Delivering the right product at the right time at the fewest cost possible is an art company like Walmart for the brick & mortar world and Amazon on the web are thriving on.
Leclerc has recently set some new warehouses models with automatic delivery preparations.
Those kind of projects have different goals:
- Lower the cost of the warehouse handling, whil securing fast preparation
- Be more up to date to manage large product ranges at a lower cost
- Be ready for the battle with the Ecommerce, that have already top of the line supply chain and warehouses.
I believe that warehouse automation, and the efficient way of managing such projects will be key to the future success of retailers.