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Accelerating the digitalisation of supply chains: managing brand risk, enhancing the consumer experience, and removing defects

Accelerating the digitalisation of supply chains: managing brand risk, enhancing the consumer experience, and removing defects

For many years, adding coding and marking technology to your manufacturing line was perceived simply as a compliance obligation.

Now, with the advent of more complex requirements for supply chain trackability, coupled with increasing consumer demands for personalisation, provenance checks, and anti-counterfeit protection, that ‘simple’ coding and marking technology can be a big stepping stone towards both a fully-connected supply chain and an enhanced, interactive consumer experience.

Back to business: how can luxury retailer bounce back?

Back to business: how can luxury retailer bounce back?

According to recent figures, high street footfall remains subdued in England, with those shoppers who are making it out, more likely to now shop with a purpose. This means that all retailers, especially non-essential retailers like the luxury sector, need to make every effort to be as ‘easy to do business with’ as possible. Craig Summers, UK Managing Director, Manhattan Associates, explores how this can be achieved.

3D printing poses a ‘grave and growing threat’ to people’s privacy, experts warn

3D printing poses a ‘grave and growing threat’ to people’s privacy, experts warn

3D printing technology poses a ‘grave and growing threat’ to individual privacy because of the potential for products to reveal private information about individuals, experts have warned. People could use cameras, laptops or mobile phones to track and trace the origins of 3D printed objects and how they have been used if they have watermarks.

Uncertain times call for certainty in your supply chain

Uncertain times call for certainty in your supply chain

In today’s uncertain environment, there are more factors than ever before that organisations need to consider when managing risk in their supply chains. Whether it’s mitigating the impact of COVID-19, the long-term effects of Brexit or the effects of global tariff changes, organisations need to have contingency plans in place.

Managing your business and Supply Chain COVID-19 responsibilities

Managing your business and Supply Chain COVID-19 responsibilities

When the easing of lockdown measures began in mid-May, many businesses began a journey to assess the Coronavirus risks that applied to their workplaces. To make sure their working environments were COVID Secure, they went on to develop additional physical and procedural measures.

Creating a smart warehouse with enhanced internet connectivity

Creating a smart warehouse with enhanced internet connectivity

The European logistics industry is slowly returning to normal after months of supply chains being disrupted and overstretched with reduced workforces and higher demands, following the effects of the pandemic. With new hygiene and protocol measures in place within warehouses to increase employee safety; which in turn, might slow down procedures, now is the most critical time for companies to optimise their operations using data and technology.

94% of UK shoppers will walk from brands if they don’t agree with their response to COVID-19, Braze survey reveals

94% of UK shoppers will walk from brands if they don’t agree with their response to COVID-19, Braze survey reveals

Almost all (94%) UK shoppers warn they’d switch from a brand or company if they didn’t agree with their response to employees or customers during the pandemic, new research from customer engagement platform Braze reveals.

New survey reveals impact of COVID on supply chains

New survey reveals impact of COVID on supply chains

The non-profit Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM) has released its third survey on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting supply chains around the world.

Short-term anxiety around shopping in store continues to ease, EY’s latest Future Consumer Index reveals

Short-term anxiety around shopping in store continues to ease, EY’s latest Future Consumer Index reveals

UK consumers have grown more comfortable with returning to the shops, according to the latest EY Future Consumer Index, which finds comfort levels with traditional shopping behaviours – such as going to a shopping mall and trying on clothes or going to the grocery store – have all more than doubled since May.

UK logistics sector deal activity falls by 50% in second quarter of 2020, despite notable transactions

UK logistics sector deal activity falls by 50% in second quarter of 2020, despite notable transactions

Further consolidation in the logistics market is expected, despite a significant fall in UK deal activity – the lowest level since Q1 2018.

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