Retail and supply chains have been facing shifting landscapes with continuous uncertainty for years. Changes in consumer behaviours and expectations hit the high street hard, followed by the globalisation of markets and the uncapped growth of digital technology. The retail sector has since been driven into prolonged, rapid change.
Add to this the impact of the UK now formally leaving the European Union and new mandatory COVID-19 checks at borders to further disrupt supply chains reliant on international distribution networks. Additional red tape, inevitable delays and added tariffs all impact the supply chain sector.
Despite a fiercely competitive market, opportunity exists for those who can innovate and adapt. But how do you meet growing demands and balance cost pressures whilst delivering greater value with more certainty of outcomes?