As commerce has become more global and diverse, so has the retail supply chain and its role in organizations. Competition has forced diverse sourcing strategies that include the interconnectivity of organizations around the world – all that are susceptible to many global influences. As a result, the supply chain has become more critical and much more complex.
To put some perspective on the key areas within the retail supply chain today, Symphony RetailAI interviewed supply chain leaders including: Tom Rose – Head of International Operations at Spar International; Lora Cecere – Founder, Supply Chain Insights; Jason Burnett – VP Inventory Management, SpartanNash and Ed Wong, SVP Supply Chain & CIO, Smart & Final. We also got a perspective on key supply chain trends from one of our own executives.
This article shares some practical perspectives and kernels of wisdom from each executive and is based on interviews in the lead up to the Xcelerate Retail Forum 2017. Find out about Xcelerate 2019.