Auburn University’s Center for Supply Chain Innovation, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and
DC Velocity are pleased to present you with the 2018 State of the Retail Supply Chain Report. This eighth annual installment of our study covers highly relevant topics that impact success or failure in the hyper-speed omnichannel retail environment.
This year’s study tackles significant challenges in the retail supply chain arena:
- Change agents of disruptive technology
- Growing imperative for efficient urban fulfillment
- Evolving roles of logistics service providers
- Ever-present need for sustainability
As always, the report addresses supply chain strategy, spending, and emerging issues – including the growing concerns about a trade war between the U.S. and China. In sum, the report provides considerable insight about retailers’ efforts to create dynamic supply chains for any economic conditions.
“The evolution of online shopping has made customers realize that they don’t have to get in their cars and drive to the store anymore. That has changed retail forever.”
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