Tactical discussion on distribution-center redesign for omnichannel fulfilment and complete inventory visibility with John Munnelly, Head of Operations at John Lewis ($13+ billion British department store chain), responsible for JL’s state-of-the-art 2mn sqft automated distribution center, fulfilling to both stores and customers.
As the hi-tech industry is faced with increasingly complex global markets, increased customer pressures, evolving demand for real-time shipment visibility, reduced cycle times and inventory levels coupled with major economic fluctuations, hi-tech supply chain executives are looking for solutions that can help meet these challenges.
Each year, UPS talks to some of the hi-tech industry’s most influential supply chain decision-makers to find out what’s on the horizon. They discuss opportunities and challenges ahead and discover new behaviours, refined strategies, and ideas ripe for adoption.
Retail is undergoing the biggest transformation since the eCommerce boom, and unsurprisingly the future of the industry isn’t either in online or offline, but in the seemliness combination of channels.