Thursday, January 8, 2015

Inaugural e-commerce Event May be Important for Logistics and Supply Chain Companies

New London Congress Backed by Heavyweight Retailers
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UK – WORLDWIDE – With e-commerce sales in Europe set to rise by 18% to £131.2 billion by the end of 2014 according to some analysts, and increased volumes putting unprecedented demands on the supply chains of e-commerce and omni-channel retailers, comes a new event offering an insight to those concerned with logistics and supply chain.

The rapidly changing delivery expectations of e-commerce customers, driven by trends towards click & collect and next day delivery, mean that operating an effective e-commerce supply chain and fulfilment operation presents a whole new set of challenges. To meet these new expectations, e-commerce retailers need to find new solutions at every stage from demand forecasting, through inventory management, warehousing, technology integration and distribution.

Now industry professionals have the chance to take a look at the problems and possibilities with the launch of the inaugural E-Commerce & Omni-Channel: Supply Chain & Fulfilment 2015 congress, designed specifically for supply chain, logistics and fulfilment professionals. Consisting of 100% retailer case studies, the congress will provide customer demand driven solutions that respond to fulfilment and supply chain challenges specific to e-commerce and omni-channel operations.

The event will be held 28-29 January 2015 at the Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel, in London and the organisers say that attendees will walk away with actionable solutions for meeting customer expectations and growing their customer bases, and the view has some heavyweight support with Colin Turner, Senior Programme Manager - Supply Chain Development at John Lewis Partnership, saying:

"This congress presents a rare opportunity to discuss the very real challenges of omni-channel retailing with peers from across the retail industry.”

Speakers at the congress will explain the cutting-edge solutions they have applied to quantify customer expectation, plan for peak demand periods and optimise their inventory, warehousing, and distribution strategy, to minimise lead times and adapt to changing customer requirements.

The event will feature executives from Tesco Plc, Wickes, Shopdirect.com, Beate Uhse Group, John Lewis Partnership, Spar, Albert Heijn, and many more. For retail e-commerce operators involved with supply chain and fulfilment the new event may prove an unmissable opportunity to ensure industry practices are upheld and developed through the brand new material presented at the congress. For more information visit the website or contact the team at Stephanie.aslan@lbcg.com

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