End-to-End Visibility: Retail Aspirations are High, is the Supply Chain Foundation Enough?
Retailers' top three challenges are: supply chain visibility, speed to market, and supply chain agility/flexibility. Indeed, many in the industry have prioritized business initiatives around these themes in order to compete in today's consumer-centric, always-on world. But pressures loom. These include demand for speed, broad product portfolios, uncertain macro-economics, and savvy consumers. And then there's the tight-rope of balancing cost, quality, and risk. Great aspirations. Are retailers up to the task?