Retailers Need Strong Supply Chains


Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics have reported that UK retail sales volumes fell by 0.8% in February compared with the previous month. Highlighting that although things have been improving for retail with sales volumes over the past three months being 1.7% higher than the same period a year earlier retail is still have a tough time.

The internet is now being recognised as an area of potential growth with 10.7% of all sales now being made online and this has prompted many retailers to look towards innovation and new technologies in an attempt to improve online sales.

While there is no doubt many benefits to investing in online retailing including mobile sites, apps and the like investment in these areas should never be made at the expenses of a strong robust supply chain.

If your supply chain infrastructure and logistics processes are not up to scratch then ultimately customers will be disappointed seeing you as unable to deliver all flash and no substance.

Supply Chain management is an on-going process and only by conducting a proper independent review of your supply chain can you identify problematic areas and seek out the best solutions for your organisation.

Expert Supply Chain Consultants Total Logistics can assist you in this process covering areas including strategic definition, distribution and warehouse design, logistic operations and full Implementation of any recommendations.

Established in 1989 Total Logistics has developed a hugely experienced team, (330+ years in total!), all with hands-on experience of managing supply chain operations. Our clients have experienced typical savings range between 10% - 20% with 100% of our clients happy to recommend us them to colleagues (based on results of more than 80 customer benchmarking exercises carried out over the last 3 years).

For more information call Total Logistics on +44 (0)118 977 3027 or visit

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