The 1980s witnessed the first step - change in managing the logistics function when stock centralization, contracting out and investment in technologies made a massive impact. The 1990s have experienced further changes that have been mainly concerned with incremental improvements and relationship changes. Academic researchers and industry specialists share their research into retail logistics providing a state-of-the-art report on the key issues. Logistics and Retail Management: Insights into Current Practice and Trends from Leading Experts covers changes in retail distribution and the recent transformation of retail logistics features company profiles of Safeway and Tesco, two of the most respected grocery logistics operations in the UK. It also discusses the internationalization of retailing and its impact on logistics strategy and proves that logistics excellence provides a fundamental competitive advantage.
1 The Retail Logistics Transformation, 2 Relationships in the Supply Chain 3 The Internationalisation of the Retail Supply Chain, 4 Taking Coalstone Newcastle: The Movement of Clothing to Hong Kong and the Far East 5 Fashion Logistics 6 Rethinking Efficient Replenishment in the Grocery Sector or 7 Effective implementation of Co-Managed Inventory (CMI) 8 Logistics in Tesco, Past Present and Future 9 Responding to Challenges: The case of Safeway 10 The Development of Retail Support Services