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Retail Hot Topic: Supply Chain Automation

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  • 17 Pages
  • November 2019
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4987428
Retail Hot Topic: Supply Chain Automation


The future of retail supply chain automation appears to be bright. Retailers’ emphasis on balanced cost/service strategies, together with the proliferation of e-commerce growth, increasing number of delivery channels, and changing supplier bases, are the major factors boosting retail supply chain automation

  • Smart robots to perform multiple tasks
  • Digital shelves and IoT help customers, alert employees, reduce out-of-stock scenarios, and monitor the temperature of food and drinks
  • RFID adds a layer of security, transparency, and traceability
  • Automated carts improve instore operational efficiency
  • Picking and packing technologies in warehouse and inventory management
  • Data science in key areas of the supply chain
  • Bluetooth beacons assist in asset tracking and inventory control

Reasons to buy
  • This report provides an overview of the retail supply chain automation and the technologies used by the retailers in supply chain automation

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Technologies used in retail supply chain automation
  • Robots
  • Electronic displays and IoT sensors
  • RFIDs
  • Automated carts
  • Picking and packing technologies
  • Data science
  • Bluetooth beacons
  • Drones and unmanned vehicles
  • Outlook

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Amazon
  • Kroger
  • 7fresh
  • Hannaford
  • LG Electronics
  • Walmart
  • JD.com