You may have sold out of the latest Apple release, but can you sell yourself to the judges as the winner in waiting of this year’s Retail & E-Tail European Supply Chain Excellence Award?
John Lewis with Knapp walked off with 2014’s award, having convinced the expert-judging panel that automating its two Magna Park sites achieved a customer focussed strategy for fulfilment to stores and directly to customers across a range of 120,000 skus. The judges were impressed by the service levels focused on minutes not days – and the agility achieved with the automation.
The benefits to the business were clearly evident, with year-on-year reductions in inventory, tighter control of stock and a subsequent increase in shop floor selling space. They liked the end-to-end internal collaboration and the way the retailer and automation supplier worked in unison to create a distribution operation that was geared to delivering results.
So now, with nominations open for 2015, do you have what it takes to walk away with a European Supply Chain Excellence Award? This year’s ceremony takes place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 16th November.