Fernie, John, Leigh Sparks and Alan C. McKinnon
Retail logistics in the UK: past, present and future
International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 38 (11/12): 914-894, (2010).
Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the logistical transformation of British retailing over the last three decades and discusses the likely challenges that logistics managers will face in the future. It shows how large British retailers seized control of the supply chain and have used logistics as a competitive differentiator. Examples are drawn from the grocery and fashion clothing sectors. Future challenges will include configuring logistical systems to multi-channel retailing, reducing the carbon intensity of retail supply chains and exploiting major advances in ICT.Show all publications