Discover the UPSIDE of retail logistics
With our flexible supply chain solutions
What’s the UPSIDE?
The retail industry is highly susceptible to disruptions. To keep up with a fluctuating retail landscape, you need a flexible supply chain solution. A retail supply chain solution that not just adapts to the hyper dynamic industry, but also helps you take advantage of it. At Maersk, we believe this small change in perception can open up a big world of new opportunities. Such as optimising stocks, minimising costs and improving customer experience. We’re calling this paradigm shift the UPSIDE of integrated logistics.
What does the future hold for the Retail industry?
Sustainability starts with efficiency
While sustainability continues to be a primary area of concern for every industry, the discussions around this topic for the retail vertical are rather different. One of the primary reasons behind this is that sustainability is viewed as something that can incur additional expenses.
However, the fact is that retailers can easily achieve sustainability by merely building more efficient processes within their supply chains. This can include optimising packaging, choosing better delivery routes, digitising paperwork, cutting down on food loss, and more.
These simple fixes in supply chains can not only help retailers become more efficient but can also enable them with sustainability in the long run.
Watch this interview with Johanna Hainz, Global Head of Retail, to understand this in detail.
Retail logistics solutions
The retail world is changing as you read this. A conscious consumer, omnichannel sales and digitisation are shaping the industry and driving complexity into retail supply chains. As a retailer, this makes it vital for you to relook at the way you do business. Every single day.
With Maersk’s retail solutions, that’s exactly what we’ll enable you to do. Our flexible suite of innovative and integrated supply chain solutions is designed to help your business adapt quickly to rapidly changing retail trends. So that it’s business as usual for you, no matter what the next challenge will be.
React quickly to demand fluctuations by slowing down or speeding up the flow of goods, strike a balance between long sourcing cycles and short sales cycles, and synchronize your upstream & downstream operations. Our retail logistics solutions are here to make your supply chain more resilient and help you manage changes in the retail landscape including the continuing trend towards omnichannel solutions.
Reimagine retail logistics
Access any corner of the world by using our worldwide logistics network. Improve the resiliency of your retail supply chain and experience a high level of flexibility through integrated logistics solutions. Whether we like it or not, retailers live in a world of uncertainties and preparation is key. The integration of ocean and logistics services provides a unique advantage that allows us the flexibility to tailor solutions to your needs in form of both single products or product bundles including ocean, rail, truck or airfreight services.
Reimagine resilience with Warehousing & Distribution solutions
The warehousing & distribution component of landside supply chains is increasingly the best control valve for the flow of goods to regional distribution centres, stores and consumers as businesses seek to improve their competitiveness, inventory management and consumer experience.
Reimagine simplicity with integrated Inland Transportation solutions
Your cargo’s journey neither begins nor ends at the port. That’s why, we have our end-to-end shipping solutions to ensure your supply chain performs like clockwork. Transport kitchen appliances, fashion apparel, or furniture from manufactory to your store door or final distribution centre with one point of contact.
Reimagine visibility with Supply Chain Management solutions
Gain superior visibility of your products’ journey on purchase order or SKU level and unleash your full business potential. Integrate data, processes, and businesses to orchestrate your upstream and downstream operations with greater simplicity. Thereby gaining control to make agile decisions on the move to maximise efficiency and minimise overheads, even if your cargo is already in transit.
Reimagine compliance with Maersk Customs Services
Timely approvals, compliance certificates and ever-changing regulations make customs clearances a challenging business requirement. Make your supply chain unstoppable by combining leading digital solutions and trade consulting.
Your way to supply chain resilience
Retail is at a stage where it needs to constantly evolve and innovate to achieve the end goal of having a happy consumer-base – and this involves being as a partner who caters to all demands and provides flexibility.
Retail is no longer just about accessibility, but about frictionless shopping experience, both online and offline.
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The changing shape of E-commerce Logistics
With millions of consumers switching online amidst stay-at-home measures and the forced closure of non-essential stores, retailers have had to pivot their logistics to meet the extraordinary rise in e-commerce demand. However, the impact of COVID-19 has made e-commerce logistics more complex than ever before with even the most established online retailers being pushed to the limit.
In this report that you can get access to below, we examine COVID-19’s impact on e-commerce logistics and interview Martin Holme, Maersk Global Head of Supply Chain Management and E-commerce Logistics and Christoph Stork, Maersk Global Managing Director of E-commerce Logistics to explore what it means for supply chains now, and in the future.
Together, we can build a more reliable retail supply chain
Tap into our retail expertise and let us work together to improve the resiliency of your supply chain. Experience a high level of flexibility through our unique combination of ocean and logistics services and shape your supply chain the way you want it – to deliver.
Here’s how Maersk’s retail logistics solutions will help you to deliver the right product to the right location at the right time.