Survey: Retailers face challenges keeping up with demand
A new survey indicates retailers’ supply chain issues include aligning demand management activities with the growing popularity of e-commerce.
According to enVista’s 2020 Supply Chain Survey, as retailers evolve their supply chain to meet short- and long-term requirements, the top three challenges they are encountering are the need to balance increased e-commerce demand with store demand (34%), demand planning and forecasting (33%), and improving efficiencies (30%).
enVista also surveyed retailers to determine their top supply chain challenges in specific topic areas. Results included:
• Expanding existing capacity is the top warehouse priority (39%).
• Increasing speed of delivery is the leading transportation priority (41%).
• Increasing sustainability is the primary inventory priority (36%).
• Implementing automation is the principal store priority (32%).
The enVista 2020 Supply Chain Survey was sponsored by Korber.