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Build Agile Network Design Capabilities for Unified Commerce Success in Retail

Published: 10 August 2018

ID: G00355766

Analyst(s): Thomas O'Connor , Kamala Raman


As retailers shift toward unified, cross-channel fulfillment, they need a more adaptable distribution network. Supply chain leaders should use this research to evaluate their organization’s current maturity level and determine the right approach to redesigning the retail supply chain network.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Design a Proactive Supply Network
  • Identify Appropriate Use Cases and Employ Clear Assumptions Driven by the Business Model
    • Data and Assumptions
  • Retain the Evaluation of Fluid Fulfillment Models as an In-House Capability, Supplementing With External Expertise as Needed

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