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RetailTech: Supply Chain Software—Shaking Off the Chains of the Past

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Supply chain software was already becoming an essential tool to manage complex, data-fueled retail prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, but the pandemic has further underscored the need for retailers to have flexible, adaptable supply chains. In this report, we explore the modern supply chain and the software providers that are helping retailers ensure supply chain flexibility and resilience.

We discuss the following key topics:

  • The unidirectional supply chain of the past
  • Product and information flow in a modern, technology-empowered supply chain
  • Supporting supply chain technologies—including artificial intelligence, blockchain and cloud computing
  • Supply chain software functionality across the three areas of planning, logistics and operations
  • Industry themes and expected growth of the global supply chain software market

We profile the leading global companies that provide software tools for supply chain management, across three categories:

  • Global software and ERP vendors—including IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP
  • Independent ERP and supply chain software vendors—including Blue Yonder, Infor and SPS Commerce
  • Innovators—including, Project Verte and Supply Vision

This report is part of Coresight Research’s RetailTech series, in which we discuss leading retail technology companies and the products they offer. Click here to read the previous report in this series, which explores the sources of retail loss and the technologies that can be used to help retailers identify and prevent loss.

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