Embrace agile retail supply chain to navigate through uncertainty
Be it, an online marketplace or a luxury retailer, the retail industry is as diverse as it is competitive. Naturally, supply chain challenges also vary business to business. This is why we customize logistics & transport solutions to your unique needs.
GEODIS offers access to experts in fashion, footwear & sports, online marketplaces, home furnishing, DIY, specialized retailers, & luxury retail.
Also, count on our innovative solutions to continually optimize your retail supply chain, through better inventory cost control, CO2 emissions optimization & flow visibility.
Lessons to learn from a disruptive retail market
Today's retailers face a dynamic environment featuring digitally disruptive consumers and issues with speed-to-market and peak season supply chain management. We help you beat these challenges & adapt to alternate channels, by activating supply chain agility and flexible decision-making.
"The world we live in today is facing multiple challenges, which ultimately impact global supply chains. A recent example is of the supply chain imbalances during the pandemic. During this period of uncertainty, GEODIS helped customers solve complex global supply chain challenges. And we continue to support our customers to adapt their supply chains to ongoing macro-economic challenges."
Frequently asked questions
Whether your retail activity is linked to B2B (stores), B2C (e-commerce), DTC (direct-to-consumer), or wholesalers, GEODIS will support your supply chain flows with the most appropriate solution. We even support retailers that are working towards omnichannel logistics, and others that strategically decided to keep separate channels.
GEODIS is highly experienced in a wide array of value-added services, across the supply chain, from quality control, fraud management, garments on hangers (GoH), labelling & samples management to branded packaging of high value goods, RFID, repair, cleaning, refurbishing, & reverse logistics. We manage all these operations with extra-care, as they may have a critical impact on the end-consumer.
GEODIS is capable of adapting to all types of businesses, small or large. If you process less than 1,000 orders a day, you might consider our eLogistics operations. But, if you process more orders, consider our Campus solutions. And if you have specific requirements, or if you need automation, ask for our dedicated warehouses.
The moment an order is placed at your online store, the retail logistics workflows kick into action. It involves the running of specific processes such as picking, packing, transportation management, and (sometimes) even order returns.
Unlike logistics in other sectors, retail logistics involves a lot more of return management. Handling the customer returns must be done in the most efficient and affordable way possible.
Retail supply chain frequently involves small parcels that need to be dispatched directly to consumers, which does not allow for bulk shipping. Drop shipping is also a common practice in retail logistics.