Virtually taking over

October 2009
Logistics Manager;Oct2009, p29
Trade Publication
The article discusses the growth of online retail and its implications for supply chain management. The growth is attributed to the speed and convenience of shopping online. Retailers are able to get feedback from customers through the media sites they create. Third-party logistics (3PL) providers like Unipart face the challenge of identifying ways of dealing with redundant stock.


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