Supply Chain Expert Pete Palazzolo Lists Four Strategies Retailers Can Take to Improve Their Supply Chain in His First Podcast on What's Next Retail

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On his first podcast and blog on thought leadership site What’s Next Retail, Palazzolo discusses how a more efficient supply chain can drive retailer profitability.

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Improving how to manage the supply chain is sometimes overlooked, because it’s just not as sexy as some other parts of the retail business.

On his first podcast for leading-edge retail thought leadership site What’s Next Retail, Pete Palazzolo, Director of Product Strategy for ICS, developers of the RF-SMART brand of mobile supply chain execution software, discussed how retailers can be more profitable by developing a more efficient supply chain.

“Improving how to manage the supply chain is sometimes overlooked, because it’s just not as sexy as some other parts of the retail business,” Palazzolo said. “But that’s until something goes wrong. And then the supply chain gets undivided attention, and the reason being that without solid supply chain management and execution capabilities, a company is making it really hard for them to compete and deliver on the omni-channel experience.”

In this podcast and blog posting, Palazzolo addresses where can retailers be more efficient with the supply chain and the effect doing so would have on profitability.

“With respect to the supply chain, it all starts with receiving goods quickly and accurately, and putting the product away in the right place the first time. And this is as true in the distribution center as it is in the store,” he said. “So efficiently making sure that you’re receiving goods, you’re putting them away, and that you are ready to sell them is of primary importance.”

Pete Palazzolo is the newest thought leader to contribute to What’s Next Retail. At RF-SMART, he currently leads retail functionality product road mapping and understands what has to happen behind the scenes in order to make good on the multi-channel retail experience.

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