Changing Supply Chains for Retailers (The Biggest Challenge is Becoming Omni-channel)

Source: Jun-Sheng Li, Former SVP of Global E-com Supply Chain @ Walmart…

Source: Jun-Sheng Li, Former SVP of Global E-com Supply Chain @ Walmart (https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/27/how-amazon-took-50-of-the-e-commerce-market-and-what-it-means-for-the-rest-of-us/)
Published: February 2019

Changing Supply Chains for Retailers

Circulated: March 25, 2019

Distribution Center:

  • Ship to a few hundred stores in truckloads.

  • No special packaging (cases & pallets).

  • No special shipping labels or invoices required.

Fulfillment Center:

  • Ship to millions of homes in small packages.

  • Specific packaging (products picked and packaged individually).

  • Specific labels (unique shipping labels and gift receipts).