Retail margins are under increasing threat from soaring freight rates, poor carrier reliability and fluctuating demand. In response, Zencargo, the digital freight forwarder has announced a new online forum to analyse end-to-end retail profitability.
Scheduled for 14.00 BST (15.00 CET) on 12th August 2021, Guarding Profitability Through Disruption: The Retailer’s Guide is being delivered in collaboration with Louisa Hosegood, of global supply chain consultancy Bis Henderson, who formerly held senior logistic roles within Marks and Spencer and John Lewis.
The 45-minute online event comes in response to the unprecedented disruption in ocean and air freight that threatens the profitability, and even the survival, of many businesses. The event’s moderator, Zencargo co-founder and CCO Richard Fattal, explains: “The rules have completely changed, and every business needs to be keeping an eye on their bottom line profitability. It’s not just about logistics teams any more – finance, sales and data teams need to be working together to create joined up decision making that works for the whole business.
“The changes in logistics, commercial environment and social habits formed in the last 18 months will have long-lasting consequences. Consumers will be voting with their wallets based on new values, higher expectations and evolving ways of living and working. The businesses that can adapt to these changes are the ones that will be able to maintain and grow profits.”
The topics under discussion include:
- Analysing and comparing the commercial environment of 2021 with recent years
- Managing customer expectations through uncertainty
- Calculating landed costs of goods in a volatile environment
- Updating planning and execution strategies to maximise flexibility and profit
To read more about the webinar and to register, click here and save your place.