Working in the Retail Supply Chain

Sep 07, 2016

While it may seem like magic when products show up at the stores, there is a lot more to it than that. Drivers, warehouse workers, receiving at the stores—there are a lot of steps that need to be done in a timely and efficient manner in order for a retail supply chain to work. Learn all about it with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

What is a Retail Supply Chain?

A retail supply chain gets merchandise from the vendors to the warehouses to the brick-and-mortar stores. While the process sounds simple, there’s so much more that goes into it. With supply chain jobs, you have to be able to move product to efficiently satisfy store inventory needs, customer needs and sales goals. This requires careful logistics planning—drivers need to get inventory where it needs to go, receiving at the store has to be staffed to unload new merchandise, warehouses have to pick the right products…the list goes on.

Retail supply chains aren’t only about getting merchandise from point A to point B. It’s also about cutting expenses for the company, quality control and the impact the supply chain plays on other facets of the company. For example, many e-commerce departments fulfill their online orders at the store instead of a warehouse. This helps move store inventory and boost store sales while cutting costs for the warehouse. Buyers, managers and supply chain employees all have to take this into account.

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Supply chain management jobs provide great opportunities to be a part of a retail company without having to work in the brick-and-mortar store.If you’re interested in retail supply chain jobs with Blain’s Farm & Fleet, visit our current job openings. You can also join our Talent Network to be notified of future job opportunities.

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