Retail Stockouts & Bottlenecks: Managing Supply Chain Delays, Product Availability and Delivery Issues

30th March 2022, 13:00 – 14:30 CET

Global Supply Chain disruptions spell bad news for retailers around the world. While the demand for products is surging since the lockdowns have lifted, there is a shortage of supplies. As a result of the mass shortage of goods and materials, retailers are faced with empty shelves and consumers have to pay higher prices for the same products. Bottlenecks have been building up along the supply chain, and even though many retailers are trying to offset supply chain woes, issues with of high prices and low supplies remains.

In this episode, we will analyze the state of the retail supply chain and how current constraints will affect retailers in the long run. Our headliners will share strategic insights on how retailers can bounce back from pandemic aftermath and how to tackle supply stockouts and bottlenecks.

Hosted by:

Martijn Lofvers
CEO & Chief Trendwatcher, Supply Chain Media B.V, Netherlands

Damodar Hegde
Director Supply Chain Learning, Coca Cola Europacific Partners, Germany

Antti Lähde
Supply Chain Director, Kesko Group, Finland

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EXPERT INSIGHT
Demystifying Disruption: Forecasting Complexity to Secure the Future Retail Supply Chain
Martijn Lofvers, CEO & Chief Trendwatcher, Supply Chain Media B.V, Netherlands

The situation in retail supply chains is not showing any signs of slowing down and retailers are rerouting shipments as well as expanding storage to stay ahead of product shortages. The need for a transformation across retailers' supply chains has accelerated over the last year and resilience is a top priority. With the challenges of material scarcity, increasing freight prices, and difficulties with demand forecasting, we all need clarity on how the supply chain crisis will affect us in the long run.

In this session you will hear from an industry expert outlining the retail supply chain crisis, focusing on what is causing supply issues for retailers, and forecasting what the future holds. Martijn will zoom in on Operational Excellence, Product Leadership and Customer Intimacy.
EXPERT INSIGHT
DYNAMIC DIALOGUE
Empty Retail Shelves: Setting Strategies to Conquer Long Lead Times and Break Bottlenecks
Antti Lähde, Supply Chain Director, Kesko, Finland
Damodar Hegde, Director Supply Chain Learning, Coca Cola Europacific Partners, Germany


As retailers face vast delays and inconsistent inventory, empty shelves are becoming an increasingly frequent concern. While issues within the retail supply chain are nothing new, they are becoming more noticeable, post-pandemic, with spiking consumer demands. The main challenge with this is the lead time - how sizeable of a wait can be expected before replenishing inventory?

In this dynamic dialogue, our two expert voices will share strategic insights on the major product shortage and longer lead times. What strategic adjustments can retailers make to navigate the disrupted supply chains as prepare to get ahead of the curve?
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Exclusive Live Access with Damodar Hegde & Antti Lähde
Antti Lähde, Supply Chain Director, Kesko, Finland
Damodar Hegde, Director Supply Chain Learning, Coca Cola Europacific Partners, Germany


During this exclusive Q&A, you will get the opportunity to tune in live as Damodar Hegde and Antti Lähde address any and all questions or doubts you might have regarding the future of the retail supply chain. Damodar and Antti will answer as many questions as time allows.
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