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Retail logistics in the age of Cloud

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Disruptive startups and digital giants combine to make retail a volatile, highly-competitive market space for traditional companies. However, leveraging the transformative power of the cloud can help retailers digitize their supply chain to not just survive, but thrive.

Retail in the age of disruption: How the cloud helps companies thrive

In this episode, David Linthicum and Deloitte’s Bill Kammerer discuss how supply chain and retail operations have been changed by disruption over the past decade, and how smart retailers are turning to the cloud for solutions to their logistics problems. They tackle key logistics issues and look at how companies are leveraging the cloud to help create digital supply networks that enable them to compete in an increasingly disruptive market where anyone can set up a digital store and thrive, and old-guard retailers must learn to play by new rules.

How do you put something in do real time decision making on the spot? The only way you can do that is having some really sophisticated cloud-based capability that's leveraging all of these new cognitive tools.

William Kammerer is the Retail and Consumer Products Supply Chain leader in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Strategy & Operations practice. His 30 years of experience spans working in supply chain organizations and leading complex consulting programs. Bill brings a unique mix of industry, consulting, and technology experience with a broad range of clients across the retail, consumer products, and life sciences industries.

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