MAGAZINE  №4 (99) August 2020


CATEGORY Information technologies in logistics and SCM Retail companies’ corporate logistics



The article discusses current issues of information system support for the movement of goods subject to mandatory labeling in the supply chains of network retail operators. Special attention is paid to the presentation and support of logistic business processes of working with aggregation of commodity forms in information systems. Attention is drawn to the new requirements for information systems, and the increased complexity in managing the supply chain of the logistics network due to the need of working with labeled goods. Solutions to a number of problems in supply chains, as well as to the interaction between information systems and cloud services to support working with labeled goods, are proposed. The aim of the work is to develop solutions for information systems of business processes support for working with labeled goods in supply chains in network retail companies. According to the author, in the current conditions and in the nearest future, the network trading company successful business becomes impossible without solving the considered problems.


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 Keywords:  supply chain retail chains retail labeled goods information systems cloud services

MAGAZINE  №3 (98) June 2020


CATEGORY  Analysis in logistics and SCM Distribution logistics Retail companies’ corporate logistics Supply chain management



The article analyses the following current trends in the retail development: changing consumer behavioral models, evolution of strategies and policies of chain retail companies in the field of pricing and promotion, conflict-forming factors of interaction with suppliers and category management, the dynamics of basic elements of the goods costs, the role of digital technologies and the impact of COVID 2019 on retail organization. The current problems of logistics and marketing in retail chain companies in their relationship and interdependence were additionally identified and systemized. A list of indicators, methods of calculation and tools for their analysis and interpretation were developed basing on the determined trends and the study of scientific and business literature, reviews and research, classic works in logistics and marketing, the results of the conducted survey of managers in Russian Federal retail chains and FMCG companies. These indicators are recommended for the preparation of management decisions in marketing and logistics planning at cross-functional and cross-organizational levels.


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 Keywords: retail supply chain management FMCG marketing logistics performance indicators decision making planning logistics strategy policy

Published in Distribution logistics

MAGAZINE  №2 (97) April 2020


CATEGORY  Analysis in logistics and SCM Retail companies’ corporate logistics Distribution logistics Analytics and reviews



 Based on the analysis of statistical data, specialized industry sources as well as the opinions of experts in retail business, the article suggests the stages of Russian retail development over the past decade. Defining crisis and decisive points made it possible to bring into the light the boundaries of each stage. Characterizing the features and events of the period under consideration allowed to identify not only its key trends, but also the commonality of the activity directions of industry representatives. Understanding the conditions and trends in the country's retail industry allows us to determine the main measures for logistics and supply chain management transformation implemented by retail companies in Russia. Hence, the strategies used can be determined and defined, and the directions of further retailing development predicted.

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 Keywords:  retail  retail development  development strategies  trends  trends in retail  logistics in retail  multichannels  insourcing  retail format

Published in Distribution logistics

MAGAZINE №1(84) February 2018


CATEGORY  Corporate logistics e-business Warehouse Logistics Logistic service providers  Outsourcing Retail companies’ corporate logistics


The internet retail development entails changes in supply chain structure, as well as the need for a complex logistics service for online retailers. The logistics providers can cope with these challenges and changes. The author justifies the expediency of this cooperation. The justification is based on several points: availability of a logistics provider infrastructure, additional services for internet retailers in the interaction with 3PL-provider, transaction costs reduction for internet retailers, scale economies in logistics service for online retailers, the current situation in the market of logistic services etc.

Based on the analysis of references the author notes that insufficient attention is paid to the logistics service development for internet retailers. As a result, the author has developed a procedure of the logistics service system development for internet retailers and the requirements for its implementation by a service provider. The special attention in this procedure in addition to the process requirements and logistics infrastructure formation is paid to the development of 3PL-provider services standard.

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MAGAZINE №3(86) June 2018


CATEGORY   Information technologies in logistics and SCM  Retail companies’ corporate logistics


The article examines topical issues of information and analytical solutions for assessing the management affect on the functioning of retail network operators supply chains in order to increase the profitability of the business. For this purpose, special attention is paid to the use of visual analytics information systems, Visual Data Discovery (VDD).

 It is crucial to note the importance of creating a harmonious man-machine complex, providing a synergetic effect in improving the efficiency of supply chain management of the logistics network.

 Solutions are suggested for   a number of analytical tasks to identify trends in the functioning of supply chains, as well as the assessment of control effects on the logistics network using matrix methods of analysis is proposed.

The purpose of the work is developing solutions for the creation of human-machine complexes of information and analytical decision support in the supply chain management of retail network companies.

According to the author, in modern conditions, it is extremely difficult to achieve high-quality supply chain management, and as a result, it is difficult to create competitive advantages of a company without information and analytical support for the management of logistics processes in a network trading company.

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MAGAZINE №6 (83) December 2017



KARAPETYAN R.A. - Graduate student, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)

CATEGORY  Analytics and reviews Information technologies in logistics and SCM  Retail companies’ corporate logistics


The article is devoted to the current issues of information and analytical support processes of network retail supply chain management. Particular attention is paid to information-analytical support of the retail network supply chain processes.

The paper is analyzing the characteristics of the supply chain network of retail trade companies and approaches of analytical decision support in the management of logistics processes in retail network.

Solutions to a number of analytical problems of the supply chain with information-analytical BI-systems are suggested.

The aim of the article is to create an information model to strengthen the analytical support of decision-making in network retail supply chain management.

In the author’s opinion, it is extremely difficult to achieve high-quality supply chain management in network trade companies in present-day conditions, and consequently, to get competitive advantages of the company without information-analytical support of management processes.

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MAGAZINE №1 (78) February 2017


CATEGORY  Retail companies’ corporate logistics Distribution logistics


The article deals with different approaches to the design of the distribution network, developed by a number of Russian and foreign researchers, and the applicability of these approaches to problems of network optimization in retail companies. The relevance of the article creates by the role that logistics plays for businesses in Retail, and the possible effect on the value of logistics costs and service levels that can be achieved with the use of modeling tools and logistics networks optimization. In the first part of the article, the problem statement and the relevance are described in detail. In the second part, the author presents a comparison of the five most wellknown and commonly used approaches to the distribution network design, using a specific set of comparison criteria. In the conclusion, the author analyzes the specifics of the selected approaches and how it can be improved in order to adapt the algorithms to network design problem in Retail. As such, the following areas of improvement are mentioned:

1. Consideration of strategic factors specific to the retail industry, which affect the design of distribution network.

2. Segmentation of the distribution network into regions, product categories, formats of trade and / or distribution channels;

3. The combination in a single algorithm of common sequence of actions for network design with mathematical optimization techniques


MAGAZINE №6 (77) December 2016



POLITOVA T.Y. - Reverse Logistics Manager, Tehnosila (Moscow, Russia)

CATEGORY  Analysis in logistics and SCM Retail companies’ corporate logistics Logistics service management


Despite the technologies development  focused on material flow management improvement in retail, the problem of poor on-shelf availability (OSA) is still the main challenge for both producers and retailers. The difficulty to increase the availability of goods is associated with a lack of clear understanding of its low value causes. On the one hand, current out-of-stock causes’ groupings reveal a different degree of problem elaboration in the literature. On the other hand, they help to clarify a general viewpoint on the problem in the academic sphere and to explore the factors influencing OSA.

OSA may differ significantly for different categories of goods, variously affecting retailer performance. Management of goods with limited shelf life, i.e. “Fresh”, is the most problematic from material flow management standpoint. Poor OSA causes for fresh food are grouped in the article. The classification takes into account the characteristics of goods with limited shelf life and the specifics of a retailer that use automatic replenishment stores’ system. This classification aims to be the first step in the “Fresh” on-shelf availability management. 


MAGAZINE №5 (76) October 2016


CATEGORY  Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and SCM Retail companies’ corporate logistics Inventory management Supply chain planning


The analysis of logistic processes optimization possibilities in the retail network on the Russian market. Direction of inventory
management in the supply chain of X5 Retail Group was selected for optimization. In research it is show the rationale for the choice of IT-solutions to the S&OP methodology implementation. Three standard modules on the basis of JDA's technology (JDA Demand, JDA Promotions Management & Optimization, JDA Fulfillment) were used for configuration of the simulation model. In research results of a simulation model are presented, which prove achievable goals to reduce inventory level in the supply chain and reduce index out-of-stock.


Published in Supply chain planning

MAGAZINE №3 (68) June  2015




 Finished Product Distribution Specialist

PepsiCo (Moscow, Russia)

CATEGORY Corporate logistics retailers Corporate logistics e-business Reviews and Analytics 



The article is dedicated to the analysis of the logistics challenges that appear in course of omni-channel retailing. The authors review evolution of the retail technologies over the recent decades resulting in the omni-channel development. Typical problems of the omni-channel retail logistics come under close scrutiny. Based on the analysis of their causes, the authors suggest a set of measures aimed at the retail logistics improvement in case customers are proposed wide range of options for products ordering and delivery.



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