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By Marina Perino
on 07 Oct 2016 12:08 PM
  • E-commerce
  • eLogistics
From December of 2015 through June of 2016, Generix Group Italy, the Italian subsidiary of Generix Group, organized a series of roundtables held in northern Italy. These workshops brought together top executives from leading brands in the country to discuss the latest trends and most pressing topics in supply chain management today.
Below is a short recap of the third part in this roundtable series, which was held on June 9, 2016.

Continuing the promise

This session was a continuation of the previous session’s theme, “Logistical promises in e-commerce,” and was held in Milan, the industrial capital of Italy. Once again, the moderator was Riccardo Mangiaracina, Professor at Milan Polytechnic’s School of Management and Director of the e-commerce B2C Research Program. 11 participants brought the occasion to life, including C-level representatives of Banzai, Monclick, Triboo Digitale, Dalani Home&Living, LuisaViaRoma, Auchan Retail Italia, Il Gigante, XPO Logistics, Geodis Logistics, and Thun Logistics. 
The fact that there were returning guests from the first and second round tables was a real indication to organizers that they had made the right choice to not only launch but continue the series in multiple parts. “Although participants of our March roundtable greatly appreciated the tour of Amazon’s distribution center, several expressed regrets about the tour having cut short their time to discuss the workshop’s important themes,” explained co-organizer and Generix Group marketing communications consultant, Marina Perino. “We felt we had to give them the chance to come back and try to go deeper into the theme’s exploration.”

Lack of visibility and sharing between supply chain partners

In this session, the discussion concentrated on two of the most important factors impacting warehouse logistics and distribution: 
If any sort of conclusion was reached, it was that there is still much, much to do in the realm of e-commerce in terms of improving logistics as a key factor for strengthening customer loyalty. Although talk is cheap, as they say, healthy dialogue and exchange between leading players may be the first steps in bringing about the changes needed to help further develop the sector.
In light of this, Generix Group Italy will continue its efforts to foster the open collaboration and development of supply chain management practices in the region. Stay tuned for part four.