Retailers with Global Supply Chains Focus on Reducing Risk in 2010, New Study Finds

Washington, DC — October 22, 2009 — Retailers with global supply chains, hamstrung by unexpected supply chain shocks during most of this decade, are looking to reduce their exposure to risk by taking more control over supply chain activities in the coming year, according to the latest report from analyst firm Retail Systems Research (RSR).

In its report, "Retail Supply Chain Visibility 2009: The Drive for Strategic Transparency," developed in partnership with the Retail Industry Leaders Association, RSR also finds that better performing retailers are focusing their efforts on a few strategic partnerships, rather than trying to tackle activities at all trading partners at once. These findings are based on a survey of 74 retailers and manufacturers in the summer of 2009.