The Future Retail Center, located in Regensdorf, Switzerland, and managed by our team in Zurich, is a joint effort between Global Research and Business Incubation and industrial and academic partner organizations to foster research and development in retail, trade, and logistics.
One major goal of the Future Retail Center is to improve the customer experience while optimizing in-store processes with intelligent deployment of IT and SAP systems. RFID, sensor-based systems, and other information and communications technologies enable the complete visibility and traceability of handling units along the supply chain. These systems and technologies can be used to automate and optimize end-to-end processes – generating a tremendous benefit for businesses and customers. As a result, visualization of in-store stock and automatic replenishment processes may be realized in the near future.
The Future Retail Center is divided into three scenarios with unique goals:
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