The changing world of the retail supply chain will be discussed in depth at the Retail Week Supply Chain Summit later this week.

As supply chain excellence increasingly provides a competitive advantage in the multichannel environment, subjects such as managing online returns, fulfilment models and collaboration with suppliers will all be covered by speakers from retailers including Asda, John Lewis and Shop Direct.

And following the horsemeat scandal and the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, Cass Business School professor of operations and supply chain management Mohan Sodhi will provide insights on managing supply chain risk. Ethical Trading Initiative director Peter McAllister will also speak.

Attracting talented people and building the most effective supply chain teams will be discussed by Cranfield University’s Centre For Logisitics and Supply Chain Management visiting professor in international supply chain managment Alan Waller and Morrisons non-food supply director Graeme Douglas,