Welcome to our dedicated sector report on the retail industry. Supply chain management is a critical part of working in retail, not least of all because of retailers' reliance on suppliers. The success of any retailer is heavily dependant on having a transparent view of the quality and creditworthiness of their supply chain. This sector report has been created to provide a snapshot of how to effectively manage a supply chain. In addition, it looks into how to avoid the potential costs of supply chain risk.