Supply chain solutions for DIY & Builders Merchants

The complex business environment of DIY and building supplies calls for a solution that can handle a plethora of categories, seasonality and suppliers. That’s where our systems really shine.

Automatically handle products according to category-specific rules

DIY and builders merchants typically carry a huge assortment of products in a plethora of different categories. To capture the products’ unique characteristics and classify them effectively, RELEX lets you:

  • Quickly and easily define a comprehensive set of business rules that allow managing dissimilar products differently
  • Automating your day-to-day work boosts results and frees up time for developing your business

RELEX handles seasonality

With highly seasonal products it is essential to have the right assortment in place at the right time. In addition, the stock needs to clear by the end of the season. Even perennial sellers can swing from high to low demand across the year.

RELEX enables you to:

  • Improve forecast accuracy for seasonal products with our seasonal models, which are optimized automatically for each product
  • Control allocation accurately and effectively to boost seasonal sales and minimize unwanted end-of-season stock

RELEX optimizes order batches and transportation loads

Dealing with hundreds of suppliers sets its own challenges. Orders have to meet certain conditions in order for you to get the best price. To manage your transport costs, you need to keep your trucks as full as possible. RELEX systems help you keep costs down by optimizing order batches and transportation loads.

Case Onninen

RELEX manages the inventory replenishment of HVAC wholesaler Onninen. Onninen offers a comprehensive materials service to contractors, industries, public organizations, and technical retailers. The family business has been in the industry since 1913, and generated a revenue of 1,5 billion Euros in 2013. Operating in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Russia, and the Baltic countries, Onninen employs a total of 2900 persons.

Results

25 %

Improvement in inventory turnover

6%

Increase in sales

2pp

Improvement in product availability

 

  • Millions of Euros reduction in inventory value
  • Significant reduction in work for purchasers

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Get measurable results in months

We have helped DIY and builders merchants to master the supply chain challenges they face – indeed the more complex the environment, the bigger the impact of RELEX. If you want to improve your company’s profitability in just months, give us a call at +44 (0) 773 843 7850. We’ll be happy to tell you more.




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