RELEX Launches Supply Chain eBook aimed at eTailers.

RELEX, provider of the world’s most powerful supply chain systems, has distilled its experience gained from working with online retailers from the Nordics to South Africa into a new e-publication.

Supply Chain Planning in Online Retail covers five essential topics with a specific focus on answers to challenges common amongst e-commerce businesses. These are:

  • Optimising Your Assortment Planning
  • Leveraging Data in Your Supply Chain
  • Forecasting Product Returns
  • Balancing Stock Between Online and Stores
  • Forecasting for Different Delivery Methods

E-commerce is a fast-moving, fluid and data-rich sector where easy price comparison makes for fierce competition. In this environment close control of the supply chain and the ability to forecast the impact of seasons, promotions, weather and other factors on demand is critical.

“Good planning and forecasting is far easier than many people think,” says Tommi Ylinen, RELEX’s VP of Product, “and it can have a huge impact on the bottom line.”

“In online retail pricing and availability are even more critical than in the high street. Stock-outs and over-stocks can easily eat into profits but, as we show in this eBook, there are tried and tested ways to minimise both.”

Supply Chain Planning in Online Retail can be downloaded here.