Unified supply chain planning
for grocery and foodservice wholesalers
With RELEX, grocery and foodservice wholesalers can maximize service levels and lower costs with intelligent, automated inventory planning. Our adaptive supply chain planning solution allows you to tackle both current and future challenges, support your workforce, and protect your bottom line.
Impressive results from our customers
from customers like you
Supply Chain Transformation Journey: The Henderson Group
Paul McAlinden and Leanne Hamilton from the Henderson Group discuss their supply chain journey with RELEX. The conversation highlights how processes across the supply chain have been streamlined and optimized using automated demand forecasting.
Customer Voice: Weathering the Pandemic and Reducing Food Waste
In this Customer Voice blog, Antti Kurhela, Supply Chain Manager at Wihuri, talks about how this foodservice operator was able to rapidly adjust to changing conditions while still reducing food waste in 2020.
Improve service levels and reduce food waste
Food wholesalers need to strike a balance between reducing food waste, improving product freshness, and securing inventory availability so they can provide the highest level of service to their customers.
Multiple accounts and channels
An accurate demand forecast is the foundation for all supply chain planning. Wholesale forecasting requires the management of multiple customer types and sales channels, including direct-to-consumer and HoReCa (hotels, restaurants, and cafés).
For food logistics, the main challenge is ensuring there is enough stock to meet demand, especially during promotions and seasons, while avoiding avoid excess stock. However, unanticipated supply disruptions and changes make it increasingly difficult to maintain service levels.
Perishable stock that doesn’t reach consumers quickly leads to poor quality or even waste. This directly impacts customer satisfaction and profitability. Ordering the right quantity at the right time is critical to avoid hurting margins.
Workforce shortages combined with high labor costs and increased turnover have caused major challenges over the past few years. Wholesalers need to determine how to best utilize available labor, match labor needs to supply chain planning, and drive efficiencies through techniques like automation.
Optimize supply chain processes
RELEX improves the accuracy of both short- and long-term supply chain planning while minimizing food waste, ensuring freshness, and improving service levels.
Get accurate, timely visibility into demand across different accounts, groups, and sales channels to plan better and respond faster to demand fluctuations.
Automate ordering and take advantage of optimal purchase prices to ensure you can fulfill customer orders in the most profitable manner without risking service levels.
Optimize inventory management for fresh goods, improving profitability and reducing waste from spoilage.
Improve staffing capacity by automating routines. Plan your workload in advance and optimize your flow of goods to best fit workforce availability and skills as well as automation capacity.
Resources you might be interested in
RELEX’s Focus on Sustainability: Cutting Food Waste and Carbon Footprints
At RELEX, we are committed to reducing our own carbon footprint while supporting our customers with their sustainability efforts.
Supply Chain Transformation: The Complete Guide
Supply Chain Transformation: The Complete Guide leads you through the process of choosing and implementing the right supply chain planning system.
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