Resources

At RELEX, we’ve accumulated a great deal of retail expertise from among the ranks of our more than 800 retail planning specialists. Pick our brains by diving into the resources our experts have authored — from blogs and whitepapers to guides, reports, and videos.

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Managing Through Disruptive Times With Data Driven Speed And Adaptability

In this 2021 report, RSR shares how “retail winners”, who performed best in the last year, have addressed critical supply chain management challenges.

Unified Retail Planning – Breaking Out of Retail’s Functional Silos

The biggest opportunity for increased operational efficiency in retail lies in building a unified planning process spanning retail’s core functions.

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Grocery Trends from the COVID Era

The COVID era has seen interesting innovations from companies responding to a rapidly changing business environment. Here are four interesting trends for grocery retailers to follow in the coming years.

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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.

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Differentiating Your Business in the New Retail Supply Chain Battleground

In this webinar, RELEX experts share the data, analysis, and “tough love” recommendations from a survey-based report report we conducted with Retail Systems Research.

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Boost Sales and Profitability through Automated, Store-Specific Planogram Optimization

With automation, central planning teams can create a high volume of accurate planograms that are adapted to store needs. This will decrease out-of-stocks and overstocks, reduce inventory costs, and improve operational efficiency in stores.

How Retail Winners Are Optimizing their Cost to Serve

What were the most significant differences between those retailers who managed to “just survive” 2020 and those who adapted quickly enough to regain solid footing and even capitalize on new opportunities?

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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.

Automated and adaptive supply chain planning: Big Lots’ successful forecasting and replenishment transformation

In this 12-minute video, Johan Hoover from Big Lots, explains how RELEX’s demand and supply planning has enabled them to become more efficient and adaptive in a highly turbulent retail market.

Retail Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE): 4 Foundational Capabilities for Managing Disruptions

An effective S&OE process ensures retailers meet their sales plans without suffering from poor product availability or costly operational firefighting.

Why Reliable Forecast Automation is Key to Omnichannel Grocery Success

Grocery retailers who are implementing an omnichannel strategy should use a transparent supply chain management solution that provides trustworthy, automated forecasts.

After a Year That Changed Everything, What Can Retailers Expect from 2021?

History has shown that with a little patience, retailers that take thoughtful risks can see positive results over the long term.

NRF 2021 Chapter One Recap – After a Turbulent Year, What’s Next for Retail?

NRF Chapter 1 offered lessons learned from 2020 as well as a look to the next 12 months ahead. Here are our highlights from the event!

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Markdown Optimization: An E-Grocer’s Journey

In this webinar, we speak to nemlig.com Supply Analyst about how the company recognized that they needed an improved markdown process, how they implemented it, and what kind of results they’ve achieved.

Unified Space Optimization Drives Tangible Value

Whereas store-specific planogramming can drive remarkable benefits like increased sales and availability and decreased waste, unified space planning builds on those benefits to deliver additional, more tangible value across the business.

Why do so many people working in retail find AI scary?

Incorporating AI into demand forecasting and inventory optimization can improve product availability, reduce waste, smooth the flow of goods and improve operational efficiency in distribution and in stores.

5 Retail Trends We Predict for 2021

Omnichannel efficiency, adaptable supply chains, AI... We predict the retail trends for 2021.

What Will It Take to Get Shoppers Back into Stores in 2021?

Traditional and multichannel retailers can prepare for the next shift in customer behavior by taking advantage of the post-holiday period to begin reestablishing the in-person shopping patterns lost in 2020.

2020: RELEX’s Year in Review

2020 is coming to an end, and our CEO Mikko takes a look back at the year's achievements, from new customers to first-ever Global Retail Summit.

The Need for Speed and Adaptability Calls for a Retail Nervous System

Rapid change has put retail adaptability to the test, from the shift to omnichannel to a technological arms race to external shocks like extreme weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar Recap: Drive Operational Efficiency with Proactive Capacity Management

The ultimate goal for retail supply chain planning is to ensure that the right products arrive in the right amount at the right time in the right place.

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Drive Operational Efficiency with Proactive Capacity Management

In this webinar, our experts make the case for a proactive approach to supply planning and capacity management to optimize the goods flow and take full advantage of workforce and space availability.

Seasonal Merchandise Planning: Optimize Your Retail Space Replenishment

An automated space planning solution can use store-specific layout and display information to maximize margin for seasonal merchandise and drive additional sales through smart display placement.

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Improve Demand Forecasting Accuracy by Factoring in Weather Impacts

Weather-based forecasting is challenging, but those retailers who can accurately forecast when the weather will affect sales can capitalize on increased sales opportunities and prevent excess stock and costly spoilage.