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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Introducing RELEX Labs

Welcome to RELEX Labs, our research engine at the core of our company working closely with our customers to develop the future of retail optimization.

Machine Learning in Retail Demand Forecasting

In this webinar, our our data scientists and retail planning experts explain what machine learning is, what kind of challenges it solves, and why so many retailers today are transitioning toward machine learning-based demand forecasting.

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Is the Future of Retailing Going Dark?

Dark stores are a cost-effective way to shorten delivery times on online orders and give retailers the ability to make more strategic inventory choices by location.

Today’s Workforce Optimization Software: Matching Tasks, Talent, and Timing

Today’s store managers face the challenge of creating shift schedules that satisfy 3 things at the same time: matching shifts to forecast workload, complying with all rules and restrictions, and aligning shifts with employee requirements.

How to Benefit from AI in Retail Optimization

Accurate, AI-driven forecasts can be leveraged to drive exponential benefits throughout retail operations, for example through workforce, replenishment or markdown optimization.

Webinar Recap – Managing the Shift to Ecommerce

In our June webinar, our retail advisors discussed what retailers can do now to manage the growing ecommerce side of their business and how to prepare for the future.

Markdown Optimization: How Retailers Can Clear Stock While Maximizing Margin

This whitepaper lists the benefits of automated markdown optimization, as well as introduces a five-step guide for a well-planned markdown process.

Managing the Shift to Ecommerce

Our retail planning experts share insights and best practices on how to successfully manage the accelerated growth of online sales and set up adaptive ecommerce planning processes.

Webinar Recap – Make Better Use of Your Inventory and Maximize Your Sales

Now that the new phase of COVID-19 is starting with stores reopening and customer demand sifting retailers need to start thinking their markdown strategies.

Make Better Use of Your Inventory and Maximize Your Sales

Our markdown solution experts share insights on how to leverage markdown optimization to eliminate manual processes and significantly improve markdown performance.

Aligning the Management of Fresh and Ambient Products

This post provides ways to manage fresh and ambient inventory that can cut costs, streamline supply chain management, and improve both efficiency and capacity.

The Complete Guide to Machine Learning in Retail Demand Forecasting

Retailers generate enormous amounts of data, meaning that machine learning technology quickly proves its value.

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Webinar Recap – The Retail Impact: Lessons Learned from the Global Health Crisis

The dramatic change in customer behavior was driven not by government restrictions but by media reports and the public’s overall perception of the pandemic.

The Retail Impact: Lessons Learned from the Global Health Crisis

In this Industry Talk Webinar, our CEO Mikko Kärkkäinen shares market learnings on what we’ve observed and strategies on how to use that insight to better prepare for the future.

The Long-Term Strategy: Transforming Operations for Sustained Online Growth

During the coronavirus crisis many businesses saw an increase in online ordering. This trend won't go away once the crisis has passed - people are discovering the convenience of online ordering.

Are You Ready for a Return to In-Store Shopping?

While retailers may have temporarily shifted to focus on managing online sales, it’s time to get ready for the fresh opportunities that returning foot traffic will bring.

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Why Markdown Optimization Is Essential to Store Reopening Strategies

If your brick-and-mortar stores are currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions, markdown should be an integral part of your strategy to return to profitability.

Store Closures and Demand Decreases: Learning from the Past to Plan for the Future

Learnings from the past crises are applied to help retailers facing store closures and demand decreases plan for the future after the pandemic.

The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning, Q1 2020

In Forrester's 20-criteria evaluation of retail planning providers, they identified the 12 most significant ones and researched, analyzed, and scored them - among these RELEX Solutions.

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Six Improvement Areas Before the Next Supply Chain Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has made clear that retailers, almost without exception, must make supply chain improvement an urgent priority going forward.

The New Normal in Ecommerce after COVID-19

Long-term implications of COVID-19 in ecommerce: Increased online sales, new partnerships and improved online fulfilment capabilities.

How RELEX Has Helped Italian Customers Weather the Coronavirus Crisis

Our Italian country director shares his insights on how Italian customers faced the Coronavirus crisis and how RELEX helped them along the way.

The Short-Term Strategy: Managing an Increase in Your Online Orders

While a sudden growth in online sales presents an opportunity to recoup lost in-store sales, it also poses a significant operational and logistical challenge.

Strategies to Address Demand Variation between Essential and Nonessential Goods

RELEX’s best practices for managing demand for essential and nonessential items within a single environment during these unusual demand patterns.