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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Are retailers prepared to respond to increasing supply chain complexity?  

By investing in updated technology, retailers can ensure accurate inventory management across all channels and avoid unexpected out-of-stocks.

Best Practices for Long Lead Time Inventory Management

Products with long lead times present a pain point for retailers and can complicate their ability to keep inventory optimized. Here are three steps that can help retailers to better manage long-lead inventory.

Cracking the Omnichannel Code: How to Unlock Online Retail Profitability

As we look back at 2020, the rapid evolution of omnichannel is at the top of everyone’s mind. Here we discuss how retailers can optimize their supply chain for online and offline success.

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Retail Forward: Turning “Adapting to Cope” into “Adapting to Win”

2020 required retailers to prioritize demand over profitability. To successfully move forward, retailers need to find a way back to efficiency and turn “coping” into “winning."

RELEX’s Focus on Sustainability: Cutting Food Waste and Carbon Footprints

At RELEX, we're committed to reducing our own carbon footprint while supporting our customers with their sustainability efforts.

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Specialty Liquor Retail: Managing the Beers, Wines, and Spirits (BWS) Category

The BWS category poses several challenges for retailers, including promotional planning, capacity management, and omnichannel replenishment, leading to poor results if not planned for carefully.

DIY Forecasting: How HELLWEG Conquered Inventory Optimization

In this webinar, we discuss what DIY supply chain challenges HELLWEG has faced and how they have managed to optimize stock levels while reducing inventory and freeing up capital.

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Improving Slow Mover Management with Aggregate Forecasting

Retailers need to take advantage of aggregate forecasting methods to predict and meet the demand of slow movers more accurately.

Living RELEX Values: The Customer Is a Friend

At RELEX, we strive to establish strong and personal relationships with each of our customers as we help them achieve success into the future.

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.

Conquering Microspace Optimization Through Data and AI

In this webinar, our experts discuss automated space planning and present opportunities to utilize AI-driven data across supply chain and space management.

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?

Thrive Market’s Supply Chain Transformation in a Time of Rapid Change and Growth

In this webinar, we discuss how thoughtful supply chain planning updates have allowed Thrive Market to successfully manage their rapidly changing requirements and navigate the challenges brought by COVID-19.

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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!