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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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.

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Leroy Merlin Italy: Supply Chain Digitalization: The Importance of End-to-End Visibility and Capacity Planning

Home improvement retailer shares how they’ve leveraged advanced planning software into improved visibility that’s driving performance improvements throughout their supply chain.

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Musti Group: Successful Long-Term Business Development: Key Learnings from a Multinational Growth Company

The leading pet care company in the Nordics discusses the benefits and key learnings in process development, advanced supply chain management, and markdown optimization.

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Morrisons: Managing the Grocery Retail Supply Chain

Learn how one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains is improving capacity awareness and automatically resolving real-life constraints in their retail supply chain.

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The Vitamin Shoppe: Optimizing Omni-Channel Inventory

Leading nutritional products retailer in the U.S., The Vitamin Shoppe is driving improvements to omni-channel fulfillment through a sharp focus on supply chain visibility.

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99 Cents Only Stores: A Fresh Perspective on the Supply Chain

Find out how the American price-point retailer is using AI-driven automation to drive availability, reduce spoilage, and maintain a competitive edge in a notoriously low-margin environment.

Hurricane Management: Best Practices for DIY Retailers After Unpredictable Events

It is nearly impossible to fully automate processes for exceptional demand periods like those caused by hurricanes. Instead, planners must take a hands-on, localized approach to hurricane management.

The “New Normal” Requires Sharper Attention to Supply Chain Analytics

Pharmacy retailers can take advantage of a unified tech solution to ensure they can meet the rapidly changing demand during the coronavirus crisis.

Study Examines How Grocery Supply Chains Survived the First Wave of COVID-19

A study finds two goals for companies to survive COVID-19: maintaining high availability, and preventing a bullwhip effect where an initial demand spike triggers too much ordering and production.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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.

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.

Strategies to Meet Coronavirus Demand Increases Despite Inventory Scarcity

Retailers must maintain transparent, proactive relationships with their suppliers if they hope to maintain availability during coronavirus demand increases.

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Effectively Managing Demand Increases from the Coronavirus

No system, no matter how advanced, can accurately automate calculations when there’s no historical precedent on which to model forecasting.