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."

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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.

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.

5 Retail Trends We Predict for 2021

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

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.