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Promotion optimization: The complete guide to maximizing results
The essential guide for retail promotion optimization and planning to drive efficiency and boost margins. Read more.
How Can a Retailer Create Meaningful Forecasts for New Products?
How does one create meaningful forecasts for new products when there is no sales history at all?
Does Demand Forecasting for Promotions Have to Be This Difficult?
Demand forecasting for promotions is a major challenge for retailers, not least because of the impact it has on driving sales.
Top Challenges in Demand Forecasting
Forecasting future demand successfully is difficult. Find out from our blog what the big retailers listed as their hardest challenges.
Stock Availability Versus Stock Value – What’s the Trade-off?
One of the most established assumptions in inventory management is that stock holding needs to rise steeply as you increase availability.
JJ Food Service: Agile RELEX implementation
Mushtaque Ahmed, COO at JJ Food Service, discusses his experiences about RELEX implementation process and the first results.
When to Use Manual Forecasting or Forecast Corrections
Manual forecasting generally produces results whose accuracy is, rather questionable. However it can be of benefit in certain situations.
Everything You Wanted to Know About the RELEX Business Rules Engine
In this whitepaper we show how our business rules engine works, and introduce best practices for using it.
Supply Chain Planning Challenge Facing Mid-market Retailers
Supply chain planning is particularly challenging for mid-market retailers encountering all the same complexities as big retailers.
What Is the Biggest Cost in Your Business?
What is the biggest cost in your business? It may seem obvious but this message is as true today as it was all those years ago.
Where Should a Retailer Spend Its Technology Budget?
With spending on IT coming under more pressure, not necessarily because of reduction in budgets but more from the increasing number of projects a CTO is faced with, where should a company focus its...
Managing the Christmas Supply Chain
In this whitepaper we take a look at how to optimize for the holiday season and draw lessons for year-round seasonal management.
The Building Blocks of Successful Forecasting and Replenishment Implementations for Fresh Goods
In this white paper we will take an overview of the building blocks of successful forecasting and replenishment implementations for fresh goods.
How to Organize Your Inventory Management Team for Maximum Impact?
At RELEX we’ve collated information from more than a dozen of our large customers about how they have chosen to organize their replenishment.
Fresh Forecasting & Replenishment: Master Weekday Variations
As sales fluctuate significantly day to day, precision with fresh food is only possible through accurate daily forecasting and daily replenishment.
Building a Supply Plan with the Capacity to Deliver During the Holiday Season
In the food sector the longest holiday forecast period is that for Christmas and New Year, where successive holidays make maintaining supply chain efficiency quite challenging.
Fresh Forecasting & Replenishment: Master Spoilage
Spoilage reduction is the single most effective measure we know of that clients can take to boost their profits.
Supply Chain Integration – Case Food Service Forecasting
Supply chain integration is about knitting together operations of two or more companies via an integrated IT system. Learn how this can be done wisely.
Big Data – Big Talk or Big Results?
Big Data isn’t a magic bullet but there are some impressive gains to be made in traditional operations, such as supply chain management.
Agile Process Development in Software Implementations – Case Vianor
Many large companies have been held back by large scale software projects that have gone wrong. Our agile approach however seems to work for us and our customers.
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP): From Data to Information to Decision-making
In this article, we take a brief look at what sales and operations planning actually means and explain how data systems affect the execution of S&OP processes.
Supply Chain Transformation – Case Motoral
Read our whitepaper about how vehicle spares wholesaler Motoral successfully transformed their purchasing operations with effective change management.
Using POS Data in Your Supply Chain to React Faster to Changes in Demand
Particularetail trade companies, that often control both stores and warehouses themselves, no longer have any excuse for letting POS data gather dust in the stores’ till systems.
The Pitfalls of Automating Replenishment Ordering and How to Avoid Them
Clients thinking of automating their replenishment processes often ask me what potential problems they should be alert to when changing their systems.