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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Making the Most of Markdowns

Markdowns cost retailers billions, yet they are essential in the world of retail. To make most of it, retailers need to maximize margin and avoid excess stock.

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CIOs’ Learnings from Implementing Retail Planning Software

We sat down with three CIOs and asked them about their RELEX implementation projects. What advice would they give to companies starting a similar project?

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Frictionless Retail and the New Grocery Supply Chain

Running a grocery business has changed fundamentally: The days of working on intuition have passed, and the days of data analytics and frictionless retail are here.

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Machine Learning in the Context of Retail Demand Forecasting

Retail is impacted by many factors, such as weather and cannibalization, that can be taken into account with the help of machine learning.

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Mastering Demand Forecasting of Short Lifecycle Products

This white paper shows how accurately forecasting for short lifecycle products is possible through intelligent statistical modeling that uses data from previous product introductions.

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Artificial Intelligence Drives More Efficient Goods Handling in Retail

Using AI to optimize main replenishment days enables more efficient goods handling and store operations in retail distribution.

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Pragmatic AI for Better Retail Decisions

With AI hype going on, many forget that AI doesn't matter, but the results do. We now use pragmatic AI when describing how we use data for better decisions.

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Decision Science and Pragmatic AI in Retail

Most retailers are rich in data, but access to data does not automatically enable retailers to make better decisions faster. This is where decision science steps in.

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MIT Research: The Effects of Dynamic Safety Stocks on Inventory and Service Levels

RELEX was used to simulate the dynamic safety stock levels and their effects on inventory and service levels in MIT research.

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Overcome Challenges in Managing Product Assortment in Drug Stores

Years ago, a store may have stocked between 7,000 and 8,000 over-the-counter SKUs. Today, retailers have to account for and optimize anywhere between 15,000 and 20,000 SKUs.

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Future-Proof Your Technology Strategy

Retailers are no longer interested in major system replacements. Instead, there's a trend toward implementing in parts rather than as a whole.

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It’s Time to Rethink Availability vs. Waste in Your Grocery Supply Chain

Many assume that a focus on quality leads to a higher level of waste. It doesn't. In fact, waste and quality problems often share the same root cause.

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Grocery Retail Trends 2019

In grocery retail, the reality is that the change and the challenges aren’t going to stop anytime soon. If anything, the competition will just get tougher.

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Technology Innovation the Central Topic at NRF’s Retail’s Big Show 2019

The NRF Retail’s Big Show in New York is among the most important retail industry events of the year. Among the trendier topics this year was the rise of AI.

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Webinar: Growing and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in Grocery Retail

Listen to industry experts discussing recent survey results and sharing thoughts on what grocers can do to thrive in today’s dynamic market.

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It’s in Grocers’ Best Interest to Address Food Waste Now

Does corporate responsibility end with the spreadsheet, or do grocers have a second set of responsibilities – to the customers and the earth providing the goods?

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Winning the Food Fight: Best Practices for Managing Grocery Retail Supply Chains

This best practice guide highlights the key approaches for increasing responsiveness and efficiency in grocery retail supply chains.

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State of the Retail Supply Chain 2018

Our annual ‘State of the Retail Supply Chain’ report identifies several areas where we believe retailers could improve their operational efficiencies based on deficiencies they have highlighted.

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Are You Wasting Time and Money on a Poorly Integrated Supply Chain?

16 % of large US grocery retailers still base their distribution center forecasts on historical data on outbound deliveries from these distribution centers. This is akin to driving a car while looking into the rearview...

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Seasonal Inventory Management – Planning for Halloween

Halloween has become a major opportunity for retailers to grow their business. In the US alone, the total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $9 billion this year.

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How to Choose a Supply Chain Planning System

Choosing a supply chain planning system isn’t easy. That's why we've listed some things to consider if you’re going to transform your supply chain planning.

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Why Category Management Should Always Start with Behavioral Clustering

This whitepaper explores different clustering approaches, the benefits of using behavioral clustering and tailoring assortment and space with customer demand.

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Key Themes in Grocery Retail – a Recap of RELEX’s Second Grocery Forum

Earlier in September, representatives from 15 of the biggest grocery retailers across Europe, gathered at RELEX's Grocery Forum to discuss the future of unified retail planning.

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Pushing the Boundaries of Data Processing Requires Specialization

Great data processing delivers great business value. Still, RELEX is one of few solution providers that has developed own database and database engine.

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