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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Fresh Forecasting & Replenishment: Running an Efficient Omnichannel Grocery Retail Operation

Moving to omni-channel grocery retail adds new aspects to demand forecasting that need to be considered, e.g. how to forecast per sales and fulfillment channel, how to react to out-of-stocks, and how to optimize operations.

Measuring Forecast Accuracy: The Complete Guide

This complete guide explains the facets of forecasting and why forecast accuracy is a good servant but a poor master.

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More Accurate Promotion Forecasting with Causal Modeling

Moving from a traditional category-based model to using causal methods increases promotion forecasting accuracy and supports promotion planning.

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RELEX’s Forecasting Approaches

RELEX combines time-series, regression and machine learning forecasts to achieve great levels of accuracy in diverse situations.

Forecasting and Replenishment

Why Do Forecasting and Replenishment Have to Be Such a Pain?

Over the years almost every single retail initiative has had forecasting and replenishment at its core.

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Better Promotion Management in 4 Steps

Ask managers what causes them the most problems in the consumer product supply chain – and the most common answer you’ll get is “promotion management”.

Predict the Unpredictable in Supply Chain Management

People are fickle, not wholly rational and make different decisions at different times. However, people are predictable in most of their buying decisions.

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.

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.

Demand Forecasting and Planning in Retail

Does your company do ‘demand forecasting’ or ‘demand planning’? Both are needed in supply chain management, but what are their differences?

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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.

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How to Factor in Weather Impacts in Demand Forecasting

How supply chain planners respond to weather changes can either have a transformative effect on the month’s bottom line or throw money down the drain.

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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.

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Fresh Forecasting & Replenishment: Master Spoilage

Spoilage reduction is the single most effective measure we know of that clients can take to boost their profits.

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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.

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Sales and Operations Planning: From Data to Information, from 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.

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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.

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More Efficient Seasonal Inventory Management

Seasonal inventory management is not easy. However, there are many companies who have managed to turn it from a problem into an opportunity.