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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Waves

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.

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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.

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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...

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Dandelion

With SaaS SCM Solutions Offering Speed, Agility and No Tie-ins It’s Time to Leave the RFP Behind

With SaaS SCM solutions offering speed, agility and no tie-ins it’s time to leave the RFP behind. Read the whitepaper by Mikko Kärkkäinen, CEO of RELEX.

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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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Town in winter

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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Barbeque

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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Fruits

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.

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Warehouse

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.

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Carrots

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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Holiday shopping street

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.

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Bananas

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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Food

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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Beehive

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.

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Tyre tracks on snow

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.

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Spider web

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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Nuts

Supply Chain Transformation – Case Motoral

Read our whitepaper about how vehicle spares wholesaler Motoral successfully transformed their purchasing operations with effective change management.

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Mobile payment

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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Bridge to a jungle

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.

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Season's changing

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.

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A More Efficient Ordering Process Through Better Exception Management

Increasing automation in replenishment generally produces positive results. It doesn’t, however, make your replenishment managers redundant.

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Department store

More Effective Chain Operations Through Department Store Replenishment Automation

This article focuses on stock replenishment from the perspective of department store operations. The opportunities for improved efficiency are often great.

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Spare parts

Making Your Spares Management More Efficient

At the best times managing a spare parts supply chain is a challenge, at worst it can feel like an impossible task.

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