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.
The Complete Guide to Machine Learning in Retail Demand Forecasting
Retailers generate enormous amounts of data, meaning that machine learning technology quickly proves its value.
Booths: Increasing availability whilst cutting spoilage
Andrew Rafferty, IT & Ecommerce Director at UK's leading regional supermarket Booths, explains how the RELEX solution has helped them achieve great results.
State of the Retail Supply Chain 2016
A survey conducted by Martec International highlights the key challenges retailers across North America and Europe face today.
Why invest in supply chain planning software?
Many companies are afraid of investing in supply chain planning software because IT investments are notorious for exceeding both the timeline and budget set for the project.
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.
What will supply chain management look like in 5 to 10 years?
We took the opportunity to ask our customers and industry experts what they envisioned supply chain management to look like in the future.
How we did it – 10 years of supply chain excellence
So! With our tenth anniversary celebrations having come and gone it feels like a good moment to look back over the journey so far.
Smart Ordering – Going Beyond Smart Inventory Management
Optimizing your replenishment isn’t just about keeping the right items in stock. It’s also about perfecting your buying.
Germany Vs. the UK – Which Has the Best Retail Supply Chains?
If there’s one nation in Europe with whom the British are given to comparing themselves it’s the Germans.
How to Master Fresh Foods Supply Chain Capacity Planning
Once you understand how much will be sold on each day, the next step is to guarantee that the demand can be fulfilled, and in case of any problems, what actions are needed to ensure...
How to Balance Global and Local Sourcing for Maximum Profit
What's the optimal balance between short- and long-distance procurement? Find out how to compare and combine the two worlds.
Forecasting for Different Online Delivery Methods
The more delivery options you offer the more complex the supply chain becomes, and that complexity also has implications for the planning side of things.
How to Balance Stock Between Online and Stores
With the rise of e-commerce many traditional retailers have established an online channel to complement their core businesses.
Forecasting Product Returns
As almost every etailer and retailer with an online operations knows all too well, product returns are a costly headache that simply have to be taken care of.
How to Use Richer Data for Better Supply Chain Planning in Online Retail
Bringing product view or customer behaviour data from website into your supply chain planning and analytics tool can be very useful.
Assortment Planning for Online Retail
Traditional inventory management limits as to what you can sell, and what you can’t, no longer apply in e-commerce.
Supply Chain Planning in Online Retail
I’m often asked how online retail affects supply chain planning. Although the basic rules are the same, there are indeed a number of differences.
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.
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.