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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Booths video

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.

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.

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

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 in retail supply chains

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.

Fresh food

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...

Trucks on a road

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.

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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.

ecomm blog series

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.

Supply Chain Planning in Online Retail

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.

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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.

Supply chain planning in online retail part 2

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 part 1

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.

Waterfall

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.