Retail is about people: what we need, what we want, and where and how we live. That’s why significant innovations always have and always will mirror demographic trends, such as rapid urbanization.
Italian pharmaceutical group So.FarmaMorra has selected RELEX Solutions to improve forecasting and replenishment for its 15 distribution centers located throughout Italy.
In this blog, our customer Stockmann’s Head of HR Services and Digitalization and Shift Planners Team Lead discuss the changing dynamics in retail workforce management.
Where there is challenge, there is always opportunity. All grocers with waste reduction goals should take a serious look at the benefits of an integrated supply chain.
In the second part of this blog series, we discuss how retailers can effectively address one of the major change agents in the age of Living Retail: a power shift toward the consumer.
Living Retail is a state of constant flux, and retailers must plan for every possible future they might encounter — not just the static vision of the future they’re predicting today.
Scandinavian interior design retailer aims to boost service and automation levels with RELEX’s demand forecasting, replenishment and inventory solutions.
North America’s leading experiential retailer has selected RELEX’s solutions to drive improvements to both supply chain efficiency and customer experience.
Matas strengthens its retail planning by introducing a forecasting and replenishment solution to increase end-to-end supply chain transparency and improve flexibility.
Australia’s largest specialty baby goods retailer has chosen RELEX to optimise its forecasting and replenishment to drive results and support scalability.
Tools and Workwear supplier Swedol plans to increase operational efficiency by automating and optimizing its supply chain planning.
PetSmart, the leading specialty pet retailer in North America, has chosen RELEX to automate and optimize its demand planning and replenishment processes.
We interviewed a few CIOs to see what they thought were the corner stones of new system implementations and wrote down the recurring themes concerning retail planning.
Suomalainen Kirjakauppa uses RELEX’s Markdown solution to optimize stock levels and largely automate the markdown process.
A global book distributor and wholesaler Ingram has selected RELEX to provide forecasting and replenishment solutions in their distribution centers.
The Vitamin Shoppe, a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products, has partnered with RELEX to ensure its customers can easily find the products they need to live their best lives.
Coop Denmark is implementing RELEX’s On-the-Go store portal, designed to make it easy for store teams and central planners to collaborate directly via a shared platform.
Stochastic planning has been presented as a result for tackling uncertainty in supply chains, and our whitepaper explains what stochastic planning is, and when and how to use it.
Thrive Market, a membership-based e-commerce retailer, has partnered with RELEX Solutions to integrate and improve its supply chain, including demand forecasting, replenishment, allocations and promotion forecasting.
RELEX announced a new partnership with AutoZone, the largest retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States.
Traditional retailers can recapture sales from digital players who have significantly lower service levels by ensuring great availability in stores.
The company shares Technology Project of the Year award with in-flight retailer Tourvest and Supply Chain and Logistics Award with two Nordic retailers.
RELEX’s technology will drive improved efficiency in American Freight’s supply chain processes and support reaching targets around increased store growth and profitability.
RELEX will choose the best master’s thesis with a focus on retail and supply chain planning (forecasting, replenishment, seasons or promotions management, allocations, inventory management, category management or assortment management).
RELEX Solutions Acquires Zenopt to Add Workforce Optimization and Management Solution to Unified Retail Planning Suite
RELEX Solutions has acquired Zenopt, a workforce optimization system, to strengthen its position as a trusted provider of unified retail planning solutions.
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.
Coop Estonia, the country’s largest and oldest retail group, has turned to RELEX to upgrade its supply chain management processes and bring them together within a single, centralized system.
We sat down with IT leaders of three of our customers and asked them about their RELEX implementation projects. What advice would they give to companies starting a similar project?
Leading Swedish department store chain Åhléns will use RELEX Solutions’ pragmatic AI-driven software to take its retail planning to the next level.
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.
Broman Group, a Finnish automotive spare parts and accessories company, has chosen RELEX to improve its supply chain processes.
MediaMarktSaturn, Europe’s largest retailer in electronics, plans to make use of a selection of RELEX’s features across its operations.
Retail is impacted by many factors, such as weather and cannibalization, that can be taken into account with the help of machine learning.
This white paper shows how accurately forecasting for short lifecycle products is possible through intelligent statistical modeling that uses data from previous product introductions.
RELEX has played a key role in supporting the evolution of Arena’s supply chain processes towards a more holistic control of its entire customer-fulfilment chain.
Using AI to optimize main replenishment days enables more efficient goods handling and store operations in retail distribution.
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.
The increasing influence of scientifically-driven planning and operating methods in retail dominated the conversation at RELEX Live in the UK.
RELEX has tapped Frank Lord to serve as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer. Lord will be tasked with overseeing global sales processes and bringing market approaches into alignment in order to drive growth.
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.
K Group, one of the biggest operators in the Finnish grocery trade, has chosen RELEX’s workforce optimization tool to better match staff shifts to workload.
Restel is implementing Zenopt to automate its planning of work shifts and match working hours to customer demand.
RELEX was used to simulate the dynamic safety stock levels and their effects on inventory and service levels in MIT research.
The leading UK convenience store retailer will implement RELEX Solutions’ cloud based supply chain planning solution across its 900 stores and 3 distribution centres.
Starting in 2019, we’ll be expanding our partnership through a new agreement with Ahold Delhaize USA’s services company to provide an innovative, integrated solution for forecasting and replenishment.
His areas of expertise include the design and implementation of change management processes, multi-channel strategy and execution, and the impact of digital transformation on consumer behavior and retail operating models.
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.
The Nordic region’s leading photographic and video equipment retailer aims to improve assortment decisions, availability and customer satisfaction.
Retailers are no longer interested in major system replacements. Instead, there’s a trend toward implementing in parts rather than as a whole.
With strong project and change management qualifications coupled with a passion for retail, Ron possesses a unique skill set that will help further address the needs of RELEX’s growing list of Tier One retailers.
RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, will present at the Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
RELEX Retail and Supply Chain Award 2018 Granted to Research on Secondary Usage of Serialization in the Pharmaceutical Industry
RELEX Solutions’ annual Retail and Supply Chain Award is given to the best European master’s thesis in the field of retail and supply chain planning.
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.
Saint-Gobain is to use RELEX’s forecasting and replenishment technology to boost availability, cut inventory and integrate its supply chain.
FTZ replaces legacy system to get a more efficient supply chain, better process support and, above all, to guarantee high availability throughout the entire organization.
RELEX will use the funding to continue to fuel its successful growth by accelerating product development, hiring more tech talent and investing further into the development of the organization.
Smeding will be working with RELEX to ensure the availability of the freshest possible products, and to enable minimised stockholding, spoilage and other associated ordering costs.
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.
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.
The Green Supply Chain Awards recognize providers of supply chain solutions who assist their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals within their operations and supply chains.