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Retailers are looking at their merchandising strategies to cluster stores more precisely in order to understand demand at a more granular level.
Critical path management is a good example of a discipline that, brought to retail processes, can make the difference between success and failure. Whitepaper written in collaboration with Columbus Consulting (CCI).
As a retailer grows and matures, they will inevitably find themselves, at some point, needing to invest in merchandising systems. But which capabilities to prioritize?
At RELEX we are in a unique position to get the most out of machine learning in forecasting retail demand. And there are three reasons for this.
In this whitepaper we’ll take a look at the different forecasting approaches that can be used to achieve an unprecedented degree of accuracy in diverse situations.
Well-produced planograms increase sales and drive down supply chain costs. In this whitepaper we will make the case for always optimizing your planograms at store level.
Finding the optimum balance between centralized and customer-centric assortment differentiation is a critical task. But how this optimum can be arrived?
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”.
This whitepaper compares the costs of procurement in relation to long and short delivery times, and presents an opportunity.
In this whitepaper we show how our business rules engine works, and introduce best practices for using it.
A typical mid-market retailer must wrestle with all the retail supply chain planning complexities that call for a top-notch solution.
I am always astounded by companies that use a very formal RFP process to select software for their business.
Where should a CTO prioritise his spending? Lets look at the opportunities and risks for the company.
The RFP-process is not well suited for selecting SaaS-solutions for a number of reasons.
In this whitepaper we take a look at how to Christmas and draw lessons for year-round seasonal management.
This article takes a look at the impacts weather can have on demand and how to take different scenarios into account.
In this whitepaper we will review how to incorporate promotion forecasting and replenishment into your supply chain planning processes.
In this whitepaper we will take an overview of the building blocks of successful forecasting and replenishment implementations for fresh goods.
At RELEX we’ve collated information from more than a dozen of our large customers about how they have chosen to organize their replenishment.
As sales fluctuate significantly day to day, precision with fresh food is only possible through accurate daily forecasting and daily replenishment.
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.
Given tight margins spoilage reduction can easily add 25% to typical retail profits on food of roughly 2% of turnover.
Supply chain integration has been talked about for so long, and has had so much promised on its behalf that, frankly, it’s easy to tune out.
According to The McKinsey Global Institute applying big data solutions to supply chain management can add between 5% and 35% to operating margins.
We think companies should be thinking in terms of agile process development – and here’s why.
This article explains how data systems affect the execution of S&OP processes.
Once we accept change and stop trying to avoid it we can think about the more important issue of how to manage it. Read how Motoral successfully transformed its purchasing operations with effective change management.
To borrow a phrase from the famous baseball player Yogi Berra “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”
In challenging times, when opportunities to increase your revenue become harder to find, there are still ways to improve your bottom line.
Clients thinking of automating their replenishment processes often ask me what potential problems they should be alert to when changing their systems.
There are plenty of companies who have managed to turn seasonality into an opportunity.
Many companies switch to automated replenishment to improve shelf availability and inventory turnover, and to make re-ordering more efficient.
In this article we have compiled five essential tips for increasing supply chain reactivity and flexibility.
Less work, better forecasts: More efficient and accurate demand forecasting with quantitative forecasting tools!
Doing demand forecasting with quantitative tools can make your operations more efficient.
In grocery retail, approximately 3.9% of revenue is lost due to stock-outs and it is estimated that the situation is even worse in specialty retail.
This article focuses on stock replenishment from the perspective of department store operations.
Forecasting is not rocket science, and a wide range of effective and easy-to-use tools are available to support it.
In many cases, it’s possible to increase the efficiency of spare parts management quite dramatically.