Industries

Retail - Integrated Demand and Replenishment Planning

Industry Challenges

Supply Chain Planning – Demand Forecasting, Multi-Level Replenishment and Allocation

  • Low inventory turns, increasing carrying costs, and excess inventory ties up capital, must be sold at reduce price and margin
  • Must be able to quickly respond to highly variable and dynamic consumer demand (including local demand)
  • Lost revenue and shoppers due to inventory stock outs or out-of-stock (OOS)

Product Sourcing and Buying – Vendor Performance Management, Spend Analytics, Sourcing and Buying, Manufacturing Operations, and Import Management

  • Complex vendor network
  • High inventory and storage costs
  • International sourcing considerations and trade regulations
  • Reducing high cost of goods sold (COGS) without impacting shopper experience

Supply Chain Execution – Supply Chain Performance Management, Inventory Analytics, Inbound / Outbound Transportation, Warehousing & Storage, Export Management, Multi-Channel Order Fulfillment, Inventory Management, and Supply Chain Visibility & Tracking

  • Must manage and coordinate a large number of local, regional and international warehouses and distribution centres across a complex global supply chain
  • Need to make decisions based on current, accurate information driven by "one version of the truth"
  • Cross-channel fulfillment drives pick and ship of singles as well as pallets and cases
  • Increasing distribution costs
  • Mitigating the risk of demand and supply volatility

Solution Benefits

Supply Chain Planning – Demand Forecasting, Multi-Level Replenishment and Allocation

  • Optimize inventory levels for a reduction of working capital
    • Reduction in non-selling or stale merchandise
    • Store / product clustering to drive improved allocation and replenishment
    • Automate ordering to best meet demand and forecast patterns
  • Increased service levels, decreased stock-outs
  • Decrease in inventory carrying costs due to dynamic and frequently updated forecasts
  • Increased margin by allocating based on store / channel demand
  • Enhanced consumer demand performance
    • Localized assortments to drive customer-centricity
    • Reduction in revenue loss due to stock outs due to forecasts incorporating demand history and automatically adjusting for bad data and past promotions

Product Sourcing and Buying – Vendor Performance Management, Spend Analytics, Sourcing and Buying, Manufacturing Operations, and Import Management

  • Reduce lost sales and increase shopper loyalty by sourcing from the most reliable vendors
  • Integrated, accurate, purchase order processing that consistently meetings delivery promise
  • Automatic compliance with customs tariffs and regulations

Supply Chain Execution – Supply Chain Performance Management, Inventory Analytics, Inbound / Outbound Transportation, Warehousing & Storage, Export Management, Multi-Channel Order Fulfillment, Inventory Management, and Supply Chain Visibility & Tracking

  • Cross functional business process integration
    • Improved assortment strategy to reduce incidence of markdowns and write-offs
    • Rationalization of SKUs driven by constant view into perpetual inventory
    • Optimize use of selling space for profitable product mixes
  • Improve in-stock position
  • Operations aligned with strategy
  • End-to-end process transparency and visibility
  • Improved employee flexibility, reduced labor costs
  • Reduce transport and distribution costs
  • Automate logistics operations across warehousing, transport, and fulfilment

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