The Absolut Company: Balancing Service and Inventory Creates a Delicious Mix


A key factor was Optilon’s ability to integrate best-of-breed solutions for production planning, demand forecasting, inventory optimization, and replenishment into a seamless process. Blog Demand Planning Inventory Optimization Supply Chain Planning Featured

Supply Chain Innovation: Plan or Perish in the “Cold Chain”


Supply chain planners need to optimize inventory to maximize residual life while meeting service level targets. But loading up on short shelf life products begets obsolete inventory as products hit their expiry dates. This requires good demand planning and inventory optimization.

Runsvengruppen Integrates Inventory Planning Between Central Warehouse and Stores with RELEX Solutions

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Runsvengruppen, which operates ÖoB, one of Sweden’s leading discount chains, has chosen RELEX’s supply chain solutions to integrate planning and inventory control between its central warehouse and stores. The chain needed a flexible, easy-to-use inventory management system to collect and analyze all data in one place, in order to more effectively control the entire product flow. Read PDF.

Checklist for working capital management

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Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Sweden. Visuals cash checklist earn x turn finance inventory inventory days raw material risk Slimstock suppliers working capital10 questions to assess working capital management.

Picadeli to offer the freshest ingredients using RELEX’s inventory management system

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Picadeli , which has over 1,500 salad bars in Sweden, Finland and Denmark, has chosen RELEX’s supply chain management system to handle its inventory management and replenishment. Because the concept’s success rests on offering customers the freshest ingredients and a versatile range, Picadeli searched for a replenishment and inventory management solution that minimizes waste while making sure that the right products are always available in each salad bar. Read PDF.

Supply Chain Planning with Microsoft Dynamics AX


For more on this topic, see When SMBs Hit the Inventory Planning Complexity Wall ). Struggling to identifying the right mix of inventory to serve multiple channels (e.g., Difficulty in reliably making informed tradeoffs that balance service levels and inventory.

An Example of Outstanding Change Management


At a recent supply chain conference she described an implementation of ToolsGroup software from the perspective of their end user, the people in the pharmacies that managed their inventory locally. The rollout was a success: inventory value was soon reduced by 12.5%

RELEX Retail & Supply Chain Award 2018: Best Master’s Thesis, Europe

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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). cik and Santiago Gomez, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. RELEX is looking for the best Retail and Supply Chain Master’s Thesis submitted in a European university during the year 2018.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains


Tire giant Pirelli has attached sensors to its inventory that allow it to see where its tires are located and get an accurate idea of how many and what kinds of new units need to be produced.

Swedish Cosmetics Retailer KICKS Reviews IT Portfolio and Chooses RELEX for Supply Chain Management

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Aims to boost availability, cut inventory, and improve strategic planning with RELEX Solutions. RELEX will provide a solution tailored to the needs of the retailer’s online channel and 250 stores across Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Read PDF.

RELEX Retail & Supply Chain Award 2016: Best Master’s Thesis, Europe

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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 or assortment management). Catarina Svensson and Anna Johansson, Linköping University, Sweden. Richard Lämsä and Sebastian Mattson, Lund University, Sweden. RELEX is looking for the best Retail and Supply Chain Master’s Thesis submitted in a European university during the year 2016.

A big “tack” (thank you!) from the Stockholm World Tour


Sweden has always encouraged innovation. Participants benefited from his tips on how to achieve visibility of the entire supply chain, inventory optimization, and lowered production costs.

Arvid Nilsson Puts its Customers at the Heart of its Supply Chain Planning

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Arvid Nilsson, based in Sweden, is one of the oldest and most recognized suppliers of fastener solutions in Scandinavia. Using RELEX the company aims to cut its stock levels while improving its inventory turnover and streamlining both its purchasing and replenishment operations.

Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment

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Musti Group Nordic is the leading pet supplies and accessories retailer in the Nordics, with 121 Musti & Mirri stores in Finland, 127 Arken Zoo and Djurmagazinet pet stores in Sweden, and also 18 Musti stores in Norway.

Toy Retailer TOP-TOY Picks RELEX to Boost Availability and Automation

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TOP-TOY, the leading retailer for toys and other children’s products in the Nordic region, is improving its supply chain visibility to keep closer tabs on its inventory while driving up availability. Read PDF.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

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Sweden. Such a system enables those companies to fulfil orders flexibly by dispatching the goods from various inventory points (e.g. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Smartbox Group implements RELEX’s supply chain optimization solution to maximize sales and increase operational efficiency internationally

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RELEX Solutions to help Smartbox Group transform its supply chain management, with POS demand planning, replenishment, promotions, and inventory optimization. Read PDF.

Case Akademibokhandeln: Centralizing Processes for Better Christmas Management

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Akademibokhandeln is the leading bookseller in Sweden with 107 stores across the country and one online store. Leading bookstore chain in Sweden. Products with low sales are automatically phased out of the assortment focusing inventory and sales on the top sellers.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry. Sweden. Companies must invest in and balance their inventories more wisely to ensure optimal on-shelf availability in all commercial outlets.

Complex costs of transportation

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To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. A TMS with inventory allocation enables shippers to monitor shipments down to the package level. Sweden.

Fast-Growing Swedish Flower Company Aims to Cut Waste and Automate its Supply Chain with RELEX Solutions

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Another priority is to reduce waste and improve inventory turnover, a huge challenge for businesses working with short shelf life items. Read PDF.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

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Inventory stock turns in Days. Inventory management. Inventory levels. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right.

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Construction Sector Giant Saint-Gobain Partners With RELEX in Nordic and Baltic Regions

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Saint-Gobain , the Paris Headquartered, construction sector manufacturer and retailer, is to use RELEX’s forecasting and replenishment technology to boost availability, cut inventory and integrate its supply chain across its DCs and stores throughout its Nordic and Baltic operations. Read PDF.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

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Sweden. Finally, the system should enable intelligent inventory location management to ensure optimal on-shelf availability for the end customers. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

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Sweden. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

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Sweden. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

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Swedish Homeware Chain Cervera Chooses RELEX’s Power & Flexibility to Meet Growth

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Cervera , which has more than 70 stores and 600 employees across Sweden, needed a new solution to improve inventory turnover, availability and unite planning for its entire organization in one system. Read PDF.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. Our salute to the best advancements in supply chain technology, processes and labor management from 2017.

Key Themes in Grocery Retail – A recap of RELEX’s second Grocery Forum

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Earlier in September, RELEX organized its annual Grocery Forum in Stockholm, Sweden. Traditionally, the supply chain has been focused to the logistics department with KPI’s and improvement measures specifically targeted to availability, wastage and inventory value.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: AMR's Top 25 Highs and Lows

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This article in MarineLog reported that "Toyota had to rent a boat in Sweden to store 2,500 extra cars from inventory.". Sir, I request you to please add following things to my knowledge a) Are their any other field or job profile or departments into SCM apart from Forecasting, Retail Logistics, Shipping Logistics, Warehousing management, Inventory management and Purchase or procurement in which I can specialize? Who said supply chains are boring?

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Case Granngården

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Granngården is a nationwide retail chain in Sweden in the pets and gardening sector. Granngården’s previous inventory management system needed too much manual intervention and couldn’t help meet its development goals. More efficient and proactive inventory and handling management, and better use of freight-free limits. Case Granngården: Balancing stock between online and stores through virtual ring-fencing. Insights » Case Studies. Introduction.

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Agile retailing: new ways to manage uncertainty, disruption and innovation

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CCI is renowned for its expertise in retail business processes and systems delivering practical solutions to optimize sales, margin and inventory across all channels of operation. Then Zara in Spain and H&M in Sweden rose to near-global prominence by perfecting the concept.

RELEX Enters The New Year on the Momentum of a Successful 2017

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After a Christmas season in which discounting failed to protect many well-known North American and European retail chains from online competition and falling sales, RELEX says the competitive advantage generated by great service levels, optimized inventory and reduced waste, will be 2018’s key battlefield. Dollarstore – Sweden’s fastest growing discount chain. RELEX predicts that in 2018 the quality of retail planning will separate the winners from the losers.

RELEX’s Rapid Expansion Continues to France, Italy and Spain

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RELEX’s French office opens in May in the northern industrial hub of Lille and brings the number of countries with a RELEX office to nine along with the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark and its Helsinki, Finland headquarters. Under the command of David Ritel , Country Manager, France, RELEX opens up Europe’s third largest economy as a market for its demand forecasting and inventory optimization solutions. Read PDF.

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Case Apoteksgruppen: Managing the Complexity of a Pharmacy Business

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Apoteksgruppen has been using RELEX’s solution since 2014 to make its replenishment and inventory management more efficient. Apoteksgruppen is one of the largest pharmacy chains in Sweden. Previously, Apoteksgruppen had no inventory management system.