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Retail grocery

The Age of “never normal” is driving the Digital Transformation of grocery supply chains.

Common grocery
challenges by role

  • “Changing consumer preferences with the move towards fresh, natural/organic/healthy, convenience foods and locally sourced items impacting sales plan.”
  • “We are seeing a shift in channel preferences with the need to support various store formats and omnichannel options.”
  • “Constant introduction of new items to address changing consumer tastes stresses shelf space and supply chain.”
  • “We have massive volumes of customer, supplier, product, and market data available but not being used effectively to gain insights, drive decisions and business results.”
  • “Balancing trade offs: Replenish stores to minimize food waste, ensure freshness, and at the same time lower out of stocks.”
  • “Creating granular yet accurate store level forecasts by day of week.”
  • “A lack of collaboration between various links in the supply chain, causing poor decisions leading to over/under stocks.”
  • “Efficiently flowing products to stores taking into account DC/store labor, storage capacity and available transportation is getting more difficult.”
  • “Allocation of constrained supply is often contentious and sub-optimal."
  • “Changing assortments and new item launches are resulting in excess inventory and food waste.”
  • “Slow, siloed planning processes without clear view on constraints leading to sales and margin alignment gaps between finance, merchandising and operations.”
  • “We see Increasing volatility of raw material / finished goods costs as well as unpredictability in transportation costs.”
  • “Our growth return on marketing & promotion is not meeting our expectations.”
  • “We cannot answer management what-if questions without timely offline spreadsheet work.”

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Top 5 quick-win o9 capabilities that grocery clients are starting with

AI/ML Powered Forecasting and Demand Planning

AI Forecasting

AI/ML Powered Forecasting and Demand Planning

Using market knowledge, unleash the potential of AI/ML forecasting to more accurately predict demand. Incorporate machine learning to dramatically improve daily forecast accuracy for all omnichannel options.

Replenishment & Flow Planning

Supply Chain & Logistics for Retail

Replenishment & Flow Planning

Optimally replenish stores taking into account the tradeoffs between on-shelf availability and expiry.

Assortment Planning

Assortment Planning

Assortment Planning

Utilize machine learning on shopper big data to offer hyper-localized assortments that are relevant to consumer demographics.

Supply Chain Analytics, Planning & Control Tower

Retail Control Tower

Supply Chain Analytics, Planning & Control Tower

Take proactive actions to resolve unexpected network bottlenecks, supply shortages and demand disruptions in real-time. Connect to advanced replanning capabilities, with what-if scenario evaluation.

Market & Supply Chain Data - Knowledge Foundation

Market Intelligence

Market & Supply Chain Data - Knowledge Foundation

Connect the dots across products, channels, customers, and markets. Leverage the vast amounts of data now available – e.g. Shopper Loyalty Data, mobility data, POS data, customer trends, economic activity, weather, etc., – to better understand your markets and customer demand drivers.

Large retailer

Proactively mitigating risks to serve the customer with end to end flow planning

Key grocery solutions
powered by the o9 Digital Brain

Market Intelligence

Assortment Planning

Retail Demand Planning

Supply Chain & Logistics for Retail

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