o9 Digital Brain™
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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.”

Aim big, start small, iterate rapidly.

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.

Testimonials

Trusted by the industry leaders

"The o9 platform unlocked significant processes for us in order to effectively address changes in our volumes and to align those volumes to our labor capabilities at our distribution centers."

Ashley Ward

Ashley Ward

Senior Manager Supply Chain Planning

"The o9 software allows us to find the problem almost instantly, thereby allowing us to implement the corrective action much sooner well in advance of the opportunity that we faced."

Lillo Puma

Lillo Puma

Vice President of Supply Chain, Central Services, and Planning

"With o9, we had visibility and we were able to save on overtime. So we’re talking about unprecedented volumes and we didn't have to throw unproductive volume or dollars to that. We were able to do it properly. "

Deanna DeFillipis

Deanna DeFillipis

Demand Planning Manager

"o9 was able to significantly improve our forecast accuracy."

Dr. Frank Stegherr

Dr. Frank Stegherr

Senior Vice President of Corporate SCM & Logistics

"o9 is moving the team’s workload and energy away from executing mundane, tedious tasks like determining how many units of each SKU go to each store every single week. We're moving them upstream into preseason planning, into developing strategy, and then the system executes automatically."

Brady Coady

Brady Coady

Associate Vice President of Allocations and Merchandise

E commerce retailer

Increasing inventory turns with AI powered integrated planning

Large retailer

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

Global retail leader

Increased margins through regional inventory management with AI enabled integrated business planning

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Key grocery solutions
powered by the o9 Digital Brain

Marketing Effectiveness & Planning

Assortment Planning

Retail Demand Planning

Supply Chain & Logistics for Retail

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