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
problems by role

  • “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 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.”
  • “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

Know your customer

Market Intelligence

Know your customer

Understand what is driving purchasing patterns including  demand shaping levers, macroeconomic data, demographics, mobility, local events and weather.

Define your assortments

Assortment Planning

Define your assortments

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

Sense & Forecast demand

Demand Planning

Sense & Forecast demand

Incorporate market and customer knowledge with machine learning to dramatically improve daily forecast accuracy for all omnichannel options.

Replenish & Flow product to reduce food waste & maximize in-stocks

Supply Chain & Logistics

Replenish & Flow product to reduce food waste & maximize in-stocks

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

Respond to Disruptions

Supply Chain Control Tower

Respond to Disruptions

Take corrective actions to resolve unexpected network bottlenecks, supply shortages and demand disruptions.

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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