With the ever growing congestion, stricter delivery rules and environmental constraints, retail needs planning support and optimization to cope with the diversity in planning puzzles. Using the available data, restriction information and real-time disruption information, intelligent technology will be able to support you in making the right planning decisions.
Stay ahead of your competition, lower the distribution pressure and leverage most out of your Omni-Channel growth strategy with support of our solutions and services.
Challenges in Retail
We know you try to reach the optimum and most efficient use of valuable resources, whether these are people, products or other assets. But on your journey meeting the objectives, we also know you will have to battle with these core challenges:
- Short delivery windows
- Demand profile (morning, noon, evening)
- Products to be delivered
- Delivery Location
The planner is responsible for creating a plan, and hence the planner should always be in control. In our view, the first step is to create an environment in which the planner will have full transparency as to the current state of the planning. Time consuming tasks will be automated so that the planner can focus on the actual decision-making process.
Let Ab Ovo help you with your planning challenges. We will help you solve these puzzles and ensure you take the right planning decisions.
Retail – Use Cases
A glimpse into our use cases for retail divided into operational use cases and use cases for advanced analytics.
- 100% shelf availability
- Optimize your product distribution
- Trip planning with real-time adjustments
Automated damage detection
Camera footage to scan cargo and trucks for damage detection and automatic administration
Data driven contracting
Flexible contracting based on actual data for a better fit with operations
Self learning demand planning
Predict demand based on self learning models that learn directly from the day-to-day situation
Interactive and advanced dashboarding that allow monitoring of the data ambition
Retail Solutions Made for You
We enable you to optimize your supply chain in the dynamic world of retail. Our solutions will give you the capability and act in a professional way with internal and external relations how to translate the market ambitions into logistic needs to ensure 100% fulfillment. By having our dynamic network control and shop distribution solutions in place, your supply chain is ready to support your market business goals.
We have developed solutions supporting you with special requirements in the supply chain – which are not covered by standard route optimization tools. For example: optimizing dozens of distribution routes and vehicle type compositions simultaneously, resulting in improved delivery quality and considerable savings.
Take the first step in optimizing the supply chain and start delivering business value.
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DELMIA Quintiq Platinum Partner
DELMIA Quintiq (part of Dassault Systèmes) is a leader in delivering state-of-the-art supply chain planning and optimization solutions that help customers reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve bottom-line results. DELMIA Quintiq and Ab Ovo have an extensive shared history. We are both innovative leaders in rail, aviation, maritime, manufacturing, retail, and logistics. Ab Ovo is one of DELMIA Quintiq’s longest-standing and most experienced partners. For more information, visit DELMIA Quintiq.
Our Solutions – Your Benefits
We focus on people, process and technology that deliver you a solution with tangible results in the first year and help you transform over time. Our engagements are set up in such a way that we analyze your needs to define what value it will bring in the end. After our analysis we deploy a solution with a 100% fit to your business processes. And probably most important, we bring consultants to the table with real experience.
We begin each project with defining the strategy for the value we can bring to our customers. For Retail these include:
- eCommerce channel: better segmentation & segregation
- Opportunity for stock reduction
- Opportunity to add more customer value (pick-up points & return services)
- Virtual shelf availability – Opportunity to manage your inventory at any location
- Manage Logistic Service Providers & Parcel Carriers and ensure fulfillment at controlled costs
- Increased profit margins by optimizing your complete Supply Chain network
Education & Training
We guide and train our customers through their project every step of the way. We provide the necessary training and assistance to our customers so they can get the best use from the solution or project provided to them.
Customer Support & Satisfaction
We do not leave our customers unattended after the project has ended. We provide support after the Implementation and 95% of our customers have support contracts with us to provide any future assistance. We don’t outsource our support to a call center, we have actual experts knowing your business, looking carefully at how to address your issue. During our projects our focus is on customer satisfaction and this stays our focus while we support you.
We support our customers in the digital transformation of their business operations. Data driven decision support is our company’s heartbeat and we deliver clarity by digitizing decision processes with extensive supply chain expertise, our smart technology and our skilled analytical team.
KLM Catering Services
KLM Catering Services supplies and improves inflight catering for airlines. In our quest for the highest level of service, reliability and innovation, we are now one of the five largest airline caterers in Europe.
DB Cargo is the only company to offer you Europe-wide rail transport from one source – fast, efficient, reliable and independent of the industry – with one of the largest rail networks in the world.
From the farm to your refrigerator, or the factory to your wardrobe, A.P. Moller – Maersk is developing solutions that meet customer needs from one end of the supply chain to the other.
With a turnover of 2.5 billion euros and 8.9 billion revenue tonne-kilometres in 2019, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading companies in the transport of air freight. The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide.
DSV wants to be a leading global supplier, fulfilling customer needs for transport and logistics services, targeting extensive growth and being among the most profitable in our industry.
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