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 the most out of your Omni-Channel growth strategy with the support of our solutions and services.
Challenges in Retail
Certainly, the retail industry faces various challenges, including:
Supply Chain Disruptions: Retailers often depend on complex global supply chains. Disruptions, such as natural disasters, geopolitical issues, or pandemics, can lead to inventory shortages and delivery delays.
Technology Integration and E-commerce Competition: Keeping pace with technology advancements, including AI, AR, and data analytics, is challenging. Simultaneously, the rise of online shopping intensifies competition, necessitating adaptation to e-commerce landscapes and attracting online customers.
Cybersecurity Threats: With the increasing reliance on digital systems, retail businesses are susceptible to cybersecurity threats. Protecting customer data and ensuring secure online transactions are ongoing concerns.
Rising Operational Costs: Operating costs, including rent, labor, and utilities, are on the rise. Finding ways to manage and optimize these costs without compromising quality or service is a constant challenge.
Sustainability and Environmental Concerns: Consumers are increasingly conscious of environmental issues. Retailers face challenges in adopting sustainable practices, reducing waste, and meeting customer expectations for eco-friendly products.
Inventory Management: Balancing inventory levels to meet demand without overstocking or understocking is a delicate task. Effective inventory management is essential to avoid financial losses.
These challenges require innovative solutions, and strategic planning to ensure the continued growth and efficiency of the retail industry. Ab Ovo helps retail operators achieve modal shift by digitizing their business operations, developing an interoperable data ecosystem, increasing the utilization of resources, and gaining a competitive advantage through advanced analytics. We do this by using eco-friendly solutions, such as the DELMIA Quintiq Platform and the Eco Logic Platform.
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 specific 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.
- Operations ERP
- Load planning
- Distribution planning
- Workforce planning
- Warehouse Planning
- Inventory Planning
- S&OP Planning
Our Solutions – Your Benefits
We begin each project by defining the strategy for the value we can bring to our customers. For Retail, these include:
- eCommerce channel: better segmentation & segregation
- Inventory management: Efficiently manage stock levels and minimize holding costs.
- 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
- Supply chain optimization: Improve supply chain efficiency and reduce costs.