Metro had to improve forecast accuracy across its European operations - the cash & carry operator was experiencing excessive stocks or out-of-stocks on some lines. By implementing a completely different approach to forecasting with a number of new initiatives Metro has improved availability in one of its distribution centres to 99.2%. Discover how Metro implemented this step-change in 24 European countries.
Demand sensing is a relatively new and growing area of demand planning. It is being used by some of the big FMCG businesses and they are seeing 30-40% improvements in short term forecast accuracy. This presentation investigates why companies are employing demand sensing techniques and the benefits that can be achieved. It can also help you decide if demand sensing is something that your business could potentially employ
Managing large events is a major challenge for manufacturers and retailers the world over. In the UK, the summer of 2012 was a period that promised to severely challenge the supply chain. What was learnt provides the industry internationally with knowledge and insight to help plan for similar events. We spoke to the leading UK retailers to find out how they planned for 2012, what action they took, what the outcome was and how they plan to manage events in future.
The deployment of a multi-channel offer is a 2012 priority for the Casino group as it looks to capitalise on its broad estate and online operations. Drive, (click and collect for grocery in France) has been gaining momentum for the past 24 months, and shows the pace at which online and offline are converging. We visited Casino Express in Lyon, France to bring you exclusive insight on how the supply for this model works.