2005 Supply & Demand Chain 100 Case Study  Major U.S. Supermarket Chain / Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Profiles in Supply Chain Enablement: Retailer improves turns, reduces inventory by reengineering processes, implementing supply chain planning solution

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Implementation and Results

  • Increased inventory turns and reduced inventory at the warehouse due to time phased planning.

  • Improved service levels.

  • Improved forecast accuracy for a majority of the SKUs, especially during promotional periods, by applying a high level of mathematical rigor, configuration of user interfaces and development of utility applications to capture promotions.

  • Qualitative benefits, such as ease of use of the system for the planners, allowing them more time to focus on other value added activities

For more stories of successful supply chain implementations, read the "2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100" article in the June/July 2005 issue of the magazine. Also watch the Today's Headlines section of SDCExec.com every Tuesday and Thursday for more in depth best practices drawn from this year's Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.