Retail with Westernacher.

End-to-End Inventory Visibility. The Holy Grail of Retail Excellence.

The opportunities are endless to gain new customers,
increase revenues, and improve margins.
Imagine it and we can show you how.

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Understanding your inventory along your entire supply chain – from suppliers through distribution centers all the way to stores – is the basis for better forecasts and allocations, lower shipping costs, fewer stock-outs, reduced excess inventory and markdowns. Inventory visibility also includes all the shipping lanes between network nodes.

We are experts in supply chain processes and understand where retailers have pain points. We can support you with IT solutions, operational and business process reengineering, and organizational improvements.

SAP INTERNET OF THINGS FOR RETAIL

Understanding what happens in a store can be relevant. For the retailer and the manufacturer.

Many use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT) focus on manufacturing and transportation. The former wants to improve preventative maintenance to increase productivity. The latter wants to gain better visibility into the location of trucks and drivers.

For retail, especially apparel or fashion retail, we also want better visibility, but not just of a company’s investment assets. Here, we want to know where a customer can find a blouse in the right color and size. We want to know if it is in the right place, in a changing cabin, misplaced on another shelf, or maybe in the backroom in a box that was delivered yesterday.

Be bold. And succeed.

E-commerce is revolutionizing retail by shifting the last mile delivery responsibility from customers to retailers. Instead of replenishing stores once or twice a week with large trucks, retailers must now plan, organize, optimize and execute hundreds of home deliveries or parcel shipments every day. Finding the right sweet spot between fulfilling high customer expectations and minimizing costs challenges online and brick-and-mortar retailers alike.

Innovative approaches are needed to delight customers without breaking the bank. The ability to cover the end-to-end process from taking orders on the Web, allowing for delivery timeslots, picking and packing the order at the best inventory location, all the way to optimized delivery planning and integrated proof of delivery (POD) can provide a significant competitive advantage.

Westernacher Retail Wholesale Consumer Goods
Westernacher Retail Wholesale Consumer Goods
Westernacher Retail Wholesale Consumer Goods

Norway’s Komplett group, the biggest e-commerce company in Scandinavia, created an innovative and profitable solution with its marked.no Website where consumers were able to order groceries and had them delivered to their homes.

Westernacher Retail Wholesale Consumer Goods
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We enabled home delivery of groceries for Komplett by implementing the SAP Supply Chain Execution (SCE) suite, which includes SAP EWM and SAP TM, and adding a custom driver app based on SAP Fiori. We did it as the fastest TM implementation worldwide.

Want to experience our Business & IT know-how for your retail operations? Try our Supply Chain Performance Assurance Kit now.

The Package

  • Predefined supply chain KPI content for SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Set up a prototype based on our predefined content and your data in your SAP Analytics Cloud Tenant
  • Review metrics and KPIs used in the prototype and discuss their significance for managing your company successfully
  • Develop a roadmap and possible implementation plan

Your Benefit

  • Jump start SAP Analytics Cloud with prebuilt content from Westernacher
  • First results using your data
  • A roadmap based on your system landscape
  • How to set up your KPIs
  • Understand who needs to be involved
  • One week onsite with our Control Towers experts

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Retail ≠ Retail

We understand that there are many retail sub-categories with unique requirements:

Westernacher Retail Wholesale Consumer Goods
Discount fashion retailers sell what they buy
Westernacher Retail Wholesale Consumer Goods
Fashion and apparel retailers are often vertically integrated and have products with very short life-cycles and very long supply chains.
Westernacher Retail Wholesale Consumer Goods
Department stores manage their owninventories, havestore-in-storearrangements, and outsource somedepartments entirely to third-parties.
Westernacher Retail Wholesale Consumer Goods
DIY retailers have to manage articles as small as screws and as large as playsets, as simple as sand and as complex as appliances
Groceries have a large number of SKUs and a mix of packaged, fresh, and frozen foods.

Want to know more? Contact us today.