Retail & Distribution
Retail and distribution businesses need well-stocked shelves to avoid losing sales and, for marketing reasons, give an impression of abundance to their customers. However, they also need to keep their stock under control, limit unsold products, and handle new and end of series.
Increase Service Levels
Cut down on stock-outs and overstocks in your inventory.
Control your Stock
Reorder on time, and only when it’s time.
Boost your Productivity
Get rid of your planning Excel spreadsheets for good.
ANTICIPATE CUSTOMER DEMAND
To start with, you need to forecast your sales volume and anticipate demand trends and seasonality in order to control your stock and service levels.
Within frePPLe, you can pick up a forecasting method and invite your sales & planning teams to edit and fine tune the computed predictions.
Optimize your stock
You don't want to sacrifice on your service levels. Yet, you don't want to stock unsold items forever.
You need to compute safety stocks, reorder quantities and adjust your inventory levels.
FrePPLe allows you to do so and ultimately minimize stock-outs and overstocks.
Manage your distribution
How often should I reorder? In which quantities? These questions are always hard to answer while planning your inventory.
In frePPLe, you have the possibility to manage volumes, dates, and frequencies (such as truck size, specific replenishment dates, minimum order quantity, etc.).
How do you distribute products when your inventory levels are lower than your shops' demand?
You can choose to prioritize some shops or use fair-share distribution among them.
This process, when done manually in Excel, is so time-consuming and error-prone that your planners have probably already given up trying.
Push Products to Stores
In a retail & distribution supply chain, you might end up with occasional supply that needs to be pushed in the stores, even in the absence of any forecast demand.
In this case, you can't generate a reliable forecast.
You can also use frePPLe in push planning mode. The right quantities will be automatically computed.
In frePPLe, you can create products segments to which you apply diverse business rules on top of your inventory policies.
You’re then able to fine-tune your service levels management while respecting your safety stock.
With frePPLe, everything is always under control in our production department. Making better decisions has become a fast, easy, and obvious process, even in highly complex situations. I can now clearly identify critical spots, manage them on time, and anticipate the market's demands.
Paolo Giacomelli, Production Planning Manager at Camunacavi
I really find frePPLe an innovative product in the way it is delivered with ease to potential users and in the way it works. As a long time business angel, I sometimes see high success potential in my business partners and wish I had the time to contribute to make it happen!
Gianluca Menghi, General Manager at Elcam Medical
I found frePPle advanced planning system to be an automation enabler, paving way for scalability, allowing less effort per person, fewer human errors, and providing new metrics for informed decisions.
Giles Creswell, Automation Consultant at Syntegra Solutions