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Advanced Retail Replenishment: Demand-Driven Inventory Planning Automation Is a Competitive Necessity

Published: 12 July 2005

ID: G00184243

Analyst(s): Joyce McGovern, Janet Suleski, Alexi Sarnevitz


Advanced Retail Replenishment builds upon traditional replenishment approaches by leveraging detailed demand forecasts and analytics to enable the automated determination of optimized store and DC inventory orders. Replenishment software vendors largely focus on analytics rather than on the merchant; none yet provides advanced workflow and UI functionality that fully reflects a retailer's business processes.

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