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Supply Chain Best Practices for Grocery Retailers: Four Initiatives That Separate Leaders From Laggards

Published: 23 October 2012

ID: G00239844

Analyst(s): Mike Griswold , Kevin Sterneckert


Following the lead of other retail segments, grocery retailers can drive supply chain improvements in inventory productivity, on-shelf availability and revenue growth by pursuing four key initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • MDM Provides the Solid Foundation Grocers Need for Future Initiatives
    • Recommended Actions for Retailers to Improve MDM Capabilities
  • Forecasting and Replenishment Form the Cornerstones of Demand-Driven Retailing
    • Recommended Actions for Retailers to Improve Forecasting and Replenishment Capabilities
  • Connecting Merchandising Processes Multiplies Benefits
    • Recommended Actions for Retailers to Align and Coordinate Merchandising Capabilities
  • FIM Provides Much-Needed Automation to the Fresh Supply Chain
    • Recommended Actions for Retailers to Improve FIM Capabilities

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