October 2, 2012, 9:58 AM

Aldata Offers a New Omni-Channel Replenishment Service

Aldata Omni-Replenishment includes store and omni-channel DC replenishment optimization.

Aldata, a retail and distribution optimization company, today announced the availability of Aldata Omni-Replenishment, which enables retailers to meet the rapidly changing demands of omni-channel shoppers. A major evolution to Aldata’s existing market-leading replenishment solution used by many of the world’s leading retailers, Aldata Omni-Replenishment combines the advantages of web services technology with new omni-channel business functions so retailers can optimize inventory management across all of their channels.

In today’s hyper-competitive and omni-shopper world, the key to success and shopper trust is product availability, order commitment and delivery to promise. Inventory management and replenishment optimization are the business fundamentals that ensure this trust so that shoppers can buy what they want, when they want and where they want. 

Driven by a powerful demand forecasting engine, Aldata Omni-Replenishment includes store and omni-channel DC replenishment optimization to dramatically reduce overstocks and out of stocks across all channels providing retailers with the inventory and replenishment backbone necessary to succeed in the omni-channel world.

Major highlights of the Aldata Omni-Replenishment solution include:

  • Omni-channel replenishment optimization across DC, store networks, drive-in and click n’ collect facilities, and home delivery services;
  • Web 2.0 and Web-services architecture for easier and faster customization and integration with existing systems, business workflows, and supplier portals to increase ROI and reduce TCO;
  • Advanced import management, forecasting quality management, and truck capacity management leading to improved omni-channel service levels;
  • Aldata Replenishment Insights, a single dashboard that provides visibility into inventory behavior from suppliers to channels.

“The supply chain has really lagged other areas of the business in taking on omni-channel – RSR has found that more retailers have tried to protect their supply chains from omni-channel disruptions rather than address them head on,” said Nikki Baird, managing partner, Retail Systems Research. “But the time has come to reconsider how supply chain addresses omni-channel shopping behaviors, from demand signals through to new modes of fulfillment. Omni-channel replenishment will rapidly become a core capability needed in the new supply chain.”

“Aldata Omni-Replenishment confirms Aldata’s position as the leader in retail replenishment optimization. It guarantees a positive shopping experience across all channels via a high performance inventory and replenishment backbone for omni-shopper fulfillment,” said Donal Mac Daid, Vice-President for Supply Chain at Aldata. “As with all Aldata solutions, Aldata Omni-Replenishment was developed in full collaboration with the Aldata Customer Association and reflects both the immediate and future business and technology needs of our global retailer customers.”

 

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