With our decades-long experience in innovating retailers, we know how you achieve excellence in retail with end-to-end inventory visibility. Our Supply Chain Control Tower, for example, allows you to navigate and manage your supply chain in real time, ensuring you deliver smarter and faster.
The opportunities are endless to gain new customers, increase revenues, and improve margins. Imagine it and we can show you how.
As part of a major strategic shift, food wholesaler Aarnio has implemented SAP EWM. Westernacher has implemented this.
Aarnio, part of the Wihuri group, is one of the largest food wholesalers in Finland, with a 25% market share. It supplies around 30,000 customers daily, from restaurants to distribution chains and service stations. The group has 23 distribution centers in Finland and employs around 400 people.
Discount fashion retailers sell what they buy.
Fashion and apparel retailers are often vertically integrated and have products with very short lifecycles and very long supply chains.
Department stores their own inventories, have store-in-store arrangements, and outsource some departments entirely to third parties.
Groceries have a large number of SKUs and a mix of packaged, fresh, and frozen foods.
Do-It-Yourself retailers have to manage articles as small as screws and as large as playsets, as simple as sand and as complex as appliances.
For retailers, it is all about managing your inventory. This is true for all echelons in the supply chain, from distribution centers (DCs) all the way to stores. Have the right merchandise for the right price in the right place. Keep merchandise fresh and attractive. Ensure availability to increase conversions. Click & Collect has given brick & mortar another boost. It also means that stores have taken another step to become forward storage locations. As experts in warehouse management with 50 years of experience from hundreds of projects, Westernacher Consulting helps customers to improve, optimize, and innovate on a daily basis.
Running all stores as part of a central warehouse management system provides real-time inventory visibility from all locations on every echelon of the (internal) supply chain.In the past, stores were the place where you go to check out a product, try it on and purchase it. It was the place to be informed, to get inspired, to find new ideas, and to hunt for the best deals. The Internet has changed all of this. To read the full white paper, please click the button below to download your copy of the white paper.
Omnichannel retail demand visibility. Supply chain and store operations are usually separated and have their own system landscape. Complex architectures with costly integrations are required to gain visibility and integrate store information with other channels to provide a seamless customer experience. Westernacher is on an innovation path to simplify processes, data flows, system architectures, and operations to provide a unified omnichannel experience. Talk to us to learn more about our ideas to extend the reach of warehouse management solutions and the Internet of Things.
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