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Roll out of sofco Demand Planning WSSI extended by speciality retailer

May 2022

sofco, a leading provider of integrated and collaborative End-to-End Planning Solutions for the Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Retail sectors, are delighted to announce that one of our speciality retail customers have extended the roll out of sofco Demand Planning WSSI (Weekly Sales, Stock and Intake).

Being able to maximise sales, and improve service levels, while keeping costs to a minimum are some of the reasons why this speciality retailer has extended the roll out of sofco Demand Planning WSSI (Weekly Sales, Stock and Intake), now fully live.

This speciality retailer who operates more than 2,800 stores worldwide under iconic brand names, can now efficiently plan stock based on sales forecast, actual sales and actual stock information, whether sitting in their head office, regional offices, or working from home. Keith Noble, CEO at sofco said, “The roll out is now live on sofco’s Cloud Architecture, and has been incredibly successful, following great work by both teams, ensuring that the project milestones were met. Well done to everyone involved”

The previous solution relied on ageing software populated from Excel spreadsheets which had been manually created, prone to error, and did not fulfil all their planning requirements. sofco Demand Planning WSSI allows the automatic import of data from multiple data sources and can allow aggregations and data management at all levels of the Hierarchies. The customer’s processes are now fully supported allowing the integrated planning and reporting of all aspects of the retail planning, review, and authorisation process. Full archiving of the model values on a weekly basis and data exports to the business BI solution are also provided allowing the continuing use of legacy programs and processes whilst allowing the business to plan forward for further improvements.

The whole business can now concentrate on maximising sales whilst knowing that stock levels are effectively controlled and optimised, while continually managing their inventory based on sales forecasts, historical sales, and past and future stock information.

Trusted by our clients

“Greencore is involved in multiple categories, supplying a diverse range of products with different characteristics that require very different manufacturing processes. We selected sofco as they have an End-to-End planning and execution system that can be configured easily to fit these disparate demands. Our approach is much more sophisticated and collaborative now.”

Chris Chestney

IT Business Partner, Greencore

“What impressed us most about the sofco people was they understood our business, listened, and would bring a lot of experience to the project. They brought solid solutions to the issues we presented them with. It was clear from the outset that we were going to be able to work well together as a team and deliver this project. That is exactly what has happened.”

Barbara Van den Berg

Project Manager, Van Geloven

British Bakels

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