Supply Chain Solutions Third Party Logistics (3PL) Providers

Retail

Enabling retailers to overcome the challenges of a new marketplace

“One Network has successfully allowed Safeway to streamline and centralized our transportation and appointment scheduling functions. We have benefited by reducing labor costs, improving our supply chain predictability and visibility, and reducing overall transportation costs.” SafewayVP of Transportation, Safeway
One Network’s cloud platform provides an end-to-end operating backbone that supports some of the world’s largest retailers. By connecting to our “many-to-many” network environment, you can manage planning, execution, and transactions across tens of thousands of your trading partners. The result is unprecedented visibility and control across your supply chain while reducing total system cost to deploy, maintain, and support.

This is important because according to a recent RIS News/Gartner Retail Technology Study, just 20% of retailer respondents are using up-to-date technology for real-time inventory visibility, 24% for distributed order management and 16% for multi-channel fulfillment. The majority agree that the ultimate goal is to migrate to a single, flexible platform capable of managing the overall business.

But without the right cloud platform,  retailers lack the ability to generate either order or inventory visibility with actionability across their supply network. They also lack the ability to quickly respond to fluctuating consumer demands, frequently resulting in sales promotions that run out of stock which in turn leads to lost business and customers. They absorb increasing numbers of product launch failures, struggle with higher inventory costs, and are saddled with ROI’s on trade promotions that can often turn negative.

How We Can Help

One Network Dry Grocery Customer Results

  • In-Store In-Stocks: 99+% including promotions
  • Retailer DC DOS: 3 to 6 Days (Down from 12 to 15 days)
  • Chain-Wide Inventory, Shelf to Factory: 25 days (Down 50+%)
  • Supplier DOS Reductions: 35 to 40%
  • Significant TMS cost reductions for all parties
  • Labor reductions

From a technology perspective, One Network provides a single platform backbone, enabling the selling, replenishment, and logistics processes for multi-party business transactions across multiple echelons in a retail supply chain. In other words it is an ecommerce engine, providing a network-based solution for managing information, executing processes, and monitoring performance to ensure customer orders are fulfilled accurately and cost efficiently across a complex network of sourcing and fulfillment processes.

Key capabilities include intelligent order forecast sourcing, global inventory visibility, real time order execution, intelligent logistics, and demand sensing in order to be responsive to shifting customer demands.

One Network for Retail

  • Includes 3 of the 5 Largest North American Grocery Retailers
  • Spans Four Continents
  • Tens of thousands of suppliers connected
  • Executing millions of daily transactions

Tailored for Retail’s Multiparty Workflows

  • Demand Sensing
  • Intelligent Order Forecast Sourcing
  • Real Time Order Execution
  • Global Inventory Visibility
  • Scheduling and Capacity Management
  • Global Inbound Fulfillment
  • Interfaces with Industry-Standard EDI formats
  • Enables a social supply chain with Enterprise Social Graph collaboration tools

Related Resources

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    A single network and a single version of the truth for retail and consumer products companies, that drives down costs and boosts value for all parties.
  • How to Be Truly "Shelf-Connected"White Paper: Is Your Supply Network Really Shelf-Connected?A handy “Shelf-Connected” Checklist, and a white paper explaining a powerful, new approach to forecasting, replenishment, collaboration, and S&OP
  • Supply Chain's New World Order White Paper White Paper: Supply Chain’s New World Order
    How companies can leverage the cloud for predictive and actionable supply network operations, integrated financial measurement, and integrated business planning.
  • Demand Sensing White Paper White Paper: The Demand Sensing Revolution
    How to use a highly accurate forecast of near-term demand to drive up perfect orders while lowering inventory levels.
  • Retail Supply Chain Case Study Safeway: A Retail Supply Chain Case StudyWithin 78 days from contractual signature, Safeway rolled out an automated solution across their entire business providing corporate-wide purchase order visibility, online carrier selection and tendering, and in-route shipment visibility from their manufacturers to their distribution centers. Additionally Safeway centralized the storage and maintenance of contracts, which resulted in dramatic increase in compliance worth a large six figure bottom line improvement.
  • Same-Day Delivery and Home Delivery Solutions for Retailers White Paper: Home and Same-Day Delivery for Retailers
    This white paper explains why home delivery and same-day delivery are the new battleground for retailers, and how they can use the advantage that retailers have to regain market share.

Industry Resources

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