Woolworths rolls out supply chain revamp

Woolworths is planning its largest ever investment in supply chain management systems.

Woolworths is planning its largest ever investment in supply chain management systems.

The company said it would roll out supply chain optimisation software from supplier Manugistics in the next few months, to support its integrated planning and replenishment initiative.

Woolworths hopes the software, which was trialled in December, will allow it to create more accurate sales forecasts for its 800 UK stores, improving its ability to meet demand and leading to lower inventory costs.

The software will help the retailer to set optimal inventory levels and decide appropriate product mix and storage capacity across its fulfilment network, allowing it to evaluate seasonal pre-builds and optimal lane volumes, said David McInnes, supply chain director.

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