Stocking Up: Big W Optimizes the Allocation of Its Seasonal Merchandise

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Check out the JDA Software January 2014 Real Results Magazine online at http://www.jda.com/realresultsmagazine/view-article-list.cfm?category=thought-leadership

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Stocking Up: Big W Optimizes the Allocation of Its Seasonal Merchandise

  1. 1. Case Study: Big W Business Overview • One of the largest discount department stores in Australia, and a division of Woolworths Limited • Operates 181 stores across Australia, generating approximately AU$4.4 billion in sales annually • Employs 23,000 employees Business Challenges Solution • Needed to replace its 20-year-old allocation • JDA® Allocation system, used to push 50 percent of its merchandise to its stores, with more sophisticated and advanced technology • Sought to improve its merchandise allocation process to ensure that the right product mix is delivered to the right store, at the right time Copyright 2013 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL Services • • • • JDA Cloud Services JDA Consulting Services JDA Education Services JDA Support Services
  2. 2. Case Study: Big W Results • • • • Improved inventory turns and reduced stock-outs Optimized store-specific product assortments Increased planning assistants’ productivity Improved customer satisfaction WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING As with all retailers, the main goal is to have the right stock in the right store at the right time. JDA Allocation is helping us ensure the availability of stock when our customers are shopping, while doing it in a cost-effective way.” ~Roger Twigg, Head of Business Improvement and Support, Big W Copyright 2013 2013Software Group, Inc. - Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL Copyright JDA JDA Software Group, CONFIDENTIAL

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