Grocery and Drug
Go to Market with Supply Chain Solutions that Produce Profits
Keep Customers Coming Back for Freshness, Service and Value
These days it takes careful planning and budgeting to keep pantries stocked with food, household and healthcare supplies. To get the best deal, consumers comb through flyers and websites. They'll sacrifice convenience and store loyalty for value, but aren't willing to compromise on freshness and selection.
Meanwhile, grocery and drug retailers are trying to squeeze profits from the thinnest of margins. They must contend with rising supply costs, regulatory requirements, labor issues and keeping a wide selection of fresh products in stock. They also need visibility into their inventory to ensure the right balance—all while providing superior customer service.
Integrated Supply Chain Solutions Delivered in One Basket
RedPrairie can help you compete in this challenging environment. Our integrated retail solutions for the grocery and drug industry help you capture and delight today's finicky shopper. With RedPrairie in your store, you'll be able to:
- maintain the right product mix and inventory levels to meet local demand
- extend your supply chain from the warehouse to the store floor
- keep the freshest products on the shelf
- keep workers more productive with demand-based forecasts
- leverage and execute promotions that drives sales and turns profits
- ensure that each store is compliant with organizational operating standards
- collaborate with suppliers and partners on product and cost information
- manage items, vendors, item pricing and other crucial data with confidence and integrity
- manage product recalls efficiently to ensure your customers’ safety
- reduce spoilage and improve profitability of perishable departments through fresh item management solutions
What our customers are saying
"Our warehouses are very fast-paced. Orders need to be loaded in the system, planned, allocated, and ready for picking in 90 minutes or less. To meet that pace and get orders out the door each day, we compensate our people based on how productive their picking is. We chose Warehouse Management and Workforce Management from RedPrairie to support that practice, and enhance efficiency across multiple channels of business."
--Lee Karayusuf, GNC senior vice president, Distribution and Transportation (from 2011)
"We selected Workforce Management from RedPrairie because it can operate across Tesco's different formats. The scheduling solution ensures that we always have people on hand to assist the shopper, which supports our constant effort to improve customer experience. Ultimately, it will improve our business by increasing store productivity, and supporting revenue growth."
--Dave Briggs, program manager for Tesco
"RedPrairie has extensive experience in the grocery industry and we needed a proven solution that not only met our requirements, but was easy to use for our managers and colleagues."
--Catherine Booth, senior vice president, Information Technology, Loblaw Companies Limited
A Fresh Way to Synchronize Products and People
Inventory is the most critical asset in grocery operations. To make sure you have the right products on the shelf at all times, you need to manage inventory whether it’s on the store floor, in the warehouse or on a truck. Our comprehensive suite of Inventory Management tools will help you take charge of your stock, reduce waste and replenish products with more accurate ordering information.
Optimize your workforce based on demand and inventory requirements with Enterprise Workforce Management. We'll help you manage complex scheduling and maximize efficiencies across every area of your operations by keeping your staff on task and more productive. Your staff will even have access to a self-service employee portal for task management.
“We don’t use sales revenue to drive labor like many retailers. There is simply too much variation within our product mix to use a static, sales based hours for conversion. Workforce Management from RedPrairie has helped us reduce costs by not over-staffing, while making sure the right staff was always on hand to provide a higher level of customer service.”-- Chris Kelly, Manager, Retail Labor, Giant Eagle
The Perfect Prescription to Manage Your Pharmacy
Drug stores and pharmacies have unique staffing requirements that set them apart from general retail stores. RedPrairie offers the only Workforce Management tool specifically created for the pharmacy environment. Schedule your pharmacy and staff more efficiently across all your stores to:
- allocate sufficient time with patients, creating brand loyalty
- ensure you have the right resources in place to validate and fill prescriptions
- comply with technician to pharmacist ratios as well as salary rules
- provide the pharmacy team with role-based task lists
To learn more about our full suite of supply chain solutions specifically developed for the Grocery and Drug industry, contact a representative today.
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