Onehighlightof NRF 2023 was our well-received co-presentation with Walgreens Group VP Andy Kettlewell, joining our CEO, Sivakumar Lakshmanan to discuss Walgreens’ landmark AI demand planning transformation—serving 9 million daily customers’ health and wellness needs across almost 9,000 stores nationwide.
For those outside the grocery industry, direct store delivery (DSD) is a distribution model used by manufacturers/CPGs that entails delivering products directly to retail store shelves. This model is extremely conducive for perishable food categories.
A replenishment system's purpose is to place the right amount of inventory at the right place at the right time. It's a basic problem yet requires complex execution. Over the years, product explosion, location additions and contractions, omnichannel shopping, and fulfillment option expansion have made replenishment challenging. And while there has been technological assistance, additional automation, and process refinement, they've all been building on the same premise of adjusting service levels, order points, up-to points, and mix/max guardrails. It's time for a new approach.
On the one-year anniversary of antuit.ai’s acquisition by Zebra Technologies, our CEO, Sivakumar Lakshmanan joins Suresh Menon, Zebra’s SVP and General Manager for Software Solutions on a special edition of Zebra’s Your Edge Podcast.