Wesco Integrates Software to Achieve Demand-Driven Distribution to Its Convenience Stores

Wesco on the Go (Muskegon, Mich.), a self-distributed operator of more than 50 convenience stores in Michigan, is implementing at all of its stores Retalix DemandAnalytX (DAX) demand forecasting and replenishment software from Retalix USA (Plano, Texas).

Retalix DemandAnalytX (DAX) is demand forecasting and replenishment software that lets retailers, manufacturers and distributors improve product availability, inventory management and overall supply chain efficiency. The software interprets point-of-sale data and inventory data to forecast store-level demand and optimize replenishment orders.

Wesco has been using Power Enterprise software, which was developed by IDS and acquired by Retalix in 2005. Wesco is the first customer to integrate DAX with Power Enterprise.

Rachelle Osborn, director of information technology of Wesco, says, "Our commitment to service is key to our success, and Retalix DemandAnalytX will help us provide fast, friendly service by reducing out-of-stocks and improving the ordering process. Store orders and on-hand information will feed directly to our current Retalix Power Enterprise system in our warehouse to ensure the same goal. The investment in DAX will help us to continue growing into one of the premier companies in the convenience store industry."

Project work is already under way and the first stores will go live in Q1 2006. The rollout to the full chain will be completed in the first half of 2006.

Source: Retalix USA

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