• Inventory Optimisation

    At Brookes Retail, our inventory optimisation software employs unique demand and inventory modelling technology in order to reduce stock-outs, improved inventory turns and increase both store shelf and warehouse availability.

    Better planning means better sales and increased cash flow

    Traditional inventory planning systems and approaches are limited by their use of approximations and untargeted “segmentations”, grouping stores and assortments into arbitrary segments and assigning the same target to all SKU-Ls in the segment. The resulting recommendations are poor and result in poor inventory and service levels.

    Our inventory planning solutions can optimise very complex supply chains including multiple distributions networks (multi-echelon inventory optimisation or MEIO). By balancing inventory levels across different locations including warehouse and store inventory (optimal staging) and different Bill-of-Material (BOM) levels, our inventory planning software can automatically suggest the right “decoupling points” and adequate stock levels in any supply chain location.

    The inventory planning solutions uses proprietary analytical relationships between inventory levels and service levels, providing highly reliable inventory forecasting and optimum inventory levels even for very large assortments and very slow moving, intermittent demand and “long tail” assortments. As a result, our solutions offer highly automated, powerful and sophisticated inventory optimisation for an extremely low cost and incredible ROI.

    We are the official distributor in the UK and Ireland for ToolsGroup SO99+ supply chain planning software, which provides best-in-class demand planning capabilities and machine learning technology.

    Brookes also has strategic technology partners such as Board for analytics and Microsoft Azure for scale, reliability and development.


    Key features:

    • Multi-echelon inventory management
    • Support for complex and slow-moving assortments
    • Improved on shelf availability & service levels


    Case Studies:

    “The flexibility of consultants during all this change was world-class … So far this project has gone far better than we ever could have imagined … We’ve actually managed to grow our revenue and reduce our inventory costs, so I’m very pleased.”
    - Chris Clowes, Supply Chain Manager, Costa Express
    "Brookes Retail has proven to be an ideal partner in helping O2 plan a supply chain that can respond to changes in demand"
    - David Flaxten, Demand Planning Manager, O2 UK

    Brookes Retail Supply Chain Planning Solutions

    use collaborative data from multiple sources for more accurate demand forecasting
    optimise in-store and warehouse inventory levels to reduce inventory costs
    improve demand forecast accuracy using signals from data and AI, including seasonal variations, long tail and intermittent demand products
    reduce out-of-stocks and increase on-shelf availability

    Why choose Brookes Retail?

    Brookes Retail, the official UK distributor of ToolsGroup SO99+ supply chain software, brings together the best supply chain people, processes and technology to create sophisticated, highly automated demand-driven solutions which deliver measurable and sustainable business value to our customers.

    We offer market leading consultancy, software and managed services for inventory optimisation, demand forecasting and product replenishment planning.

    We understand the challenges enterprises face in a digital economy with high customer service and investor performance expectations.


    O2 case study

    See how O2 synchronised retail demand and supply by offering a single integrated system


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    Costa Express cups

    Costa Express is the UK’s largest and fastest growing coffee shop brand, read our demand sensing case study

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    Wayfare case study

    See how the largest online-only retailer of home goods implemented SO99+ to help manage high volumes, extreme demand volatility and long-tail SKUs

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