Analytics facilitate the change
In order to capitalize on an existing retail store network as an extension of the supply chain, a retailer must establish visibility and actionable analytics across the different systems that support your new order and fulfillment processes. For this type of complex project the following capabilities are required:
- Agility – Redesigning the supply chain to incorporate both stores and dark stores will require new systems and changes to existing systems. A retailer must quickly and easily plug in new systems, modify legacy systems, and unplug outdated systems without interrupting business operations.
- Sophistication without Complexity – A modern analytics platform must allow a business user to uncover relationships in data across systems without requiring an advanced technical skill set.
- Mobility – Analytics are required at the point of decision which is in the store via any mobile device. A retailer is not going to uncover phantom inventory in the corporate office until it is too late.
- Governance – Business users must be able to trust the data in their analysis and the core analytics platform must have controls for granting access to secure data
Platform provides a retailer all the capabilities described above to change the role of their stores to key fulfillment hubs, and much more. The end goal of the Qlik Platform is to allow a customer to see the whole story that lives within their data, and we invite you to try the Qlik Supply Chain – Inventory & Product Availability Demo