Groupe Dynamite is a growing, Montreal–based fast–fashion retailer with more than 380 locations around the world for its two brands,Dynamite and Garage. As the company expanded across North America and the Middle East it realized its current forecasting, allocation and replenishment processes relied on heavy manual intervention that would not scale. To stay ahead of rapidly changing fashion trends and shrinking seasons, Groupe Dynamite set a goal to sell through its inventory in six to eight weeks, minimize initial store allocations, improve service levels, and automate processes where possible to free its internal resources to be more strategic.
“As a fast–fashion retailer it is critical we are able to anticipate trends and remain flexible enough to adapt to changing conditions mid–season,” said Isabelle Rousseau, allocations director, Groupe Dynamite. “Our implementation of Logility Voyager Retail Optimization has enabled us to improve our sell through, reduce our markdowns and increase profitability as we position merchandise in the optimal location to delight our customers. We have become a more sophisticated organization and have automated nearly 80% our store replenishments to meet our growing business needs.”
Voyager Retail Optimization allows Groupe Dynamite to develop forecasts down to the store level accounting for consumer variances including climate, culture, economy, and fashion trends. With an improved forecast, the company is able to minimize its initial allocation to each retail location and then auto–replenish each store based on style level sales activity.
Groupe Dynamite has realized several benefits including an improved forecast, increased inventory turns, automated allocation and replenishment processes, and the development of more accurate size curves to better fit individual store location needs. These improvements have also let the team focus on strategic, proactive initiatives instead of reacting to challenges after they arise.
“Groupe Dynamite operates in the highly challenging fashion retail market where planning and supply chain optimization have a significant impact on the ability to offer customers the merchandise they want in the sizes they desire when and where they want them,” said Allan Dow, president, Logility.” We congratulate Groupe Dynamite on their retail planning and supply chain transformation and the tangible benefits they have achieved through their innovative use of Logility Voyager Solutions to help drive success and support its expansion to provide the latest, in–style fashion trends to consumers around the world.
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