The leading US online grocer is embracing AIMMS supply chain analytics technology to support its warehouse operations and S&OP process.
The partnership will enable Peapod to roll out analytics Apps across several supply chain functions using the AIMMS SC Navigator platform.
Peapod saw an immediate opportunity to enhance productivity service levels in their warehouses. To do this, they are building a custom solution for product placement optimization on the AIMMS platform with the help of Districon, an AIMMS implementation partner. Peapod has 4 warehouse fulfillment centers and 21 warerooms that are attached to a physical store. They operate under a centralized distribution model to provide next-day delivery in 24 U.S. markets throughout Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin. Peapod has great control and visibility over inventory and logistics using this model. The use of AIMMS-based optimization will help them further exceed customer expectations.
Peapod is looking to self-enable their expert supply chain team with advanced analytics. To achieve this, Peapod has opted-in for a 3-year subscription of the AIMMS SC Navigator platform. The platform offers a configurable suite of Apps that run on AIMMS' trusted mathematical optimization engine. One of the SC Navigator Apps being explored first will the S&OP app, supporting Peapod's Sales & Operations Planning processes, facilitating more collaboration and scenario modeling with prescriptive analytics.
"Peapod is excited to partner with AIMMS and Districon to create the ideal custom-made solution for our warehouse optimization analytics, as well as jointly exploring the possibilities of supporting our S&OP processes through AIMMS' SC Navigator suite of applications" according to Daniël van Gool, Peapod's Director of Supply Chain Development
"We are thrilled that Peapod has chosen AIMMS SC Navigator to democratize analytics throughout the supply chain and look forward to working together over the next three years," said AIMMS VP North America Chris Gordon.
Peapod – an Ahold USA company – is the country's leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets throughout Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin. Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy households, today Peapod has delivered more than 40 million grocery orders. Customers can order online or on Peapod's free mobile app for delivery to homes and workplaces or pick-up at many convenient locations. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (1.800.573.2763), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.peapod.com or the brand's social media channels @PeapodDelivers.
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