JustEnough Software and Ackermans to Present at SAPICS 2012

Ackermans to Share How it Made Significant Inventory Management Improvements with Support of JustEnough Demand Forecasting

Newport Beach, Calif. – May 21, 2012 - JustEnough Software, a leading provider of demand management solutions for retailers, distributors and brand owners worldwide, today announced that it will co-present with Ackermans at the 34th annual SAPICS 2012 Conference & Exhibition, June 3-5 in South Africa.

Ackermans is one of the oldest names in retail in South Africa, offering a wide range of consumer goods products in more than 450 stores located throughout the country. During the SAPICS 2012 presentation, Renée Jain, Ackermans’ IT systems manager and Heidi Fischer, JustEnough’s general manager of the South Africa region, will share how the retailer made significant inventory management improvements with the support of JustEnough Demand Forecasting.

“We are honored that SAPICS selected Ackermans as one of a handful of companies that has a compelling and insightful supply chain story to tell,” Jain said. “A retailer of our size is expected to have the right products on its shelves to meet consumer demand. Before JustEnough we lacked adequate visibility into inventory, resulting in stock-outs, overstocks and missed sales opportunities. That has since changed with the use of JustEnough Demand Forecasting and we are eager to share our experience with conference attendees.”

According to Jain, Ackermans has achieved the following benefits now that it has best-in-class demand forecasting technology in place:

  • Decreased excess stock by 10%
  • Increased product sales by 5%
  • Increased visibility into SKUs at all levels
  • Improved SKU sales forecast accuracy
  • Reduced stock-outs and overstocks
  • Streamlined ordering process
  • Improved collaboration between planners and buyers

“Ackermans serves as a wonderful example of a retailer that realized there was a huge opportunity to better manage demand at the store/SKU level, as well as manage stock levels in the warehouse,” Fischer added. “We are pleased to share in Ackermans’ success and are looking forward to co-presenting at SAPICS 2012.”

For more information about SAPICS 2012, visit www.sapics.org.

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