Advance Auto adds predictive analysis software

Roanoke, Va. To improve inventory control and customer satisfaction, Advance Auto Parts added analysis technology from SPSS, Chicago.

Since launching its “Availability Excellence” initiative, Advance Auto is committed to upholding its slogan, “Delivering the right parts to the right place at the right time -- every time.” The only way to support this concept is to have insight into inventory levels and consumer demand. SPSS’ Predictive Analytics Software suite helps the chain achieve this.

PASW Modeler, formerly marketed under the Clementine name, and PASW Collaboration & Deployment Services, which was previously called Predictive Enterprise Services, both support the company’s market basket analysis, and help the chain optimize its supply chain to accurately manage inventory available at warehouses and individual stores.

“The software enables our organization to bring the right product closer to the customer, which improves product availability, overall profitability and the propensity to move SKUs at stores,” said Jim North, VP inventory market replenishment, Advance Auto Parts.

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