Reitmans expands Oracle Retail footprint to improve merchandising and supply chain operations

Redwood Shores, Calif. Reitmans, Canada’s largest specialty retailer, has selected the Oracle Retail Merchandising System to help transform its merchandising and supply chain operations, as well as support growth across seven brands and more than 950 stores. The suite of applications provides out-of-the-box integration with supply chain operations, making it easier for staff to support and upgrade the systems.

The retailer expects to use the Oracle Retail applications to improve critical aspects of its merchandising and supply chain operations, such as gaining better analysis of item attributes, fine-tuning case packs to align with store-level size demand, and automating order execution, as well as improving order quality, status visibility and context around the allocation.

Additionally, Reitmans expects to use the system to further improve price management by creating rules-based clearance and gaining more robust management of promotions.

“The Oracle Retail suite of applications addresses specific opportunities to create value across the fashion merchandising and supply chain business,” said Diane Randolph, CIO, Reitmans. “We will be able to support changes and growth across all parts of our business, and the out-of-the-box integration will enable us to reduce the overall cost of maintenance and upgrades.”

To reduce IT costs and increase flexibility to support business needs, Reitmans will eliminate a highly customized legacy environment.

Reitmans already uses a wide range of Oracle technology and applications, including the Oracle Database, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Financials and Oracle Retail planning applications.

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