IGA selects NCR Software Solutions to Enhance Supply Chain

By CIOReview | Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FREMONT, CA: NCR Corporation, provider of consumer transaction technologies has announced that Foster’s Food Fair - IGA has selected a suite of NCR’s supply chain and merchandising software solutions to assist in driving costs out of providing fresh food and goods in a complex island import and tariff environment.

 Foster has invested in the NCR Power Enterprise suite that includes NCR Power Warehouse with voice-directed automation technology, NCR Dock Scheduling to optimize dock efficiencies, NCR HQ with Webstore for item assortment and store operation planning, NCR Demand-Driven Replenishment for optimized inventory delivery. 

This platform helps Foster’s to properly price items on store shelves based on their landed costs – no small task when nearly everything is shipped to their island distribution center from around the world.  Demand-driven replenishment technology, included in the solution, keeps optimized inventory levels on the store shelves by synchronizing sales and demand data back through the supply chain.

We needed an end-to-end warehouse-to-shelf management solution that was efficient, logical and flexible,” says Woody Foster, managing director, Foster’s Food Fair - IGA.  “Operating solely on an island with huge swings in tourist populations and extreme weather events throughout the year creates wild fluctuations in demand.  NCR has created a solution that not only addresses our unique needs today, but positions us for continued growth and higher revenues going forward.”