RETAIL & GROCERY

Get Ready to Meet Rising Expectations and Your Bottom-Line

Leaders in Retail & Grocery face a highly difficult environment, with rising supply chain costs, heightened consumer expectations, and growing competition cutting into margins from the top-down and the bottom-up. Many are questioning: how do we grow, sustain operational excellence, improve productivity, and remain relevant – all with less room for error? We apply decades of proven Integrated Systems Engineering experience to make that happen.

ADDRESS YOUR CHALLENGES

Today’s road to success in Retail & Grocery begins with accurately identifying your highest priority obstacles

Your challenges are not uncommon. Here’s what industry leaders are saying:

Organizational Alignment

How do we achieve better strategic alignment from the top to the bottom of our organization while driving better contributions from each team? We often struggle to find the balance between motivation and work duplication.”

Measurement & Analytics

How do we work through the duality of a data-rich and information-poor situation? We are struggling to make sense of our saturated data in a timely, actionable manner. This has a huge impact on our delivery, and we are simply not moving at the required speed yet.”

Capacity Management

Our managers are consumed with a steady stream of crises requiring constant attention, but our processes aren’t at the right level of standardization to handle them in an efficient manner. As a result, we’re either over-staffed or dealing with burnout. How do we break the team out of this pattern?”

Macro Headwinds

“We’re entering a period of ‘recessionary headwinds’. How do we maintain margins? We know we have to improve productivity and quality – but how do we accomplish that with resources who are already at capacity?”

Get in touch with our industry experts to see how you can set up your retail business for success.
OUR APPROACH

Our retail consultants apply a blended methodology to simplify your complex retail or grocery challenges and prioritize the most impactful solutions for your business

We put a relentless focus on building you a foundation for sustainable value generation in your Retail & Grocery practices by solving key challenges together.

Our blended methodology includes a unique approach to Lean Six Sigma design, a dedication to client education, and expert Integrated Systems Engineering. This allows us to architect better models for Strategy, People, Process, and Technology, so you can successfully execute stronger performance for your business from the top-down and bottom-up.

Explore our core Retail & Grocery services to learn more

Here’s a sample of a few specific areas we have transformed for a wide range of Retail & Grocery clients
  • Systematic growth for Enterprise Value
  • Variation reduction for store operations
  • Intelligent, integrated IT solutions
  • Employee pipeline & retention programs
  • Advanced performance analytics
  • Optimized warehouse layouts
  • Cross-functional huddle deployments
  • Faster onboarding & SOPs
Value comes from employing the right solutions
Together, we’ll materialize the impact of yours
INDUSTRY TRENDS: DEEP DIVE

Maintaining Margins Amid Significant Disruption

Today, many Retailers face a situation where increasing competition, ongoing digital innovation, and high consolidation costs must be addressed while dealing with tighter margins. In addition, these major shifts have been exacerbated by the global pandemic – placing more reliance on e-commerce as a channel and negatively affecting supply chain costs.

In such an environment, legacy technology and information systems have created a negative gravitational pull that hinders progress for those still reliant on them. With the swift and significant change in industry standards, leaders must transform their business in the right areas if they are to realize cost reduction and sustain long-term success.

Our retail consulting team continuously tracks emerging industry trends and their potential impact on our solutions in order to adapt them to weather these changes. Most recently, we are tracking:

Finding ways to architect better operating models that can allow an organization to grow profitability is no doubt a key for success in the 2020s era.

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