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Matalan introduces software to improve inventory management


UK-based clothing and homeware retailer Matalan has deployed a new inventory management solution to improve its visibility over stock.
The company will use two of Oracle’s ‘Retail Cloud’ solutions to provide a single view of merchandise across its supply chain. Through the Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service, Matalan will have a view into its sales history to allow it to plan what it needs to buy.

The Oracle Retail Assortment and Item Planning Cloud Service, meanwhile, uses technology such as automation to provide the retailer with visibility over product lines in its different locations.

Matalan already makes use of the Oracle Marketing Cloud to support its online and mobile campaigns.

Howard Reed, chief technology officer at Matalan, said: “We continue to invest in innovative technology and tools that enable us to present our customers with a fantastic product range that is accessible where and when they choose to shop.”

Mike Webster, SVP and GM at Oracle Retail, said: “Our SaaS solutions provide retailers like Matalan with a quick and consistent path to adopt innovations, standardise business processes, and leverage best practice templates through our continuous delivery model.”

Matalan is a member of eDelivery sister title InternetRetailing’s IREU index of top performing retailers. It has 225 stores across the UK.

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