Optimize Purchasing and Protect Margins

Price volatility and rising costs are constant challenges for the grocery industry.  And market demand by store cluster is variable. Not to mention changing market basket needs.

Whether it’s produce, deli, dairy or household goods your buyers must have the ability to see and adapt. But conventional systems and current processes don’t provide the real-time, cross-functional visibility that’s needed. That’s why supply chain, procurement, finance and corporate social responsibility executives depend on SCA Technologies to make better decisions for billions in category spend each year.

Industry leaders use the unique cross-functional approach of the SCA Planner suite to address the tough challenges of volatile commodity prices, extended supply chain networks and corporate social responsibility tradeoffs in a coordinated manner. Our innovative, cloud-based solutions deliver increased visibility and quicker response, leading to an average 3-5% reduction in the cost of goods sold on an annual basis.

Supply chain, operations, financial planning and marketing professionals all benefit from the SCA Planner’s more precise, forecast-driven costing and real-time analysis. And our customers enjoy rapid results, typically completing implementation, analysis and training in 2-4 months.
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Solutions for Grocery

Grocery retailers are constantly challenged by rising and volatile commodity costs, supply chain complexity and intense competitive pressure. More sophisticated tools to help measure store and category performance and SKU level profitability are becoming essential. That’s why they turn to SCA Planner to manage margins holistically at the store level.

We help grocery chains maximize margins with solutions for:

  • Supply Planning: By enabling collaborative planning across merchandising, sourcing and distribution, grocery chains can see more real-time information to help manage margins at store level.
  • Sourcing Cost Optimization: Grocery chains benefit from farm to fork cost optimization with accurate cost structures for sourcing and negotiation leverage.
  • Margin Projections and SKU Profitability: With dynamic cost of goods projections, grocery chains can drive SKU profitability and evaluate what-if scenarios.

SCA Technologies can help you manage market, supply and demand volatility.