Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimization, announced today that PFD Food Services has gone live with its Decision Cloud® software platform for automating and optimising demand planning and replenishment activities. The cloud-based application has been deployed as an integrated AI-driven platform for the optimization and replenishment of tens of thousands of products across 70 warehouses. The deployment allows PFD to replace its legacy demand & replenishment planning system and further extend its use of Complexica’s Decision Cloud® platform across the business.
Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimization, announced today that it has signed a contract with PFD Food Services for the deployment of its Decision Cloud® software platform for automating and optimising demand planning and replenishment activities. Under the contract, PFD will deploy Complexica’s Decision Cloud® – powered by Complexica’s award-winning Artificial Intelligence engine, Larry, the Digital Analyst® – across its national operation to optimize the replenishment of tens of thousands of products across 70 warehouses. The deployment will allow PFD to replace its legacy Demand & Replenishment Planning system and extend its use of Complexica’s software and Artificial Intelligence engine across the business.
Complexica Managing Director Matt Michalewicz has discussed the rise of artificial intelligence and its potential for the drinks industry at a Drinks Association webinar.
“For the liquor industry in particular, advances in Artificial Intelligence systems and Machine Learning algorithms can drive improvements in high-value areas such as trade spend and promotional planning, pricing, demand forecasting and inventory optimization, as well as multi-channel marketing and sales activities,” Michalewicz said. "The problem is that there has been so much technological development in the recent past, that most liquor industry participants are unaware of what’s now possible and the benefits that can be realised.”
Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that it has signed a contract with SodaStream Australia for the deployment of a number of software applications for optimising sales force activities and managing customer relationships and interactions within a retail execution setting. Under the contract, Complexica will provide SodaStream staff with advanced capabilities for dynamic call planning, guided-selling, route optimisation, CRM, and order processing, through the deployment of its Customer Opportunity Profiler (COP), “Touchless” CRM, and Order Management System (OMS), which are collectively powered by Complexica’s award-winning Artificial Intelligence engine, Larry, the Digital Analyst®
“SodaStream is the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of sparkling water making systems, and Australia represents one of our highest growth markets worldwide. As such, we are always seeking ways to stay ahead of growing customer demand to ensure that our products are promptly available in an ever-increasing number of outlets throughout the country,” said Mark Fenton, CEO of SodaStream Australia. “Our products are distributed across a broad set of outlets operating under different business models, ranging from ‘big-box retailers’ to small convenience stores. This affects our ability to influence range, share-of-shelf, and stock holdings at the store level, and also adds complexity to our retail execution and field sales model. Given the rise of Artificial Intelligence and prescriptive analytics in recent times, we have partnered with Complexica to help us automatically predict the ‘next best stores’ to visit at any given time, provide each rep with the 'next best conversations' for each store, and dynamically optimise individual call plans.”