BOSTON, January 16, 2018 — ToolsGroup and its Greek partner THellas announced today that Dixons South East Europe (SEE) has gone live with ToolsGroup SO99+ software to automate its omnichannel supply chain planning and transform from a supply-driven to a demand-driven model. Dixons SEE is part of the Dixon’s Carphone Group worldwide network and operates in Greece under the name Kotsovolos, where it is the country’s leading electronics and electrical goods retailer.
Dixons SEE uses ToolsGroup SO99+ to plan daily replenishment and handle product lifecycle management (PLM) for roughly 20,000 active items stocked in 70 retail stores, as well as its central distribution center and warehouses. Eight central planners use SO99+ to manage demand across all Dixons SEE’s sales channels including the physical stores, online and B2B. It generates optimal inventory and purchasing proposals from suppliers and inter-location stock transfers.
Through this large-scale transformation project with THellas, Dixons SEE has gained a highly automated, demand-driven planning process, increased visibility and optimized inventory levels throughout its network. THellas also tailored SO99+ to provide systems integration and custom capabilities, including handling PLM and product substitution. For back office operations, the implementation supports strategic and tactical supply chain planning, using SO99+ modeling and scenario management capabilities.
According to Mr. Dimitris Galanis, Chief Commercial Officer, Dixons SEE, “We were impressed with how diligent and committed ToolsGroup’s partner THellas worked to deliver this ambitious project with us. By transitioning from a supply- to demand-driven planning approach, we are becoming more operationally efficient and achieving higher service levels.”
At an event to celebrate the project go-live, John Vasilakos, CEO, Dixons SEE added, “This project with THellas to implement ToolsGroup is the first major transformation project we’ve successfully completed in several years. We expect the operational improvements and service-driven approach will help us be more competitive in the marketplace.”
About Dixons SEE
Dixons South East Europe, (local brand name: Kotsovolos) is Greece’s leading electrical electronic and electric goods retailer and part of Dixons Carphone Group worldwide network. Kotsovolos began as a single store in Athens in 1950. Today it trades more than 20.000 SKUs, from 95 physical stores (owned and franchises) together with an on-line shop and employs more than 2000 people, creating a revenue of more than €400m. For more information visit http://www.kotsovolos.gr
ToolsGroup is a global provider of supply chain planning and demand analytics software. Our customers overcome volatile demand and challenging supply chains to generate accurate forecasts and outstanding customer service levels with less global inventory. Reliable behind-the-screen technology and scalable statistical models enable highly intelligent data-driven decision making, combined with ease of use. ToolsGroup’s solutions span key supply chain planning areas such as Demand Forecasting and Collaboration, S&OP, Demand Sensing, Promotion Forecasting and Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO). For more information visit www.toolsgroup.com or follow us on Twitter @ToolsGroup.
THellas is ToolsGroup’s exclusive distributor for Greece and Cyprus, delivering simple supply chain planning solutions using sophisticated supply chain software. Established in Greece during 2017 it helps its customers improve their product availability, reduce working capital and logistics costs, whilst freeing up planning resources. www.thellas.com