IG&H adds RELEX supply chain solutions to its retail offering

25 April 2024 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read

IG&H has agreed a partnership with RELEX, a global provider of supply chain platforms and solutions.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, IG&H is a management and digital consulting firms focused on transformations in five sectors. Finland-headquartered RELEX provides its technology solutions to over 400 customers around the world, mainly retailers, wholesale companies, and manufacturers.

The partnership between the two companies will see IG&H integrate the retail-focused suite of RELEX solutions into its own retail supply chain services. 

Maarten Vaessen, Managing Director for Retail at IG&H, said the joining of forces will deepen the firm’s capabilities in supply chain areas such as demand planning, merchandising, supply chain, assortment management, operations and inventory.

“We are thrilled to partner with RELEX to enhance our ability to drive improved retail and supply chain performance,” he said. “Our combined expertise and innovative technologies will empower clients to navigate complex challenges, optimize their operations and achieve sustainable growth.”

Among the main tangible benefits the partners aim to achieve at joint clients include improving the visibility of products across the supply chain, ensuring higher product availability, and higher profitability across sales and distribution channels.

Bas van Lith, Sales Director for the Benelux at RELEX, commented: “Our partnership with IG&H underscores our commitment to helping our customers drive efficiency, realize tangible benefits quickly and support their overall retail and supply chain planning strategies holistically.”

The collaboration comes at a time when retailers are facing fundamental shifts in how they should manage their supply chain. At the side of consumers, expectations on product availability, speed and customer experience are mounting, raising the bar for retailers. Delivering on this ambition is however becoming increasingly challenging, in light of disruption in supply chains, inflation, and more.

“To meet these changing demands and manage operational complexity, advanced technology and data solutions are indispensable,” said Van Lith. “Gone are the days of inefficient spreadsheets.”

Vaessen added: “By combining IG&H’s sector knowledge and experience in retail transformations with RELEX’s advanced retail planning solutions, we can provide clients with the tools they need to become more digital and advance in how they serve their customers and manage their end-to-end operations.”