Industry: Retail
Platform: IBM


Optimization of supply chain planning for Lensmaster, the largest optical chain in Russia, a subsidiary of the international company GRANDVISION GROUP

GMCS, in close collaboration with Lensmaster’s experts, has developed and commissioned a system for optimizing supply chain planning as part of replenishment, distribution and return flow planning based on IBM ILOG and IBM Planning Analytics:

  • Automated orders for replenishing the assortment of stores in a single system while avoiding inconvenient planning in Excel
  • Optimal replenishment plans for stores for all product categories (frames, lenses, etc.) and types of product items (direct, reverse, cross-dock and store-store)
  • Reverse flows on the horizon up to 1 month
  • Reporting (operational and tactical plan, order statistics, warehouse congestion, new products turnover, etc.)

The project was implemented in 7 months.

The system ensures:

  • Reduced planning time with the IBM ILOG optimization engine, convenient and structured planning user interfaces
  • Decision making based on transparent, relevant and consistent data
  • Support for the company's development strategy aimed at continuous improvement of service quality and retailer’s performance indicators