Global Shop Replenishment (GSR) Conference for APAC

Improved shop planning and replenishment to better support ABOs has taken a big step forward, after a successful APAC Global Shop Replenishment (GSR) conference in October.


Held from 4 October – 7 October 2016, the conference was organized to equip attendees with a high level understanding of what GSR is all about, while reviewing lessons learned from Europe and Malaysia for better future deployments.


The Director of Supply Chain Planning and Business Development Planning for Europe / Russia, Marc van Pruijssen gave the thumbs-up when asked to comment about the four-day conference.


“It was a highly interactive event. Supply chain leaders from across Asia Pacific, Europe and Corporate came together to learn about Shop Replenishment and how it can improve business operations for local markets,” Marc said.


“We hope that this conference will serve as an enabler for an efficient, effective and successful deployment of the Global Shop Replenishment Planning tool (JDA), which is set to spread its wings in Thailand, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.”


The four-day conference saw participants going through different sessions, learning more about Shop Replenishment and working together to develop a tailor-made implementation plan for the next market to go-live – Thailand.


Apart from fostering strong leadership alignment between global and regional teams, the conference also gave candidates an overview of change management activities focusing on communications and training.


Helen Espedido, Logistics and Warehouse Supervisor for Philippines said: “This conference has helped our team to learn more about GSR and what it could potentially mean for Philippines.”


“One of the most invaluable key take-aways from the conference was the opportunities and lessons learned from Malaysia. To me, the practical suggestions and insights are something we should all remember while experiencing transition.”


Malaysia, the first market in Asia Pacific to deploy the Global Shop Replenishment tool JDA, went live on 6 September 2016, with Thailand being the next market to go-live in 2017.


BSI Director Atsushi “Ash” Suzuki summed up the Shop Replenishment conference with some key take-aways.


“In a nutshell, the conference provided good understanding of the GSR strategy and solutions, as well as a clearer definition of roles and responsibilities. We will now refine our action plans to be mapped out effectively in terms of both project management and organizational change management”.


“More importantly, we have the direction we need to ensure a successful go-live in Thailand and subsequent markets,” concluded Ash.


GSR supports:

  1. A best in class tool for local forecast
  2. Better data to improve and collaborate on corporate forecast
  3. Efficiency in planner’s work
  4. Increased visibility across supply chain
  5. Inventory control and optimization
  6. Service level / availability control and optimization