Ace Hardware Case Study

As Ace Hardware expanded globally, its replenishment needs became more complex. The company sought a scalable, advanced replenishment planning solution that would enable it to support time-phased demand forecasting, along with multi-echelon and multi-tier planning capabilities, for its domestic and import vendors. Leveraging capabilities from JDA's Intelligent Fulfillment solution, the company realized the following results:

  • Reduced inventory by $27 million, including an $11 million decrease in import inventory due to redeployment of safety stock and a planned reduction of $16 million in domestic safety stock
  • Increased service levels for imported products
  • Decreased space requirements at its redistribution center, resulting in annual savings of $475,000