Merchandising and Planning Solutions from AWS

Improve merchandising decisions and execution through enhanced customer insights, demand forecasting, category management, and store implementation.

The Autonomous Journey: Transforming Demand Planning in CPG and Retail Supply Chains

Do you want to learn how you can add resiliency to your supply chain so you’re not left flat-footed when the next disruption occurs?

Improve merchandising decisions and execution
Merchandising lies at the core of a retailer’s business. Retailers must plan their assortment, collect and setup product information, buy products from vendors, move products where demand exists, and sell those products with competitive pricing. Technology applied to this process helps ensure profitability.


Improve demand forecast accuracy
AWS powers solutions that help to select the right products to meet consumer demands, then manage the item’s lifecycle from design to delivery. Having the right range of products increases sales and inventory turns leading to increased revenue.
Preserve margins
Setting the right initial price and later markdowns can be optimized using AI/ML algorithms to preserve margins and manage seasonal inventory. We can help balance sell-thru rates and margins by using the right price, especially with seasonal items.
Enhance in-store experiences
Not only is it important to allocate the right products to the right channels, but it’s also critical to manage shelves/racks and maximize visual appeal to consumers. Solutions such as allocation and replenishment running on AWS help maximize sales.
Maximize promotion effectiveness
Making deals with vendors and offering discounts to consumers all factor into the final price and margin from the items sold. The right promotions can drive incremental sales and attract greater levels of loyalty.

Forecast a properly stocked future with AWS

AWS can help you understand your particular demand trends and forecast to decrease stockouts, excess inventory, and costs.

Improving Forecast Accuracy with Machine Learning

Generate accurate forecasts from diverse datasets to predict retail inventory demand, supply-chain planning, workforce status, web traffic forecasting, and more.

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Anaplan on AWS

Transform how you see, plan, and run your business. Understand current performance now and predictively forecast what's next for faster, more confident decisions. 

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Optimize products across your distribution centers, fulfill demand by ensuring products are allocated to the right location at the lowest cost.

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AWS services

Forecast business outcomes easily and accurately using machine learning.
Build, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models for any use case with fully managed infrastructure, tools, and workflows.
Automate data flows by securely integrating third party applications and AWS services, without code.
Easily find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud.
Allow everyone in your organization to understand your data by asking questions in natural language, exploring through interactive dashboards, or automatically looking for patterns and outliers powered by machine learning.
Accelerate your time to insights with fast, easy, and secure cloud data warehousing at scale.

Customer stories

We work with the industry’s leading retail companies - innovators and pioneers - who expect more from their technology partners and know that great experiences speak louder than words. Learn more about the exciting ways retail companies are leading their customer journeys with AWS.

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More Retail Ltd. improved forecast accuracy while reducing food waste and out of stocks.

More Retail moved forecasting demand to ordering using automated machine learning approach with Amazon Forecast to decrease food spoilage, out of stocks, excess inventory, and costs.

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Building a successful inventory planning solution with Amazon Forecast
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Euclid helps retailers optimize their stores and merchandising activities.

Euclid analyzes more than 21 million shopping sessions per month to correlate traffic with marketing campaigns and to help retailers optimize hours for peak traffic. Learn how Learn how Euclid collects, processes, and stores up to 30 GB of data per day for over the last three years, while saving 80 to 90 percent using AWS.

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Shimamura Music Improves Business with Demand Forecasting and Automated Ordering

To automate its product order operations, Shimamura Music Co., Ltd. migrated its on-premises demand forecasting system to a cloud-based system that could adjust to future changes in the business environment while still providing reliable, high-quality forecasts. A non-engineering team in the logistics department built an in-house demand forecasting and automated ordering system that improves shortage rates and increases business efficiency using Amazon Forecast.

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The Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola Argentina Uses AWS to Speed Store Inventory Orders and Product Delivery

As one of the largest Coca-Cola distributors, the company built an app to better serve traditional small neighborhood businesses to order product. Using a wide array of AWS services, Coca-Cola Argentina launched the Wabi app and now retailer customers receive product delivers in 15 minutes.

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Baba’s Keeps Its Spices Fresh with Real-Time Data from SAP on AWS

Baba’s integrated and automated in-store product ordering for their retail customers on one platform with SAP on AWS, cutting order processing and delivery times by 50 percent.

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From forecasting demand to ordering – An automated machine learning approach with Amazon Forecast to decrease stockouts, excess inventory, and costs

Innovate with key industry partners

Discover purpose-built AWS Partner solutions for Merchandise and Planning on AWS through the AWS Partner Network (APN) Retail Competency and AWS Marketplace.

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Anaplan is a market-leading, cloud-native enterprise SaaS company that offers solutions that help retailers see, plan, and run their businesses. Using their proprietary AI/ML technology, Anaplan lets retailers contextualize real-time performance, and forecast future outcomes for faster, confident decisions.

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Algonomy is a global leader in algorithmic customer engagement powering digital first strategies for retailers. Algonomy provides a dependable AI-powered cloud data and analytics platform dedicated to driving customer’s success.

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Aptos is one of the largest providers of enterprise software focused exclusively on retail. Aptos offers omnichannel solutions to help retail brands effectively adapt to change and create experiences that enhance their unique brand promise.

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SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.

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o9 is the premier AI-powered platform for driving digital transformations of integrated planning and operations capabilities.

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Peak's AI Decision Intelligence platform brings AI into the core of retail businesses, helping companies optimize processes and power performance across the retail value chain.

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AWS Service Partners

Our network of AWS Service Partners offers strategy and deployment services to retail brands to accelerate digital transformation and innovation.

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Accenture is a global professional services company that
helps companies by innovating around industry-specific functions and capabilities to provide clients with speed-to-value.

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Deloitte retail technology helps to mobilize data and insights to optimize customer experiences, create operational efficiencies, improve product pricing, and inform management decisions.

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Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services that helps customers discover, evaluate, and integrate software, services, and processes that help reimagine the enterprise value chain in the cloud and deliver fast time to value.

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Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology.

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AWS Marketplace

Retail solutions from AWS Partners are also available on AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog of third-party software, services, and data that makes it easy to find, buy, deploy, and manage software on AWS.


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Data Exchange

Easy-to-use third-party data for Consumer-Packed Goods & Retail organizations

Discover, subscribe to, and analyze hundreds of diverse retail data sets with AWS Data Exchange. From a single cloud interface, your organization can consume inventory, sales, demographics, and other retail databases from qualified providers. 

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