Retailers today operate within an ever more competitive landscape, one in which the pace of change is accelerating, lead times are tightening, margins are getting squeezed and the room for error is rapidly diminishing.

To maintain a competitive edge, retailers are turning to best-of-breed planning and forecasting systems to help them manage their business more scientifically. But changing an existing system that is core to a business, or implementing a new one for the first time, often involves significant upheaval and change.

And that can mean real risk to the business.

At JWC we understand that the implementation of any new system can be a daunting experience to even the largest of organisations, and today´s complex planning and forecasting packages are no exception. If the implementation is going to succeed like it has to, then real skill and expertise will be required.