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MGI 360 Ratings: RELEX in Supply Chain Management JULY 15 2017`

MGI 360 LogoINITIAL RATING: We are initiating coverage of RELEX Solutions in Supply Chain Management with an MGI 360 Rating of 57 and a POSITIVE outlook.
 
OPINION: RELEX is a retail-focused demand, allocation, assortment, space and replenishment planning memory-resident SaaS solution. Clients can visually map and run multiple supply chain business processes within the RELEX SCM offering, delivering attribute-driven planning without custom integration. Clients mention RELEX collaborative implementation approach, ability to bring solutions online for multi-billion dollar enterprises in a fraction of time quoted by competitors. For rating details and comparisons of RELEX vis-a-vis its peer benchmarks, please see the research note attached below.
 
USE CASE: Retail organizations with value-driven operations teams seeking rapid implementations of supply chain solutions that control waste and drive top line revenue. In grocery, RELEX is focused on fresh and perishables supply chain – an under-served opportunity. 100% of RELEX clients are referenceable.
 
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Founded by three supply chain scientists, RELEX grew quickly to over 175 clients, primarily in Europe. In 2013, RELEX raised a net of $10MM (USD) from Summit Partners and in 2016 acquired category management provider Galleria RTS to expand its addressable market and open the door to a “space-aware” retail supply chain planning solution. Co-founder Michael Falck has led RELEX growth in North America since 2015.
 
COMPETITORS: JDA, Symphony, SAP(F&R), JustEnough and Oracle
 
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