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4R's Profit Optimizing Inventory Solutions Helps The Vitamin Shoppe Drive Increased Productivity and Performance
Date:12/15/2009

r team is focused on making The Vitamin Shoppe a world class retailer with great business performance. They were focused on results and when they found an answer that worked, they moved very quickly to capitalize on it. We completed our 3-step process (evaluate, prove, implement) in 7 months. During that period, we analyzed historical data to estimate the profit improvement opportunity, we did a live pilot to prove out the results and we implemented the store inventory solution in April 2008. We completed implementation of the DC solution in the summer of 2008 and, since then, The Vitamin Shoppe has been ordering directly off of 4R's DC inventory models."

"4R has allowed us to refocus our resources on not just managing our inventory but improving our supply chain,' said Jason Scheffer, Director of Inventory at The Vitamin Shoppe. "When we implemented 4R, we quickly saw 4R's models set inventory at levels that made more sense and performed better. That allowed us to free up people who had been managing those levels and refocus them on working with vendors to drive better vendor service levels and lead-times. The combination of 4R with our supply chain improvement efforts has been the key to meeting our aggressive inventory management goals."

About 4R Systems, Inc.

4R Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced inventory and supply chain solutions which help retailers significantly increase profits by optimizing their inventory and related supply chain decisions. Founded by supply chain experts from The Wharton School and Harvard Business School, 4R provides capabilities that profit optimize the matching of supply with demand. From initial launch, through replenishment and to end-of-life and for products ranging from short-lived fashion items to long-term staples, 4R provides retailers with solutions that fit their business. Clients using 4R solutions have seen increases in profitability of 1-2% of sales as a result o
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