John Lewis & Partners’ Journey to a Single View of Inventory with Oracle Retail - The Foundations

April 24, 2019
11:00 a.m. EDT

John Lewis & Partners describes their Oracle Retail Merchandising implementation journey to one view of inventory.

In the course of a large-scale implementation, centered around Oracle Retail Merchandising System and Oracle Retail Price Management, the UK retailer John Lewis & Partners has streamlined processes and set the stage for a more agile, data-driven future.

John Lewis & Partners has been completing an enterprise-wide overhaul of its systems and processes, with a goal of providing a single view, and consequently better management, of the company’s inventory. 

Retailer Attendee Takeaways
  • Standardize relationships with your suppliers. They’re the source of a vast amount of the data you need within your business. Figure out what you want to know and ask all of them for it in the same way. 
  • Put a data governance team in place. It takes a huge effort to clean up bad and inconsistent data. Once that’s done, make sure you have a system — and people — focused on keeping it clean going forward. 
  • Reward successes. Recognizing positive contributions can have a tremendous effect both on team-building and forward momentum.