Blockbuster Uses QLogitek's SaaS Supply Chain Software for Scan-based Trading
Client Profile & Industry
Blockbuster Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blockbuster Inc. In 2010, it operated over 440 stores in 10 provinces across Canada and was the leading rental retailer in the country providing in-home movie and game entertainment.
Business Problems & Challenges
The retailer was required to have "scan-based trading" (SBT) by a supplier in a certain category. The retailer took this opportunity to completely move to scan-based trading to reduce inventory carrying cost and to better manage cash-flow.
QLogitek was able to quickly implement scan-based trading along with its Hosted EDI System in 3-4 months.
Results & Benefits
- The retailer's business processes have improved significantly in several ways.
- Both the retailer and the supplier noticed an immediate sales lift for the supplier's product suite which increased profits for both parties.
- The complexity of the entire merchandizing cycle and the associated business processes in procurement and inventory replenishment was significantly reduced.
- Substantial reductions in inventory carrying costs for the retailer..