Seicomart to Implement Symphony EYC G.O.L.D. Retail Management in Japan

Phase II of G.O.L.D. implementation to leverage Master Data Management for single, unified view of inventory and item data from head office, to warehouse, all the way through to the store.

Jan 14, 2013, 09:00 ET from Aldata

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NRF 102nd Annual Convention & Expo (Booth #2237) -- Aldata, now Symphony EYC, and a global leader in retail and distribution improvement software, today announced that Seicomart, a Japanese convenience store group, will deploy its G.O.L.D. Retail Management Solution, which includes Master Data Management (MDM), Product Information Management (PIM) and Events Monitoring, as phase two of its overall G.O.L.D. implementation. With G.O.L.D. MDM, Seicomart will achieve a single, unified view across all inventory data from the warehouse all the way through to the store.

Seicomart is a Japanese convenience store group with over 1,000 stores served by seven distribution centers predominantly in the Northern Island of Hokkaido, Japan. Established in 1971, the group provides fresh and healthy food at reasonable prices, while driving innovation and growth at an employee, project and group level.

In Q1 2013, Seicomart will complete phase one of its G.O.L.D. deployment with the implementation of Warehouse Replenishment, which will optimize inventory forecasting and management as well as procurement for supplier management and buying, and deliver real-time visibility and control across the company's retail operations.

As the cornerstone of its G.O.L.D. Retail Management Solution, Seicomart will eliminate multiple MDM systems among its group companies. By standardizing on G.O.L.D. MDM, Seicomart will get a single, company-wide view of inventory and the ability to easily handle consistency of pricing across all 1,000 stores.  Designed specifically for complex retail environments, G.O.L.D. MDM will enable Seicomart to:

  • Optimize its group supply chain with a holistic view of group wide inventory
  • Achieve a faster implementation of additional G.O.L.D. Supply Chain applications
  • Benefit from the best practices of European and American G.O.L.D customers
  • Diminish its risk in owning/developing its own group MDM solution
  • Leverage the G.O.L.D. easily plug-in other best-of-breed applications

"Seicomart has always aspired to incorporate business strategies and technologies from all over the world," said Hideki Tsutsumi, Director Distribution Control, Seico Fresh Foods, wholesale and distribution arm for Seicomart. "As we move into phase two of our G.O.L.D. supply chain implementation, Seicomart can learn through the best practices of European and American retailers, which have been, and continue to be, incorporated into the G.O.L.D. Supply Chain Management system."

"G.O.L.D. MDM will give Seicomart the modern and centralized data foundation it needs to optimize the G.O.L.D. Retail Suite," said Allan Davies, CMO of Symphony EYC. "It also ensures that they have a solid merchandise management system that will support both the adoption of retail best practices and Seicomart's continued growth."

About Symphony EYC

Aldata is now Symphony EYC, a global provider of retailing and distribution optimization solutions that help retailers, distributors and manufacturers address the challenges of rapid changes in shopper behavior and expectations. Symphony EYC's solutions build shopper trust, retention, and development through accurate, relevant, and on time analytics, marketing, merchandising, store operations, and supply fulfillment. Founded originally in 1988, the company has an unparalleled track record of delivering successful projects for the world's largest retail and consumer brands, national wholesale and distribution organizations, and regional store chains.  More at: or follow us on Twitter at @SymphonyEYC.

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