BI reporting in Retail and Distribution has certain specifics, which is not only related to big volumes of sales ticket level details. High emphasis is given to Stock management, supplier relationships, vendor contract management and vendor rebate reporting. At the same time sales, pricing, and promotion management analysis play a key role in decision making for retail and distribution. Logistics reports with a focus on warehouse performance indicators can also be invaluable in optimizing warehouse management and store delivery processes.
In the post below I will describe a few reporting models and KPIs related to Stock management, P&L by product and supplier; and Procurement/supplier relationship management. Other reporting areas related to Retail and Distribution (Sales, Logistics, etc.) will be covered in further posts.