Supply chain managers

Whether you work at a retailer or supplier, we can help you meet your KPIs

Managing the impacts of weather on your supply chain is challenging but critical to business performance. We offer a comprehensive weather service that enables you to: 

  • Improve your sales forecast accuracy
  • Ensure stock availability at a national, regional and store level
  • Reduce inventory and waste of perishable goods
  • Ensure accurate resource deployment

Key features and benefits

Our comprehensive service includes DemandMet™, weather data, weather alerts and advisory calls with our expert meteorologists. We can tailor the service to meet your exact specifications. Here are just a few of the key features you can benefit from:

Unique and industry specific - We are the only provider to offer comparisons of the weather of last week, or last year, enabling you to compare previous sales results with the weather at that time, and use this information to inform short-term sales forecasts, anticipate store footfall and plan appropriate product volumes. Other industry specific features include daily breakdowns, model day, new sunshine hours and temperature confidence level.

Accurate and reliable - Unlike other weather providers, our 14 day regional weather forecasts are based on an average of observations taken from multiple locations within that region, rather than one observation location, giving you increased confidence when making decisions. Forecasts for specific stores, depots or key suppliers can also be provided.

Unrivalled archive of historic weather data - We offer a wide range of historic data with high level of granularity. We can provide 'model days' to identify relevant days in the past with similar weather conditions to support current sales forecasts and analyse the impacts of weather on sales.

Relevant and timely weather warnings and alerts - Our alerts inform you about potential weather impacts on your business so you can take informed operational decisions. We provide these ahead of key trading events, hot weekends and when there is a significant change in weather conditions.

You can find further information about our services and how to get in touch on the pages below

Last updated: 19 September 2016

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