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Beyond Covid-19 – Optimising Warehouses and Dark Stores for the New Normal


Warehouses and dark stores are set to play an increasingly important role in the acceleration of online shopping and more agile distribution and manufacturing. To be capitalise on this shift, businesses must closely link employee…

Workforce Scheduling and Communications – Are You Covid Ready?


As the UK transitions from lockdown to the new normal, and the government begins to allow retail stores and hospitality venues to open, it’s critical that businesses respond to the guidance on how to open…

A New, Stronger Relationship Between Employer and Employee


The Covid-19 pandemic has created the conditions for a radical rethink of the relationship between retailers and their employees. These are the frontline retail workers (FRWs) who – alongside NHS, care home and logistics employees…

Workforce management is key as retailers prepare to open doors


Chris Love, managing partner workforce transformation, REPL Group, comments for Retail Times “With the government due to announce its exit strategy to the current lockdown rules this week, retailers should be anticipating that they soon…

Walmart: improving its scheduling accuracy with REPL


REPL Groups Executive Chairman, Mike Callender recently spoke to Business Chief about how they successfully rolled out BlueYonder Workforce Management to help improve the scheduling accuracy for Walmart.  The rollout touches 1.6 million associates in…

REPL Implements Workforce Management Solution for More Than 1.6m Walmart Employees Worldwide


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL Group, recently spoke with Retail Times about the WFM solution that was implemented by REPL and how it has provided Walmart with a number of benefits. It has made…

REPL Implements Workforce Management Solution for Walmart Employees


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL Group, recently spoke to the US Business News about the WFM solution that was implemented by REPL and how it has provided Walmart with a number of benefits. It…

REPL Helps Implement Workforce Management Solution for More Than 1.6 Million Walmart Employees Worldwide


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL Group, recently spoke with Markets Insider about how we successfully rolled out JDA Workforce Management to help improve the scheduling accuracy for Walmart.  The rollout touches 1.6 million associates…

Marks & Spencer Transforms Workforce Scheduling with JDA and Microsoft


Chris Love, Managing Partner for REPL, recently spoke with Bloomberg about a recent engagement strategy whereby Marks & Spencer transforms workforce scheduling for 80,000 colleagues with BlueYonder (formally JDA) and Microsoft Teams. M&S selected BlueYonder…

M&S transforms workforce scheduling for 80,000 colleagues


Chris Love, Managing Partner for REPL, recently spoke with Retail Times about our recent collaboration with JDA and Microsoft Teams to implement a solution for M&S. To simplify its in-store operations, M&S needed to combine…