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Bimbo Bakeries USA Minimizes Waste With Zebra Technologies

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Pennsylvania-based Bimbo Bakeries USA is using antuit.ai – now part of Illinois-based Zebra Technologies – to transform its organization by improving order accuracy and team visibility.

With the Zebra antuit.ai “Predictive Ordering for Direct Store Delivery” solution, Bimbo Bakeries USA has also minimized waste by reducing forecast errors up to 30 percent, as well as achieving and maintaining forecast efficiency of more than 80 percent for more than five years, including through the pandemic.

Operating 59 bakeries and employing more than 20,000 employees, Bimbo Bakeries USA used Zebra to leverage the antuit.ai solution to maintain the balance between product freshness and availability. The solution is also simplifying collaboration between planners and route operators.

Moreover, antuit.ai has enabled Bimbo Bakeries USA to work in a new way, resulting in a “Perfect Order” solution that has minimized forecast errors – overstocking and understocking – and provided the company with better worker productivity.

“Zebra is the perfect collaborator for the complex and sizeable challenges we’re facing through our transformation,” said Morgan Smith, VP, direct store delivery center of excellence, Bimbo Bakeries USA.

“Their antuit.ai forecasting and planning solution, augmented by a custom-fit user interface and deep industry expertise, enables us to achieve a significant step-change in both our order accuracy and organizational productivity. And the best part is that we did not have to wait years to feel the business impact.”

Stock availability and ordering continue to challenge retailers, with nearly 90 percent of retail decision-makers and employees agreeing these are the top areas to improve with technology, according to Zebra’s Global Shopper Study.

Antuit.ai optimizes demand forecasting and planning, allocation, replenishment and lifecycle pricing for retail and consumer packaged goods companies. Its software enables inventory decisions with demand intelligence leveraging internal and external data to make accurate forecasts and provide better inventory decision-making power to businesses.

“I’m especially proud of the success antuit.ai has helped Bimbo Bakeries USA realize,” said Sivakumar Lakshmanan, head of software solutions, Zebra Technologies.

“We have collaborated together to embark on a new way of working – augmenting human know-how with AI – to solve the company’s forecasting challenges, empowering them to digitally transform their business and achieve substantial results.”

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