Palantir AI transforms C&A supply chain

  • May 24, 2023
  • William Payne

Palantir and Brazilian fashion retail chain C&A Modas have developed a supply chain digital twin and an AI-based automated inventory management and procurement system using Palantir’s Software Foundry platform. The new Integrated Management Flow system boosts C&A’s supply chain agility, and provides alerts regarding restocking products in their portfolio of best-selling pieces, optimising the company’s supply chain.

“We are the first Brazilian fashion retail brand to rely on this artificial intelligence technology. The flow developed allowed us to optimise and speed up the entire purchase process: from the initial planning, to sending the products to the stores. Among the significant gains, I’d highlight the increase of sales of products that were in stock and the reduction of unnecessary overstock,” said Bruno Ferreira, Planning and Business Intelligence Director for C&A Brazil.

Over the course of three months, Palantir implemented the entire flow of ingestion, processing and generating purchase recommendations for all best-selling products, including new models. The Foundry software reconciled numerous variables that influenced long-term inventory planning, sales seasonality, product performance variations, financial criteria, and other factors. Through this process, C&A identified several opportunities to improve inventory management of its best sellers.

“We formed a Digital Twin of the company’s logistics chain, giving the planning teams not only a complete view of the purchasing process, but also the power to quickly simulate new rules and scenarios, and thus prevent extreme situations,” said Henrique Valer, Head of Palantir LatAm.