In this webinar, join Amy Woods, Director of Enterprise IT, Gabe Manning, Director of Operations, and Raul Buenrostro, Director of Retail Marketing for Friendly Express and Lewis & Raulerson on how Friendly Express has implemented item level inventory. The Friendly Express Team will highlight the process of using inventory levels and sales data to allow their stores to use computer assisted ordering for their wholesaler.
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About the Webinar
Demand Flow Forecasting is a process that takes historical sales data and inventory on hand and uses it to forecast customer demand of that product. In this webinar, join Amy Woods, Director of Enterprise IT for Friendly Express and Lewis & Raulerson on how Friendly Express has implemented item level inventory. Amy will highlight the process of using inventory levels and sales data to allow their stores to use computer assisted ordering for their wholesaler. Future implementations are targeted to use that same process for CPG vendors.
Gabe Manning, Director of Operations will be part of the discussion in webinar on how item level inventory and computer assisted ordering has enabled accuracy on ordering and inventory control while gaining labor saving time at store level. This is a big step for Friendly toward Supply Chain Optimization by having the right product at the right time at the right store location.
About the Speakers
Amy is currently the Director of Enterprise IT for Friendly Express and Lewis & Raulerson. Friendly Express is a convenience store chain located in South GA and operates 35 locations. Lewis & Raulerson is a premier distributor of petroleum in the Southeast. Amy joined the team in June 2021. Previously she served as Pricebook manager at GATE Petroleum and was a member of the IT team at Flash Foods and served many roles in her 17 years there. She has experience in pricebook, suggested ordering, item level inventory, cost accounting, POS systems, and back office solutions. Amy has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Mercer University. She currently resides in Waycross, GA.
Gabe is the Director of Operations for Friendly Express. Friendly Express is a convenience store chain located in South GA and operates 35 locations. Gabe joined the Friendly Express team in March 2021. He began his convenience store experience in 2008 as a Division Supervisor and later became a District Manager at Flash Foods. After the Circle K acquisition, he served as Regional Director of Operations of the Southeast Business Unit overseeing over 100 locations. He is an experienced leader and is a board member of GACS. Gabe has a Bachelor's degree in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation from Georgia Southern University. He currently resides in St Marys , GA
Raul is currently the Director of Retail Maketing for Friendly Express. Friendly Express is a convenience store chain located in South GA and operates 35 locations. Raul joined the Friendly Express team in April 2021. He began his journey in the convenience store industry in 2007 as a District Supervior at Flash Foods overseeing several sites in Middle Georgia. During the acquistion from CST, Raul moved to Food Service Program Manager. Later after the Circle K acquisition, Raul further expanded his role in the convenience store space as a Marketing Category Manager for center store. Raul has shown that he is passionate about the Convenience Store industry and was recently recognized by Cstore Decisions as one of the 40 under 40.
Raul has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Brewton Parker College. He currently resides in Douglas, GA.
Justin leads a team of product managers. He has taught, supported, and designed PDI products since 2010. In his current role, he explores the challenges and opportunities facing the retail convenience community and aids in the process of turning shared experience and expertise into new and innovative solutions.