Business Case Fnac

The context

To address the issue of increasing competition from pure players like Amazon, and a contraction in traditional markets (records, videos), Fnac operated a number of strategic strands : internationalisation, diversification, lowering costs, multichannel at all levels to offer customers maximum possible interaction between stores and strategic web-based operations.

Le contexte
Le besoin

The need

In order to sustain constant cost cutting, Fnac needs to develop new ways of operating with its suppliers. It has chosen to introduce, in particular, a sales warehouse system, where inventory is no longer bought by Fnac as it is physically moved from the supplier to the Fnac warehouse, but only when a product is sold to an end customer. By this means, Fnac may avoid carrying stock and can lower its price.

Aliznet’s Solution

Piloting of the transversal project enabling set-up of the sales warehouse process:


  • Scoping and study of effects on Fnac IS architecture
  • Solutions design in line with both business needs and exchanges in EDI information flow with suppliers
  • Drafting of general functional specifications
  • Coordination of the development and integration teams
  • Presentation of the Information Systems Division to business teams and suppliers
  • Monitoring post go-live
L'offre Aliznet
Les résultats

The results

  • Introduction of the process with 15 suppliers
  • A 20 million euro drop in stocks
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