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proponente: Celia Santos; Marco Flores; Carla Albuquerque
instituição/empresa: Wipro Portugal, Maia, tel. 226077500, www.wipro.com
tema/título: Item Lifecycle Planning with the main goal to reduce the time retailers need to plan the item assortment by creating a new planning framework (WR Refª #29)
área científica: Software Engineering; Information Systems; Databases; Data Integration; Applicat
local: Work Place: Wipro Portugal – Maia offices; Conditions: to be shared on a later
curso de mestrado: Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Informática
descrição:
Context and Introduction: 
When planners need to spend an exorbitant amount of time poring through Excel sheets and comparing
data from Merchandising, Store Operations and Inventory Allocation separately, time is wasted and
the retailer cannot react to industry trends and demands fast enough. With the right solution in place, the retailers will be able to plan more assortments in a shorter
period of time. The retailer could then focus on more effective inventory allocation and
merchandising in near real time to deliver the right products to the right stores at the right
time. In the past, planners performed a very time consuming task of idealizing a product, create them on
their planning applications, create them again on the replenishment applications and once again on
their allocation applications. An effort was made to simplify that process so that the merchants
would spend more time adding value to their work instead of doing manual laborious work. With this project, we pretend to take the struggle the planners felt, take the new solutions that
were provided and make the work that they do even more productive for, by presenting a solution
that can set the basis for a framework that would make the action of planning vs executing
seamless. Goals: The goal of this internship is, by taking advantage of the in house business and technical knowledge
provided by Wipro and some solutions that we made or conceptualize as well as the lead business
best practices, to be able to provide a solution capable of: - Perform an assortment planning business process - Integrate the creation of new items with the merchandising system - Receive the formalized items from the merchandising system and integrate it with the planning
system - Create the buy plan - Send the plan to the allocation system - Create inventory allocations and purchase orders The solution should follow the following high level steps: - Identify number and type of styles to carry in each store - Create placeholders on a planning solution that will flow to the merchandising system
(including the slow item build process) - Formalize the placeholders in the planning solution - Create buy plan - Calculate sizes and pre-packs - Allocate the buys by size and pre-pack - Create purchase orders Innovation Aspects / Scientific Relevance: Go beyond the current state of art for the integration between planning and executing systems to
increase the retailers productivity. Related links: https://www.oracle.com/industries/retail/solutions/index.html Working Plan: This project will have the duration of 9 months. During this period the candidate will have the
opportunity to participate in the activities in scope for this solution: 1. Understand and map the “Big Picture” (As-Is) 2. High Level Design of the Logical architecture 3. High Level design of the solution (To Be) 4. Design and/or Build possible Integrations/Extractions 5. Design and Build an high level batch process 6. Prepare the necessary environments 7. Create a demo and a presentation (incl. Solution Manual) Technologies: - Oracle DB - ProC - Java - Shell Scripting - Unix - Oracle Retail Multidimensional Database - Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server The technologies to be used are not limited to the list above. We welcome new ideas and the creativity of the candidates that will integrate the project. Skills required / to be developed: Responsible for development and implementation of small to medium components should be able to work
on problems of limited scope, through usage of standard software development concepts and
principles Knowledge of programming languages and associated tools:PL/SQL; UNIX basic Will develop knowledge over Retail Business processes, Integration related solutions and Predictive
App Server Framework Confidentiality: Wipro Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is applicable (for further info: www.wipro.com - COBCE). Internship candidates must undergo COBCE training as part of their induction programs. Wipro Overview: Wipro Ltd (NYSE:WIT) is a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company with
170,000+ workforce serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents (www.wipro.com). Wipro is globally recognized for its innovative approach towards delivering business value and its
commitment to sustainability. Wipro champions optimized utilization of natural resources, capital
and talent. Today we are a trusted partner of choice for global businesses looking to
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from the university degree colleges of Portugal. Over the years some of our best performers have
been science graduates and every year we aim for the best minds that can align our industry
thoughts with non-technical developments and seamlessly transition these thoughts into successful
realities. Wipro’s Oracle Retail Global Practice (ORGP) has over 400 consultants across globe in Europe, USA,
Latin America, and India. Over 200 of them are Europe based, most at our ORGP office in Maia,
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