“Hardware wholesaler True Value Co. is retooling its supply chain in an effort to respond more nimbly in a home-improvement market that is being buffeted by e-commerce and competition from big-box retailers.

To improve the way it predicts demand, True Value is adding technology from JDA Software Inc. so it can adjust inventory levels more quickly, particularly for goods with highly variable demand like seasonal, promotional and weather-related goods. The software incorporates detailed information daily so the company isn’t relying on monthly forecasts.

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