NEC Corporation (NEC), a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, and Lawson, Inc. (Lawson), one of the top convenience store chains in Asia, will begin Proof of Concept (PoC) of a store using digital technologies at the Lawson Graha Tamiya store in Indonesia from August 25 to September 30, aimed at improving store operations and sales.
In this PoC, NEC’s systems and knowledge of store operations, such as visual analysis technology and sensing technology, will be used to visualize store operations, customer purchasing trends, and the power consumption of store equipment. NEC will make proposals for improvement, including real-time feedback to employees based on visualized data.
Lawson entered Indonesia in 2011 and currently operates 71 stores in the country as of the end of July 2020. Based on the results of this PoC, Lawson will optimize store operations and improve sales using digital technologies at stores in Indonesia and other Asian countries.
(This content is surmised from a press release)