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Merchandise assortment planning

Charles Guy Taylor

Merchandise assortment planning

the key to retailing profit

by Charles Guy Taylor

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Published by Merchandising Division, National Retail Merchants Association in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Merchandising.,
  • Display of merchandise.,
  • Inventories, Retail.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Charles G. Taylor.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHF5429 .T27
    The Physical Object
    Pagination122 p.
    Number of Pages122
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5446711M
    LC Control Number73131383

    How much we buy and how we manage the product in season is dependent upon knowing how long we believe the product will be relevant to our customer. Once a retailer develops a strategy for handling merchandise, a reorder procedure must be developed. An example of this could be an athletic shoe store. All planned articles need not be included in the final assortment plan.

    Contacts initiated by vendors involve store visits by vendors' sales personnel or mail or telephone inquiries. Clothing stores do this often for seasonality reasons, as well as hardware stores — selling boots and shovels in cold climates and sandals and sprinklers in more temperate areas. Without a clear strategy, the assortment can be burdened with duplication, create confusion for the customer or imbalanced in terms of investments in key categories. SAP MAP helps to determine the right product mix, to present localized, shopper-centric assortments that attract your customers. It contains lins to all other installation, upgrade or configuration guides. Automatic integration of the results into the transaction systems results in increased confidence that the assortment plan is being fully executed.

    The retailer can consider different sources of supply: raw-resource producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and resident purchasing offices. The most significant issue for a retailer is determining the inventory turnover and developing inventory turnover goals. Not even talking about personalization of assortments, pricing and offers. The steps in this use case can be followed any time a new item is added to the product mix, depending on how frequently non-fashion assortments are modified. SAP MAP offers a great solution to coordinate all your planning processes and to generate an optimal assortment plan.


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Merchandise assortment planning book

Buyer - primarily works to source articles for inclusion in the collection and supports the planners in the development of the coherent ranges referred to earlier. Assortment optimization refers to the problem of selecting a set of products to offer to a group of customers to maximize the revenue that is realized when customers make purchases according to their preferences.

The new products are represented by placeholder products referencing like products to plan and forecast demand. A flexible and integrated planning system is essential for success. An example of this could be found at a neighborhood hardware store.

SAP MAP helps to determine the right product mix, to present localized, shopper-centric assortments that attract your customers. They would alternate the assortment between a selection of 24 jams and a selection of 6 jams.

Determining a merchandise strategy is a crucial issue for a retailer. The following series of use cases for Merchandise Assortment and Planning Integration ES bundle show how different outcomes can be achieved by using the enterprise services in different combinations.

This can often be difficult to successfully implement because of all the numerous nuances in anticipating changes in cultures, climates, and local events. For most fashion retailers, assortment planning is a very sensitive and complex process, but it is also the most important process within the whole planning scenario.

With the two products together the complete planning process in Retail is covered now. Ensure that you have a well-defined merchandise strategy that has been cascaded and communicated throughout the organization so everyone is clear on the vision and where the organization is investing its resources.

Photo Credits. The most significant issue for a retailer is determining the inventory turnover and developing inventory turnover goals. With increasing implementation knowledge, additional knowledge on some more elaborate MAP topics or possibly some more technical topics, you will reach the SAP MAP competency levels 2 and 3.

Assortment Planning in Retail

Use Case 1: Assortment Planning for Fashion Merchandise Where fashion merchandise is involved, assortment planning is much more dependent on creativity.

Besides this the document offers general information about configuration and use of the Release Workbench. Consider individual choice Analytics solutions using only historical data, such as inventory, demand, etc, are a dime a dozen.

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Run SAP for Retail - Best Practices for Solution Operation For retailer's global end-to-end solutions with typically high data volumes, an optimized operational concept is key for lowering operating costs, proactively avoiding incidents, ensuring a stable system performance and enabling growth and innovation.

They will likely have a toilet seat available for sale there, but it would not be anywhere the number available through a plumbing store or a Home Depot.

Retail Management

Assortment plan is a trade-off between the breadth and depth of products that a retailer wishes to carry. Special login details are required to access documents on SMP. Retailers should also consider the various transportation and handling issues that influence the cost of sourcing new merchandise.

Automatic integration of the results into the transaction systems results in increased confidence that the assortment plan is being fully executed. Not even talking about personalization of assortments, pricing and offers.

Fashion merchandise also called softline merchandise has the following characteristics: Higher proportion of new articles Short life cycle Generally cannot be replenished at short notice Push-oriented store view Open-to-Buy OTB and markdowns are very important Non-fashion merchandise also called basic merchandise has the following characteristics: Low proportion of new products Long life cycle Typically can be replenished at short notice Procurement and replenishment are based on actual customer demand pull-oriented Merchandise and Assortment Planning Integration click to enlarge You can imagine that fashion requires a great deal of advance planning in terms of styles and colors and the product mix for the stores, but fashion goods can not be replenished.

When making sales forecasts for a specific merchandise category, retailers take information from various sources, such as past sales volume, published secondary data and customer surveys. A thorough analysis of this trade-off helps the retailer answer the most significant question — what kind of store will it be?

As input, this service takes material basic data such as material number, description, and merchandise category. If you have expert knowledge you want to disseminate, please check out the Trading Industries forum or contribute with a blog or article or write somethin in this wiki.

But much more flexibility is available.Retailers can source their merchandise from manufacturers or produce their own store brands (referred to as private labels). Both manufacturer's brands and private labels have their own advantages. Selecting brands and choosing a branding strategy are components of a retailer's process of merchandise assortment planning.

The most complex task for a retailer is to decide whether to source the. Assortment planning is one of the tools used to make that happen. Assortment planning addresses the fundamental element of what items will be available for sale.

Effective assortment planning ensures that the right mix and range of retail goods are in stock for customers in every channel and category. Merchandise planning is a data-driven approach to selecting, buying, presenting and selling merchandise to maximise your return on investment and satisfy consumer demand.

Merchandise planning seeks to satisfy consumer demand by making the right merchandise available at the right places, times, prices and quantities.

When it comes to. This page is designed to help IT and Business leaders better understand the technology and products in the. Retail Assortment Management Applications market and to act as a launching pad for further research.

The content in this page has been sourced from Gartner. PlumSlice streamlines the planning and product selection by integrating top down financial and bottoms up merchandise planning with the best-in-class mobile buying tools.

With better plans and more productive tradeshow and factory visits, ensure the right inventory is available at the right times in the right locations to maximize sales and.

Sep 15,  · They would alternate the assortment between a selection of 24 jams and a selection of 6 jams. In short, the large product assortment drew more people over than the small assortment.

However, only 3 percent of those that approached and sampled the selection of 24 jams actually purchased, while 30 percent of those who approached and sampled the.