The planning business case consists of two elements: the strategic component and the economic component. Strategy focuses on the operational goals of the business whereas the economics looks at how you plan, manage and trade your inventory. By aligning these two aspects, you can successfully drive sales and profit up whilst managing costs down.
OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Providing strategic advice
With decades of experience in the planning field, we're not just experts in leading planning projects but also in offering strategic guidance in best practice.
Defining a clear vision of what your planning capability needs to be end-to-end
We work with our clients to align expectations with realistic goals based on your business' current capabilities and resources.
Configuring and implementing customised planning tools that exceed Excel's limited functionality
Traditional planning programmes like Excel have limited functionality. We work closely with merchandising and planning teams to configure a custom tool that meets all their requirements and then select highly skilled software vendors to build this into reality. System integration is critical and we support clients throughout the entire implementation process.
Size Optimisation for apparel
Often overlooked in apparel retailing, an optimised sizing mix for your buy can dramatically improve your availability, stock holding and bottom line. Using our unique data-led approach with Smart tooling logic, we enable you to automate and optimise the size mix in real-time.