Retailers are challenged on the demand side with creating costly, time-consuming and complex store- and product-specific profiles. The challenge on the supply side is how to fill case packs that maximize supply chain efficiency.
" "Our out-of-stocks are fewer, our markdowns are fewer and our margins are higher – which, at the end of the day, is what every retailer wants.""
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Merchandise Planning and Allocation
How SAS® Can Help
SAS approaches the problem of optimizing size distribution by managing both the supply and demand side of the equation and offers the industry's most sophisticated size and case-pack planning solutions, delivering higher profits and fewer losses that result from stock-outs, markdowns and general supply chain inefficiencies. With SAS, you can:
- Account for lost sales opportunities to determine true size-demand ratios.
- Incorporate demand into efficient case-pack, case-ordering and allocation recommendations.
- Integrate with merchant planning, purchasing and allocation systems for size-level execution.
How SAS® Is Different
SAS Size Optimization, a suite including SAS Size Profiling and SAS Pack Optimization, uses powerful analytics to transform historical sales data into size-demand intelligence. Only SAS delivers:
- Accurate identification of size selling behavior of each store across time.
- The ability to systemically select and apply the most relevant profile to orders and allocations.
- The ability to select the most cost-effective pack configurations to meet the needs of all stores.
Related Products and Solutions
SAS® Size Optimization
SAS Size Optimization uses powerful analytics to transform historical sales data into size-demand intelligence. The solution predicts future sales and inventory needs by size, and determines case-pack supply to optimally meet this demand. When integrated with existing merchant systems, it enables the application of this intelligence to purchasing and allocation.
SAS Size Optimization helps retailers improve profitability by identifying and supplying the right sizes to the right stores at the right time. The solution systematizes this level of planning and execution by matching packs to size-level demand for each store. The result is higher store-level margins, lower operating costs, fewer stock-outs and reduced end-of-season markdowns.
SAS® Integrated Merchandise Planning
SAS Integrated Merchandise Planning is the most comprehensive retail planning suite to help retailers achieve the best results. It delivers everything you need to create accurate plans that optimize every item across all stores and channels. SAS retail solutions provide optimization, planning and analytics across the enterprise and to the local store level and can reconcile plans top-down, bottom-up and middle-out to help retailers plan, execute, and ensure that financial plans and merchandise plans work hand-in-hand.
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