Optimized Assortment Planning:
A Framework for Success
Deliver an optimal mix of products across categories and channels
Commitment to customer-centricity in today’s turbulent economy has upped the stakes of merchandise planning, amplifying the need for precision. Assortment plans must anticipate demand and relate directly to financial plans, space plans and brand strategies – and every merchandise plan must be accurate down to the local market and store levels.
Tune in to our two-part assortment planning Webcast series and learn how well-defined processes and selective automation of key decisions – paired with optimization, forecasting and advanced analytics – help retailers build the ideal breadth and depth of product to match customers' needs and support financial goals.
Leveraging Integrated Processes to Drive Assortment Execution
An Overview of Assortment Planning – Process, Methods and Automation
Drawing on more than 25 years of experience specializing in advanced merchandise planning processes, Terry Donofrio, President of Retail Systems & Services, describes how retailers can optimize processes and analytics to develop and implement optimal merchandise plans down to the store level.
Customer-Centric Assortments: Driving Value Through Assortment Execution
Join our panel of retail industry experts for a candid conversation about how process and assortment optimization techniques and solutions are paving the way for retailers to deliver customer-centric assortments. Participants include: Terry Donofrio, President of Retail Systems & Services; senior retail executive Richard Flaks (most recently Senior Vice President of Planning, Allocation and IT at The Children's Place); Colleen Gauthier, Senior Manager of Business Analysis in IT for Academy Sports + Outdoors; and Saurabh Gupta, Senior Solutions Strategist at SAS .