How to Improve Demand Forecast Accuracy

By Jeff VanDueusen, Senior Solution Architect CHALLENGE At one point or another, nearly all organizations struggle with forecast accuracy and the role it plays in the organization.  There are many different ways to measure and interpret forecast accuracy across an organization, and different segments of the organization can view and perceive a forecast accuracy measure in different ways.  This is … Read More

Quick Tips for Store Specific Plans and Layouts

Are you struggling to create store-specific plans? The desire to be both more local and operationally efficient has rekindled efforts to become more granular with planograms. Customers want the right product available; shareholders want to maximize sales and ROI; operations wants to efficiently execute and manage the display. Well done, store-specific plans sell more and incorporate better inventory that’s easier … Read More

7 Factors To Consider For Your Retail Localization Strategy

Retail: Seven Levers of Localization As retailers vie for market share in an increasingly complex environment, “local” is on everyone’s mind.  Adapting the brand to fit the local neighborhood seems a plausible means to build loyalty. However, many are discovering “going local” is anything but a straightforward journey. Gone are the Days… For 95% of retail history, the sole proprietor … Read More

A Quick-Hit Case Study: CPG Warehouse Consolidation Planning

CHALLENGE A key component of a top tier supply chain is an efficient warehouse network that places the right product at the right place at the right time to meet customer demand.  Balancing the available space in multiple small regional warehouses against the forecasted order pattern and the minimum production batches on slow moving items creates a perfect storm of … Read More

The Fantastic Four: Superheroes of JDA’s Retail Planning Suite: Version 8+!

Summer is finally, FINALLY almost over. T-minus 13 days.  Some people thrive in the summertime. The sun loves you; you get a nice tan and you probably mourn the loss of the warm summer days as we roll into autumn. Me? I spend the summer slowly melting into some nightmarish pile of sunburn, sweat, and melted cosmetics, feeling my sanity … Read More

Planning Environment Manager (PEM): Don’t Be Late

Look, we’re all late at some point or another.  I was late to a call yesterday because I couldn’t find the end of a brand new roll of toilet paper and just ended up batting at it like a cat for an embarrassingly long amount of time before finally just ripping the roll to shreds like a kid tearing into … Read More

So What Is Floor Planning, Exactly?

It’s that time of year again–decorations are up, your email’s chock full of holiday shopping offers, and you accidentally wasted a whole evening watching a Hallmark movie about two people who fall in love on Christmas due to machinations of their matchmaking cats (sadly, this is a real movie, and I can never get those two hours of my life … Read More