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Demand planning in the store of the future

Demand planning in the store of the future

From the collection design phase up to in store availability: an intelligent planning system increases production process efficiency.

Approach & Solution

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Approach

Our client is one of the italian leaders in the underwear industry with thousands of stores and numerous factories worldwide. Having reached substantial structural dimensions, achieving integrated management of planning and production processes is a priority.

Solution

We at Engineering therefore supported the company in fostering "collaborative" dialogue among these different structures: after an initial phase of analysis and evaluation of context, we designed and implemented a multidimensional data analysis solution to support the processes of Merchandise Planning and the more structured Sales & Operations Planning.

Creating a solution that allows the client to:
  • Define the estimated need of garments in the Fashion line for all Group brands.
  • Define the estimate need of ongoing products.
  • Leverage a decision-making support solution.
  • Increase collaboration and information sharing throughout all offices.
  • Check consumption and forecasts in order management.
We also took data security and information structuring as key design elements.

Results

With our solution we enabled the client to:
- Secure the forecasting process.
- Enable separate management of retail chains.
- Adopt the monthly planning frequency of ongoing products.
- Integrate the development processes of collections, calculation of production needs and calculation of material requirements.

Project Value

Process performance
Innovation

Project Team

Engineering Industry & Services Business Unit

Engineering Software Labs