Leveraging VR in the New Normal
The most important part of the planogram process is not only execution but the pre-work before making the planogram available. Many retailers today work with their suppliers to pre-set the planogram in what is known as the retailer set room. During this time, the planogram…
Bringing It All Together: Category Management and Supply Chain with Blue Yonder
In this video blog, I will discuss and explore the changes and an end-to-end supply chain integration as a wholistic process leveraging category management, supply chain planning, logistics, and store operations that are supported on the Blue Yonder Platform.
The Impact of Assortment Management in the New Normal
We have witnessed, in front of our eyes, the changing of the new shopping experience. Grocers, beverage retailers, convenience stores, and other essential needs operations, controlling entry to the store, one person per aisle, rationing of products available for purchase, double-digit increases to categories deemed essential.
Greater Importance of Retailer and Supplier Collaboration
The new normal in planning needs to incorporate some traditional planning processes, but with changes to go-to-market. There should be a greater understanding of consumer confidence, manufacturing location, contingency planning, diversity in the supply chain, and leveraging not just data, but insights on how the consumer responds to purchase consumption.
Winning with Hyper-localization: How to Overcome the Challenge of Meeting Local Market Needs
Today’s blog comes from me alongside guest contributor Andy Grady-Smith, global capability director for category optimisation, dunnhumby. dunnhumby is a JDA partner working to provide companies with prescriptive, consumer-based insights to improve their merchandising strategies and decisions. Increasingly retailers are looking at ways to deliver…
Predict What’s Next in Category Management
Ever wish you could peer into the future and see what’s coming next? To better understand what technology investments are being prioritized to reach the modern shopper, we surveyed more than 130 category management and merchandising professionals as part of this year’s Voice of the…