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Research Roundup for Retail S&OP: Merchandise, Inventory and Operations Execution

Published: 03 October 2012

ID: G00239576

Analyst(s): Janet Suleski , Mike Griswold


Similar to S&OP in other industries, MIOE enables retailers to evolve from simple demand and supply planning to align merchandising strategies with inventory and execution activities. Over time, these can lead to greater revenue growth, improved inventory productivity and better asset utilization.

Table Of Contents


  • MIOE Maturity Enables Demand-Driven Transformation
  • Defining Planning Horizon Activities Is a Key MIOE Capability
  • Using MIOE to Improve New Product Launch (NPL) Success
  • Establish a Metric and Governance Framework to Improve MIOE Process Alignment

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