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Retail Assortment Planning Technology Enters a New Generation

Published: 08 August 2005

ID: G00129493

Analyst(s): Hung LeHong


Many retailers consider assortment planning to be more of an art than a science. However, next-generation planning and analytics technologies are showing that there is actually quite a bit of science to creating great assortments.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Assortment Planning Approaches Vary Widely — So Does the Software
  • Next-Generation Assortment Planning Capabilities
    • Making Assortment Planning a More-Visual Process
    • Determining the Right Price Points in an Assortment
    • Product Introductions and Item Deletion
    • Improving the Collaborative Assortment Planning Process
    • Merging Space and Assortment Planning
    • Determining the Right Buy Quantities
    • Determining the Best Clustering Approach
    • Automating the Category Management Process
  • What You Need to Know

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