Insight Series


Project Management In Merchandise Planning and Allocation

Project Management in Merchandise Planning and Allocation – Understanding the Basics

by Columbus Consulting
5/30/2017

With any major business undertaking, proper project management plays a huge role in the success or failure of the endeavor. Managing a project …

Labor Management

Labor Management – Understanding the Basics

by Columbus Consulting
5/30/2017

No matter how many robots, kiosks and other fancy machines are created to improve the in-store experience, retail stores still need human power …

Assortment Planning

Assortment Planning – Understanding the Basics

by Columbus Consulting
5/1/2017

Assortment Planning is like a box of chocolates. No really. The next time you have a box of chocolates, take a look at …

Grading Clustering and Store Attributing

Grading, Clustering and Store Attributing – Understanding the Basics

by Columbus Consulting
5/1/2017

Retailers are always looking for ways to achieve the highest margins and least amount of markdowns for merchandise at each store. The key …

Enterprise Performance Management

Enterprise Performance Management – Understanding The Basics

by Columbus Consulting
1/1/2017
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) is an area of software and process which is designed to guide and connect companies through the planning, analytics …

Allocation

Allocation – Understanding The Basics

by Columbus Consulting
1/1/2017
At its core, allocation is the optimal deployment of inventory to best meet customer demand. It is usually the last step in the …

Merchandise Planning

Merchandise Planning – Understanding the Basics

by Columbus Consulting
1/1/2017
Every planning professional or retail executive knows the answer to this question, right? In reality, though, it’s not that simple. Merchandise Planning (or …