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Retail hardlines

The Age of “never normal” is driving the digital transformation of retail hardlines.

Common hardlines
problems by role

  • “Our business is highly cyclical we need to better sense market signals.”
  • “Analyzing a huge amount of data and trends to build hyper-localized assortments that are relevant to consumer demographics.”
  • “We have Poor Inventory & Order status Visibility.”
  • “We have a lack of collaboration between various links in the supply chain, causing poor decisions leading to over/under stocks.”
  • “Efficiently flowing high cube products to stores taking into account DC/store labor, storage capacity and available transportation.”
  • ”Predicting and supporting surges in consumer home improvement spending.”
  • “Significant shift in channel mix between the contracting and consumer channels with the need to support various store formats and omnichannel options.”
  • “Constant introduction of new items (Green innovation) to address changing consumer tastes.”
  • “Massive volumes of customer, supplier, product, and market data available but not being used effectively to gain insights, drive decisions and business results.”
  • “Our market visit reports are all on email – no way to reference them systematically.”
  • “Prices for lumber and other building materials can be volatile and creates inventory risk”
  • Slow, siloed planning processes without clear view on constraints leading to sales and margin alignment gaps between finance, merchandising and operations.
  • Lack of integration between merchandise financial planning and assortment planning leads to lack of clarity in financial performance.
  • “Our AOP / finance process is disconnected from the rolling forecasting and replenishment processes”
  • "Our people productivity needs to improve – Most work is offline, Low adoption of systems of engagement."

Aim big, start small, iterate rapidly.

Top 5 quick-win o9 capabilities that hardlines clients are starting with

Know your customer

Market Intelligence

Know your customer

Understand what is driving purchasing patterns including  demand shaping levers, macroeconomic data, demographics, mobility, local events and weather.

Define your assortments

Assortment Planning

Define your assortments

Utilize machine learning on shopper big data to offer hyper-localized assortments that are relevant to consumer demographics.

Sense & Forecast demand

Deman Planning

Sense & Forecast demand

Incorporate market and customer knowledge with machine learning to dramatically improve forecast accuracy for all omnichannel options.

Replenish & Flow product to maximize in-stocks

Supply Chain & Logistics

Replenish & Flow product to maximize in-stocks

Utilize advanced allocation and optimization techniques to proactively position inventory to service demand.

Respond to Disruptions

Supply Chain Control Tower

Respond to Disruptions

Take corrective actions to resolve unexpected network bottlenecks, supply shortages and demand disruptions.

Optical retailer

Building assortment strategies that optimze in-season and preseason plans to satisfy consumers at the store

Key hardlines solutions
powered by the o9 Digital Brain

Market Intelligence

Assortment Planning

Retail Demand Planning

Supply Chain & Logistics for Retail

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