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Assortment planning iconAssortment Planning Software

Build assortments to develop an optimal product mix

Analyze your business trends and convert them into your assortment strategies

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Marks & Spencer
Canadian Tire
Visionworks
E. Breuninger
J. Crew
Crocs
Liverpool
GMG Group
Marks & Spencer
Canadian Tire
Visionworks
E. Breuninger
J. Crew
Crocs
Liverpool
GMG Group
Trusted by leaders across industry verticals
Plan

Options Strategy

Craft a refined Options strategy to address retailers' long-tail challenges, providing product width and depth recommendations from an advanced ROS engine, linked to financial targets.

Platform apparel
Create

Plan and create new assortments

Heatmap recommendations, placeholder creation and auto-assort facilitate decisions on carryover styles, new placeholders, product discontinuation, and automate store-style selection processes.

Gather

Store Clustering

Utilize multi-variable clustering based on demographics, income, store space, and sales to surpass traditional methods and enhance sales strategies at product-store intersections.

Decide

Visually driven merchandising

Enhanced visual appeal for merchandisers by linking images to style codes, simplifying assortment and supporting visually informed decisions from style selection to range finalization.

Adapt

In-season planning

Enable retailers to dynamically align with market trends by monitoring plan versus actuals and style performance on sales and inventory, facilitating corrective actions to achieve their goals.

Achieve

Inventory & Buy plan

Plan stock levels using sell-through and weeks of supply data to create Buy Plans that meet financial targets set in Merchandise Financial Planning. Size-level purchases are guided by inputs from the o9 size profiler.

Platform apparel
Plan

Options Strategy

Craft a refined Options strategy to address retailers' long-tail challenges, providing product width and depth recommendations from an advanced ROS engine, linked to financial targets.

Create

Plan and create new assortments

Heatmap recommendations, placeholder creation and auto-assort facilitate decisions on carryover styles, new placeholders, product discontinuation, and automate store-style selection processes.

Gather

Store Clustering

Utilize multi-variable clustering based on demographics, income, store space, and sales to surpass traditional methods and enhance sales strategies at product-store intersections.

Decide

Visually driven merchandising

Enhanced visual appeal for merchandisers by linking images to style codes, simplifying assortment and supporting visually informed decisions from style selection to range finalization.

Adapt

In-season planning

Enable retailers to dynamically align with market trends by monitoring plan versus actuals and style performance on sales and inventory, facilitating corrective actions to achieve their goals.

Achieve

Inventory & Buy plan

Plan stock levels using sell-through and weeks of supply data to create Buy Plans that meet financial targets set in Merchandise Financial Planning. Size-level purchases are guided by inputs from the o9 size profiler.

Integrate Merchandise Planning goals into your Assortment Planning process.

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Mastering the Art and Science of Assortment Planning

Learn how to leverage next-gen platforms for assortment planning across multiple sales channels and geographies in our free eBook.

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Why customers
choose o9

Prescriptive product recommendations

Future season assortment recommendations guided by product performance across channels, analyzed by attributes such as price, color, fit, etc.

Localized assortment planning

Develop optimal product mixes suited to geographical and sales channel needs, customized by demographics and connected to product attributes.

Maintain optimum inventory

Plan inventory based on sell-through at a channel level to maintain healthy, trend-driven stock, considering KPIs such as MOQ, lead time, and supply chain parameters for optimal purchasing.

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Maximize margins and increase revenue

Boost operating profits by crafting a tailored assortment wedge, strategically placing stock based on potential success in specific locations to minimize markdowns and prevent stock transfers.

Integrated planning

Assortment planning aligned with financial revenue, and margin goals, enabling collaborative execution across various teams and locations on a single platform.

Increase planner productivity

Automate processes to eliminate repetitive manual data entry, freeing planners to focus on analyzing outputs and engaging in more value-enhanced activities.

With o9, You can achieve up to:

5-20%

Inventory excess reduction

10X

Planner efficiency improvement

2-3%

Margin increase

15-25%

Optimization of stock levels

Sustainability

Improve planning to create a more efficient and sustainable supply chain.

Sustainability

An efficient and proactive supply chain makes our planet a more healthy place to live and your employees happier in their jobs.

o9’s next-generation assortment planning software capabilities are helping global enterprises improve planning accuracy, which leads to better plans and improved financial performance. And when a business plans better, it creates operational efficiencies that significantly reduce wastage.

The integrated planning efficiencies delivered by o9 are helping corporations do more, be more and mean more, internally and to the world at large.

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Trusted by the world’s leading companies

company-Brady Coady

"o9 is moving the team’s workload and energy away from executing mundane, tedious tasks like determining how many units of each SKU go to each store every single week. We're moving them upstream into preseason planning, into developing strategy, and then the system executes automatically."

Brady Coady
Brady CoadyAssociate Vice President of Allocations and Merchandise
company-Bill Grah

"The o9 platform makes our decision-making much faster. It’s also giving us a better and deeper understanding of the analytics, the cost of decisions, and now when we make those decisions, there’s a much higher degree of confidence that we actually execute."

Bill Grah
Bill GrahDirector of S&OP
company-Chris Fink

"We are seeing about a 50% scrap reduction. And that is driven by the fact that we have a line of sight now to our customer forecasts, and we're making decisions to avoid bringing in excess inventory or inventory we don't need."

Chris Fink
Chris FinkGlobal Supply Chain Manager
company-Dr. Athina Kanioura

"So with IBP, what we are achieving now is one single source of truth. Everyone aligns behind one number, with the ultimate accountability for IBP being the general manager. So you take the power out of the functions and give it to the general manager to run the business as they see fit, which is unbelievable."

Dr. Athina Kanioura
Dr. Athina KaniouraChief Strategy and Transformation Officer
company-Vijay Guliam

"Our goal is to achieve 80% of touchless operations. What we mean by that is taking away a lot of the manual operations, enabling automation [...] Through the work with o9, we've eliminated them, and now these manual operations are mostly a thing of the past."

Vijay Guliam
Vijay GuliamHead of Technical Programs
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