Merchandise Planning Design and Implementation Services
Once you have decided that you need to improve your planning process, you may wish to consider expert input to the process.
Merchandise Planning Process Audit
We can investigate and document your existing processes and benchmark them against industry best practice. For example VF Corporation in Switzerland used TPF to audit the planning process in every one of the clothing brands that they own.
Planning System Process Definition & Selection
We can help you to define the planning processes that you require and create and manage Invitations to Tender
Implementations of custom solutions
We can create solutions tailored to your requirements using industry standard software like Excel and the TM1 multi-dimensional database (used by more than 50% of the USA Fortune 100 companies). These solutions can be surprisingly cost effective and can easily bridge the gap between finance and merchandise departments in ways that traditional merchandise planning systems can not.
For example Kurt Geiger, the fashion company, used a custom built TM1 system in both merchandising and finance departments.
Implementation of 3rd Party Systems
We can code and implement your requirements using a variety of 3rd party systems.
For example Peacock’s the Cardiff-based value retailer retained The Planning Factory for the implementation of the Makoro system. The Planning Factory helped to create the conceptual design and then translated this into a successfully implemented system.