Last week, we issued the Q1 2017 installment of our quarterly newsletter, InDemand, which highlights new thought leadership, articles about customer successes and key developments impacting the retail industry. In case you missed it, below is a brief recap of what was included in this latest issue:
- New Thought Leadership: How to Improve In-Season Planning
Despite efforts by retailers to build and execute bulletproof pre-season merchandise plans, the market is variable and customers are fickle. In a new JustEnough byline, we discuss how exception management, supported by a variety of business intelligence tools and reporting mechanisms, can help organizations better navigate and react to variances in the plan. Read more here.
- New Customer: Cole Haan
Cole Haan has 120 stores in the U.S. and another 80 in Japan that are serviced by a newly established global Planning & Allocation department. Cole Haan sought more modern solutions to support its planning team and take the place of a failed planning system that forced the company to revert back to the use Excel. Cole Haan selected JustEnough Allocation and Merchandise Financial Planning for their ease of use and advanced functionality. Solution design is currently underway for Allocation, which expected to go live before the 2017 holiday season. The Merchandise Financial Planning deployment is slated for late 2017. Capgemini, a JustEnough partner, will perform the implementations.
- Implementation Success: Tommy Bahama
Tommy Bahama selected JustEnough Merchandise Financial Planning, Allocation and Assortment Planning for their ability to manage by exception, leverage inventory throughout the supply chain, as well as deliver planning and process consistency across all product divisions and channels. Tommy Bahama embarked on a phased solution rollout with JustEnough, beginning with Merchandise Financial Planning on a cloud-based model. The JustEnough team worked closely with the retailer on solution design and an implementation timeline. After a smooth, non-disruptive and on-time installation, Tommy Bahama went live with the solution in early March 2017.
- JustEnough In The News: The Record
The winter 2016 issue of The Record, the best of enterprise technology on the Microsoft platform, featured a JustEnough byline on creating customer-centric assortments, as well as a sidebar highlighting the success outdoor retailer Katmandu has realized using JustEnough technology to support its 160 brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce business. Access the winter 2016 issue of The Record here.
- Research Reports
InDemand featured two new JustEnough-sponsored research report, including RIS News’ “Retail IQ: Driving Revenue and Increased Engagement With Advanced Promotions Management” report, which featured a Q&A with JustEnough’s Dan Pahomi on page 6; and Boston Retail Partners’ “2016 Merchandise Planning Benchmark Survey,” an annual survey that explores the current state of retail planning. View these reports, as well as access other JustEnough-sponsored research, here.
- Industry Recognition: Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2017 Pros to Know
Keith Whaley, JustEnough’s Vice President of Retail Strategy, was named in Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s prestigious 2017 Provider Pros to Know list. Keith was selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants for his expertise in supporting omni-channel inventory planning and management across multi-tiered supply chains at some of the world’s biggest brands that leverage JustEnough. Read the press release here, and be sure to check out Keith’s blog post.
Click here to access the Q1 2017 issue of InDemand. Previous editions can be found here. Contact us today to learn more about JustEnough’s integrated, end-to-end suite of planning solutions support many of the world’s leading retailers.