Allocate the right amount of inventory to the most profitable locations at the right time to maximize in-season sales, minimize stranded end-of-season inventory and reduce the need for future markdowns.
Maximize the selling potential of seasonal buys.
Optimize the initial and in-season allocation decisions in anticipation of omni-channel fulfillment – 4R combines innovative predictive analytics, advanced optimization algorithms, and effective collaboration with planners.
Increase sales by 6%
Realize ROI by 3%
Increase sell-through by 20%
Maximize revenue of seasonal assortments with intelligent forecasting and sophisticated allocation management.
Quickly adapt to changing conditions over the course of the season to maximize sales
Robust Read & React Prediction Engine
Blend initial season forecast with most recent sales (in season) to accurately capture trend and localized demand, minimizing stranded inventory at the stores
Optimal Inventory Placement
Determine the optimal placement of inventory with highest profitability for each and every sku-location, taking into account current stock, inbound orders and future requirements
Complete Seasonal Item Lifecycle Management
Seamlessly integrate pre-season orders with initial allocation; automatically recommends in-season allocations, targeted end-of-season inventory, and optimized markdowns
Expert Planner Collaboration
Calculate accurate seasonal profiles used to generate allocations, manage exceptions, and make real time adjustments, leveraging expert planners at 4R
Early Warning System
Detect mismatches between expected and actual performance, driving proactive decisions and avoid stock-outs or excessive inventory via the exception alerting functionality
Learn more about 4R Allocation Planning and improving your seasonal planning.
Increase Profits Through dynamic profit-optimized allocation
Make intelligent decisions over the course of the season balancing lost sales and potential overstock inventory while reducing early stockout risks at distribution centers and stranded inventory risks at stores
Maximize season sell-through
Forecast at the most granular level, integrated with markdown optimization to explore the impact of different markdowns and timing strategies to achieve highest potential sell-through
IMPROVE Workforce Productivity
Shift planners time from allocation to higher-value activities like exception management and strategic improvements
Improve profitability and minimize costs
Align distribution decisions with local demand and identify the optimal amount of inventory to hold back at the DC to minimize fulfillment costs
Manage and OPTIMIZE SEASONAL PRODUCT LIFECYCLE
Define and configure seasons, customize the demand profile for each SKU, manage initial and weekly store allocations, and review season performance during and after the season
Learn more about 4R Allocation Planning, part of the Intelligent Inventory Optimization suite of solutions.