Planning & Forecasting
Plan for Success
Spice helps organizations increase their revenues and margins through Merchandise Planning and Forecasting insights.
One of the biggest challenges for companies is to realize and manage a collaborative financial and merchandise planning process. A disciplined planning methodology, no matter the size of the organization, is crucial in setting the groundwork for achieving sound financial goals.
Our experts will partner with you to develop the right strategies and their practical implementations to increase Sales, Margins, Stock Turns and GMROI (Gross Margin Return On Investment).
Consulting Services for Merchandise Planning
Spice consulting services provide a comprehensive and a modular program that produces notable improvements in areas such as:
- Strategic Planning
- Top Down – Bottom Up Planning
- Merchandise Financial Planning
- Hierarchy Optimization
- Channel Planning
- Open to Buy
- In season Forecasting
- Replenishment and Order Planning
- Promotion Management
- Deal Management
- Price and Markdown Optimization
Examination of “as-is” process and comparison to industry benchmarks and best practices in order to focus on areas of opportunity. The deliverable is an ROI analysis and proposal of changes to areas that will offer best returns for the effort.
We work with your teams to design, develop and implement value-enhancing business processes to meet and optimize your financial goas through Planning, Inventory Management, Margin Optimization and the various KPI’s and Metrics that light up the Supply Chain cycle.
From software selection to solution implementation support, our services include:
- Requirements Definition
- Business Process review
- Software Vendor Research
- RFP preparation
- Response to RFP, software demonstration and script development
- User references, follow up on software demonstration
- Final decision analysis and facilitation
- PM implementation and QA support
Resources for Implementations
We help you fast track your implementation by taking on parts of your project and/or providing experienced staff able to navigate through your journey to a new system. Our consultants can help you implement industry solutions such as SAP APO, Oracle Demand Planning, Manugistics, Demand Solutions and others.