After determining the root cause of the issue, Parker Avery worked with the client to develop a comprehensive, new approach to the entire procurement process.
The new process establishes a baseline financial plan for each region and channel, which is then translated into a demand plan (units) and ultimately a line plan with placeholders. These placeholders contain enough attributes to allow each channel to conceptualize a merchandise assortment for each month of the season. A key difference included in the line plan is the notion of product availability/timing.
Parker Avery facilitated the redesign of business processes and greater collaboration across channels, including working with the client’s product development team to provide guidance while ensuring all markets were able to create robust assortments to satisfy customer demand.