Who is this document for?

This study is written for professionals in retail organizations in a variety of verticals who are involved with retail technology solutions, particularly in the areas of merchandise planning and demand management. This may include senior executives, information technology, merchants, finance, and more.

What will I learn about?

In this supplemental report based on the findings from the recent surveys and benchmark studies conducted by Retail Systems Research (RSR), you will learn about how the world of planning has changed, why the store remains important in the context of merchandise planning and order fulfillment, the value of AI and ML in improving the forecast, the need to change merchandise processes, and finally, the building blocks that are necessary for success.

In this Mi9 Retail-sponsored special report from RSR, you will read about:

  • The significant interest in incenting shoppers to “buy online, pick up in stores”
  • The building blocks that cannot be ignored when thinking about in-store fulfillment or optimized planning in general
  • How merchandise planning should be infused with data around where the customer wants demand to be fulfilled
Using The Store As Fulfillment Center: Challenges for Merchandise Planning