Transforming Merchandise Planning and Analytics

It’s no coincidence that in 2015 less than 45% of retailers were found to be using advanced analytics for store and assortment planning*, yet more than half of surveyed retailers confessed to discounting 10-24% of their stock as a result of over-buying, or purchasing the wrong products.** 

A successful retail business relies on the vital balance of stock planning and sales forecasting by the Merchandise Planning team to enable the wider corporate strategic plan; a process that commonly relies upon hefty, detailed spreadsheet systems and time-consuming weekly reporting.

Join BOARD on the 21st April in London and hear how leading retailers, have transformed their business with the aid of advanced planning and analytical software designed with retailers in mind. 
Featuring guest presentations from leading retailers Harvey Nichols and McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Group.

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“Monday mornings, a critical time in any retail organisation used to see systems grinding to a halt, purely because of running reports. Thanks to BOARD this is no longer an issue.” 





16:00Registration opens
16:30Welcome & Introduction
16:40Martin Schofield (DirectorRetail 247
17:10Chris Field (Head of Pre-SalesBOARD presentation
17:40Himadri Deb (IT Director) Harvey Nichols
18:00Neil Townsend (Head of BIMcArthurGlen Designer Outlets
18:20Close and Q&A
18:30Networking reception

*Boston Retail Partners' 2015 Merchandise Planning Survey
*Anya Media