Blue Yonder Category Management
Space Planning is the core planogram solution for the creation of template planograms for automation and cluster planograms where appropriate. Space Planning’s flexibility & efficiency enables retailers to create and update planograms faster and provide advanced analytics to enhance analysis of space allocations. BLUE YONDER helps retailers move to a approach that’s flexible enough to allow localised adjacencies and shelf and product arrangements.
Space Planning enables you to quickly analyse each product on each planogram for profitability, sales, movement, attributes and many other related measures. Inventory modelling determines target inventories for each product, helping reduce inventory costs and drive sales by keeping the right amount of product on-hand. With these extensive analysis capabilities, you’ll eliminate inaccurate assortments, optimise inventory levels and maximise selling-space effectiveness.
Floor Planning is a store layout planning system that enables retailers to efficiently manage store floor plans for all format sizes. It allows the user to identify and manage physical space constraints, aisle widths, obstructions, size, etc. whilst comparing fixture adjacencies and locations of the most profitable fixtures/displays. Planograms created in Space Planning can be placed on the layout whilst key performance data for category plans can be analysed as hot spots or in powerful reporting tools. Floor Planning adds analysis to store layout drawings.
The solution incorporates our latest features on macro space allocation making planogram size recommendations based on weighted measures, an elasticity curve formula, space available, order of planograms and planogram splitting options.
CATEGORY KNOWLEDGE BASE
Category Knowledge Base (CKB) efficiently creates, stores, manages, analyses and shares your space and category information. As the central hub for Blue market-leading, fully integrated Category Management solution, this powerful state-of-the-art relational data mart enables the effortless management of planograms, fixtures, floorplans, store/ cluster data, product attributes and performance information in one place.
Category Knowledge Base streamlines productivity and enables automated data flows to retail systems such as forecasting, master data, data warehouse and replenishment to enable a shelf connected supply chain. You can instantly make changes across thousands of planograms and hundreds of floorplans. With a single mouse click, you can print planograms and floorplans for an entire store.
Planogram Generator automates the high-volume production of optimised, store-specific planograms, taking into account user-defined merchandising instructions, store specific fixtures, local assortments and performance data. Automating this
normally arduous task, Planogram Generator provides retailers with the agility to gain a key competitive edge responding to local store demand in terms of offer presentation.
With Channel Clustering, determining the best groupings of your stores such critical factors as capacity, volume and localised demand, you will more accurately plan at a lower level of detail. They can form unique store groups product segment (i.e. class, department and category). Plus, you can plan representative group instead of individual stores. You’ll produce the optimum number of plans needed to achieve spot-on merchandising results within every channel.
Channel Clustering helps you focus on pressing category management issues before you execute a planogram reset. You’ll configure the best shelf space, floor plans and product assortments for an entire category. Channel Clustering enables your planners to target preferred local product demand in terms of popularity and shelf inventory. The application also helps to find the optimal number of groups to balance your micro-merchandising goals with your operational costs to save valuable time and money.
Assortment Optimisation is BY’s market leading space-aware Assortment Optimisation solution that is tightly linked to our planograms for space information and update of assortment recommendations. The solution is unique in that it understands the space available for items a link to planograms or user-defined space. Assortment recommendations are then visible in planograms for completion of the visual merchandising of the assortments.
Understanding how local shoppers make decisions empowers you to offer compelling assortments. You can’t offer every product, so it’s important to know which products are or are not substitutable to your shoppers. The demand transferability capabilities with Assortment Optimisation give planners the ability to prioritise product inclusion by identifying the impact to the shopping experience and overall category forecast.