Category Management Collaborative Portal
a collaborative space to improve item categories performance
Multi Hierarchy Pricing
Price and Promotion Plan
Category and Item Allocation Plan
Optimum Supply Forecasting
Multi Hierarchy Costs
THE SOLUTION PROCESS
A collaborative work space to manage item categories
Define effective strategies based on knowledge
Identify exceptions vs your category strategies
Manage targets on benefits
Implement initiatives to reach clearly defined goals
Collaborate among category managers, top management and vendors
The Smart Components
Customers and Experience
Antonio Jimenez, Director
Inventory turnover speed improved from 10 to 18 times a year.
Distribution Center service level to stores improved to 97% from previous 80% in units shipped.
Shrinkage was reduced by 40% on production of meat and fresh items controlling production and recipes.
Roger Zapata, IT Director
The company’s number of inventory days was reduced by about 10 days in our stores by using the daily inventory data on continuous inventory and real-time updating. Calimax now uses automatic ordering, and that enables them to avoid unplanned surplus inventories.
With the data on seasonal sales and promotional pricing, Calimax has been able to forecast supply needs in order to prevent and minimize out of stocks.
Margins have increased by more than one percentage point with the appropriate use of business intelligence information for purchasing and operations, and analysis by category and item, which provides information about the price elasticity of each segment.
Shrinkage was reduced by more than 50% by using the analysis by category and item, enabling them to take timely action in the stores and the distribution center, thereby improving controls for products subject to theft or expiration.
Santiago Gonzalez, Director
Intelligent Purchasing: … now the system replenishes the products to the shelf based on the best price. This benefit will allow us to improve our margin in one additional point.