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May 24, 2024 By Flora Delaney

30 Things to do with a Space Management System


There are many ways a space management system can be used by a retailer. I am sometimes surprised by the choices some retailers make in their implementations. Occasionally, they select very complicated integrations while ignoring simpler valuable features. In brief, here are 30 Things to do with a Space Management system. While it is not meant to detail every integrations and cross-functional solutions that a retailer could create. Readers could use it as a guide in creating a roadmap for future space planning initiatives. Consider it a great beginning.

Each of these is a way to extract more value out of your current space management system investment by extending its use to solve multiple cross-company problems. This could be used by IT product managers, business leaders and CIO's as they consider how to improve their merchandising systems integration

Here then from the most basic to the more advanced are

30 Things to do with a Space Management System.

  1. Planograms
  2. New store and remodeled store layouts
  3. Price Integrations
    1. Printed shelf-edge label production files
    2. Digital shelf-edge displays
  4. Store Task Management
  5. Store-level labor forecasting
  6. Merchandising Implementation & Compliance
    1. With image recognition
  7. Store execution scorecarding
  8. Vendor scorecarding
  9. Store feedback
  10. Bill of materials fixture ordering
  11. Construction integrations and project planning
  12. Initial store inventory allocations for new items
  13. As-is store capture and out of stock measurements
    1. With or without image recognition
    2. With or without robots
  14. Product attribute data capture & tagging
  15. Inventory forecasting & supply chain integration
  16. Warehouse/DC deliveries to stores pre-sorted by aisles
  17. Outdoor and "yard" merchandising planning
  18. Promotional location planning & forecasting
  19. In-store marketing integrations
  20. Macro store space optimization
  21. Real estate pro forma modeling
  22. GMROS scorecards by business line & district/region
  23. Store of the future/new prototype design
  24. Pop up store planning
  25. Shopper testing
  26. Assortment analytics
    1. Cannibalization/sales transference testing
    2. New item forecasting
  27. Promotional lift scorecards
    1. Promotional location variables
  28. Omnichannel integration
    1. Picker routing for online orders by store
    2. Consumer facing app store maps
    3. Returns routing management
  29. Artificial Intelligence integrations
    1. Opportunity searches
    2. Predictive sales forecast integrations
  30. Virtual reality stores

Do you have another way to use your Space Planning system? Tell me what I overlooked in the comments below.

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