I2 have recently announced that it has signed an agreement with IBM to implement a supply chain management system based on its ‘i2 for retail’ suite of solutions. The Brantano Group have invested in the new software, which is hoped to optimise the footwear company’s assortment planning, stock management and flow of goods to stores.
The i2 retail solution package is designed to enable companies to plan and monitor purchasing in much greater detail. Its principle is that purchasing and sales of shoes are determined on the basis of automatically generated data on sales per outlet, department, product and size, supplemented with statistically supported planning proposals.
This can allow companies like Brantano to increase its margins and stimulate turnover by taking advantage of realised and expected sales more quickly.