Modules are additional capabilities in the x/y CONNECT ecosystem that unlock new data management capabiliteis, workflows and insights. Users can derive meaning from one application to the next for a frictionless analytic experience.
Merchandise Financial Planning
Plan multiple brands, channels, and currencies – all in a single unified view with the ability to filter, sort to get real-time SKU penetration down to the door and Sales Associate level. Set sales, margin and inventory targets while allowing merchandising teams plan without having to get caught up in the lower-level details of the product hierarchy.
Additionally, the x/y CONNECT manages an organization’s traditional open-to-buy and offers the flexibility to choose your own planning calendar to manage strategic plan targets across any calendar period within the time dimension. x/y CONNECT allows users to make changes to merchandise financial plans at the highest and lowest levels within the defined product hierarchy.
x/y CONNECT will guides your team through the process of creating localized assortments based on financial objectives. Use CONNECT’s clustering, profiling, and other machine learning techniques to build out assortment plans automatically.
The result is a single picture of the assortment plan for new, ongoing, and leftover products to maximize profitability and flow-through by pptimizing product assortments.
Sophisticated grading, profiling, and min/max rules determine the optimal quantity of product to ship to each store. Localized size profiles spread quantities across sizes to determine the actual SKU/store allocations.
The integrated warehouse management module enables efficient merchandise flow. Intelligent order fulfillment features enable you to maximize efficiency, control costs, while still delighting your customers with the goods they want, when and where they want them.
Allow x/y CONNECT to take the guesswork out of allocating products to the right locations. x/y CONNECT uses allocation rules to model performance criteria to prescriptively determine the best placement of stock. Taking current stock, inbound stock, and need into account, the solution uses built-in artificial intelligence to effectively allocate inventory to maximize selling potential.
Stock can be pre-allocated to increase warehouse efficiency by enabling the cross-dock of stock on arrival. Additionally, configurable allocation rules allow for managing different phases of the product lifecycle including new products, ongoing inventory, and pushing out stock for end-of-life products.
With demand-driven Order Planning & Replenishment, the system creates a digital simulation to produce a forward-looking, time-phased ordering plan that considers the forecast of demand, the current inventory plan, and likely future factors that influence stock positions.
Whether sourcing externally from overseas vendors or dispersing inventory among branches, the solution uses artificial intelligence to suggest the most cost-effective ordering pattern to achieve your targeted service levels.
x/y CONNECT automates the production of your forecasts incorporating predictive analytics, non-linear regression, pattern matching, and autonomous machine learning – accommodating everything from erratic products to seasonal variations and trends.
With smarter forecasts that represent true demand, you’ll avoid poor forecasting outcomes like overstocks, product obsolescence, and lost sales.