Using Assortment Planning in SAS(R) Merchandise Planning

  • Tuition USD $975
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1066 Ratings
  • Course Code SMIAP
  • Duration 1.5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

SAS Merchandise Planning is a high-performance, highly integrated solution that enables retailers to create and execute plans that maximize sales and margins while minimizing costs and increasing company performance. Through the use of instructor-led demonstrations and student exercises that use a standard data set and a basic work flow scenario, this course is designed to provide you with the information, understanding, and hands-on skills needed to work with assortment plans.

Skills Gained

  • use SAS planning tools to organize and analyze plan data
  • recalculate and redistribute working plan values
  • use recommended assortment reports to help guide your assortment planning decisions
  • tailor and plan your assortment mix by clustered selling locations.

Who Can Benefit

  • Those who work with plans and who make planning and buying decisions including planners, buyers, and those in management roles such as General Merchandising Managers, Category Managers, Inventory Managers, and Division Merchandising Managers

Prerequisites

  • have a basic understanding of planning processes within retail organizations
  • attend the introductory course Using Performance Analysis in SAS® Merchandise Planning

Course Details

Course Introduction

  • about SAS Retail Planning
  • key terms and concepts
  • basic properties of a planning worksheet

Using an Assortment Plan

  • seeding and referencing concepts
  • working with an assortment plan
  • using plan data
  • modifying a worksheet template

Using Additional Features

  • using filtered look-ups
  • re-seeding concepts
  • using dimension sets
  • aggregating historic data versions
  • recalculating working plan data values
  • working with trends
  • resolving new SKUs
  • publishing and viewing output

Working with the Recommended Assortment Report

  • introduction to the Recommended Assortment Report
  • running the recommended assortment analytic
  • interpreting recommended assortment report results

Working with Clusters

  • creating cluster sets
  • modifying cluster sets
  • managing clusters sets

Course Conclusions

  • summary
  • self-assessment
  • additional help resources

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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