Forcol, Demand Planning for wholesale distribution
Optimate Forcol is a merchandise planning solution for wholesale distribution of fashion brands. It is an integral part of the company’s S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) process.
Forcol is a specialised software package for the fashion industry and makes weekly sales forecasts at SKU level for the entire season. These forecasts are derived by extrapolating the order book and looking at the sales history.
- Permanent and seasonal products
- Help with entering predictions
- Statistical forecasts based on proven algorithms
- Consideration of differences in export sizes
- SKU size unit forecasts
- Statistical cancellations of orders, lost/new clients
- Forecasts for the e-commerce channel
With sales cycles sometimes spanning several weeks/months and purchases made far in advance, brands have a clear view of the end-of-season forecast as soon as sales begin, allowing them to adapt their marketing strategy.
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