Look inside Kivos Retail merchandising automation

A platform to offer great customer experience with fewer stock-outs, capitalize on opportunities and forget complexity.

Set your business goals not technical parameters

Forget having to handle vast amounts of mundane, repetitive tasks. We take care of all that’s needed,while you focus on critical strategy and target setting. Make business decisions instead of coding and wasting time setting meaningless parameters, like forecast accuracy and safety stock thresholds.

Implement adaptable processes and embrace uncertainty

Kivos retail merchandising automation platform is built to manage business environment uncertainty that impacts retail. Achieve your financial objectives, making autonomous planning decisions with a platform that uses stochastic optimization to decide on the optimal outcome out of numerous possibilities under various conditions. Kivos makes your organization resilient in a volatile world.

Align business silos with enterprise optimization

Increase the efficiency of your core merchandising activities and maximize profitability with Kivos merchandising automation. Align all core pieces of the puzzle on the monetary value that your decisions bring to the organization. Unify category strategy, assortment management, promo and price planning with demand and supply chain execution to meet your business goals.

How we work

Business understanding

Data is essential for analytics, but where is it coming from? Data is the result of the processes you define and follow. For us, learning about your category planning, assortment management and price & promotion planning processes is how we develop an understanding of your business. It is important to know how you set your targets and what are your business objectives and constraints as this forms the foundation of how Kivos optimizes decisions while automating merchandising for your organization.

Data understanding & integration

We want to align the expectations you set when planning, to what actually happens when you are executing your plans. To achieve this, we build data flows, extract, analyze and validate data against the processes that generate them. We prioritize the areas to address first, based on data maturity and expected ROI.

Define like-for-like comparison subsets 

For us, it’s important that you experience the true potential of your organization as-soon-as-possible and be able to measure the monetary value of your decisions. We use a simple benchmark to help you assess this. We define two subsets of store locations with similar product assortments, and compare them on agreed performance metrics: 

  • Operating inventory value 
  • Lost revenue due to stock-outs 
  • Sales revenue 

Modeling, prediction, deployment & integration.

We provide you with supply chain models that combine business processes and data, capturing real world constraints and uncertainty, tuned to achieve your business strategy. We integrate with your information systems to get daily data feeds, generate demand and supply predictions, tune assortments and pricing. We run simulations and make recommendations/decisions that maximize your financial outcomes.

Collaboration & execution

No matter how well we prepare, only the execution of the decisions in a real-world setting, will allow us to measure and improve the performance of your business. Every day, we work with you to analyze market feedback and align on the decisions needed to reach operational excellence.

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