Category Support Services : Services

By: Category Support Services  05/12/2011
Keywords: Category Management

In this current climate, companies are beginning to seriously view all aspects of their business requirement and find that out-sourcing their planogram creation operation frees up internal professionals to do their other marketing/strategic work to the best of their ability, thereby making more economic sense. Learning software packages for planogram creation can be an expensive and time-consuming affair and often businesses do not get a great return of their investment due to people moving to a different area of the business or to a different company. The whole process then starts over again. If you outsource this part of your business you will have a support that will build and maintain your product knowledge and plans over a long period of time and will add significantly to you fulfilling your business needs. It will return consistent quality plans and deal with all the changes that are requested within your business whether retailer or supplier. It will add a stability to your service and lessen the impact of bottlenecks around planogram creation.

  • Software - Spaceman training in partnership with the Nielsen company
  • Category Management - Principles of category management
  • Coaching - On site projects. These are useful for people new to their role and it will introduce them to the best practice within their own environment. Analysis of data, all data available to them, matching space to sales and reviewing previous planograms. Processes to measure the effectiveness of the project will be set in place and save valuable time in the future. Procedures and sequence of events would be documented.

We can fill in gaps left in your companies resource, this can be due to a foreseeable event such as maternity leave or an unexpected event. It could be simply that there are too many conflicting deadlines. We can fill this gap for whatever period of time required.

Explore the possible benefits to your business of category management, one of the options could be selecting a trial store/category to work on and then review after a period of time to see the benefits of the changes made.

Require changes made to a plan and need a resource very short-term.

Explore all analysis options for presenting your planograms and the rationale behind it.

You may require advise on work processes and set up procedures and documentation for your department.

Product imaging service offered including dimension detail.

Cleaning up your live image library and ensuring that the correct images are retained and in use.

Would you like to create the best charts, reports and output designer templates?

I can code your planograms so that you get the best analysis out of them.

Keywords: Category Management

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