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Archive for 2016

August 19, 2016

How to Use Special Days to Improve Forecast Accuracy

By Bob Clements

Managing special days in light of forecasting.

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August 12, 2016

Five Steps to Improve Forecast Accuracy

By Bob Clements

In this latest retail forecasting playbook post, Bob Clements discusses how to improve forecast accuracy in five steps.

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August 6, 2016

Developing a Solid Forecasting Strategy

By Bob Clements

What is your forecasting strategy?  Chances are you’ve never been asked that question and the answer is probably not on the tip of your tongue.  Don’t worry.  You’re not alone.  In the rush to implement a workforce scheduling system, few retailers give much thought to forecasting unless (or until) something goes wrong.  Even fewer organize […]

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August 5, 2016

The Retail Forecasting Playbook

By Bob Clements

Bob Clements introduces The Retail Labor Forecasting Playbook, to be followed by a series of posts discussing different elements of labor forecasting.

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May 24, 2016

3 Ways to Fractionalize Labor Costs to Drive Profit

By Bob Clements

Recently, I was speaking with an Australian client who introduced the term “fractionalization” to me.  The concept is pretty simple: how do you maintain or decrease costs while increasing volume.  While Australian retailers like Woolworths (grocery) and Myer (department store) have relied on fractionalization and applied it to all aspects of their business, this client […]

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