Planning ahead: JustEnough helps retailers improve stock handling

Through its retail planning solutions, JustEnough Software helps retailers worldwide effectively plan their assortments and inventory, and make accurate forecasts

Rebecca Lambert
Rebecca Lambert
By Rebecca Lambert on 02 March 2015
Planning ahead: JustEnough helps retailers improve stock handling

This article was first published in the Winter 2014 issue of OnWindows

JustEnough Sofware is a provider of demand management solutions for retail, wholesale and direct-to-consumer businesses. Through its technology, which is based on the ­Microsoft ­technology stack and fully integrates with ­Microsoft Dynamics, the company meets the planning needs of many of the world’s leading brands.

Two new customers include ­Eastern ­Mountain Sports and 99 Cents Only Stores, which have recently gone live with ­JustEnough’s retail planning solutions to improve the way they handle their stock as well as enhance their forecasting capabilities.

Eastern Mountain Sports, an outdoor clothing and equipment retailer in the US, chose ­JustEnough’s retail planning solution to better plan and forecast for its 68 stores and e-commerce site.

The company was acquired in 2012 by ­Versa Capital Management, which also owns Bob’s Stores, a long-time JustEnough customer that has realised significant results with the ­JustEnough solution. Prior to the acquisition, Eastern Mountain Sports had an outdated system that was not equipped with the planning capabilities the company needed to ensure inventory was in the right place at the right time for its customers.

“There was no question when Eastern ­Mountain Sports was acquired that we would select the JustEnough solution for its planning needs because of our experience with ­JustEnough at Bob’s Stores,” says Kerry Muricchio, director of allocation and analysis at Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports. “We are confident that with the JustEnough solution we will attain our goal of increased sales and margin through improved inventory turns and in-stocks.”

US price-point retailer 99 Cents Only Stores, meanwhile, has rolled out JustEnough ­Demand Forecasting, Inventory Planning and ­Replenishment to achieve its goal of centralising replenishment. Based on the success of the implementation, it is now deploying JustEnough ­Allocation and Store Clustering to further improve store in-stock levels and drive sales.

“With JustEnough Demand Planning, we centralised the replenishment function to better standardise assortments and manage in-stocks,” says Joshua Nugent, the retailer’s supply chain IT director. “This in turn will allow for improved product placement and fewer stock-outs for new and promotional products across our 362 stores.”

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