Monday, October 26, 2009

How will they do assortment planning!!

In the previous post, I was mentioning about a truly different store and next to it was another truly different store. A store selling Indian drugs (medicines).

Another interesting store which is different in terms of assortment and presentation.

While walking through this shop I started marvelling about the challenge they would face with regards to assortment planning and inventory control. Understanding such diversities of Indian Retail is what would help create a world class Retail mechanism in India.

The variables to be handled and managed are far too many and too complex. Yet, they do it and do it well. But, for 1 store or maybe a few stores. The challenge facing Indian Retail is how such interesting and disparate ideas can be scaled up using systems and processes.

This can be done and if anyone says otherwise don’t believe them!


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