The COVID Retail Playbook: Mitigate disruption from COVID-19
Intelligence for store operations during lockdown
- Epidemiological models to identify risk of infection to frontline staff
- Store traffic management, early warning for hazards and choke points
- Trial Run: Merchandise management for essential categories
Behavioral science interventions for social distancing and safety
- Establish behavioral norms that help slow the spread, are easy to implement and have large reach
- Nudge to drive voluntary participation and responsible behavior by shoppers
- Data to identify hot-spots and high product-browsing aisles, and behavioral science to drive required norms
COVID-19 adjusted demand forecasting
- Store level forecasts, adjusted for stock up, increased consumption
- Online customer demand; returns prediction
- Anomaly detection
Efficient product supply
- Real time monitoring, predictive and prescriptive maintenance of plant and machinery
- Ship on workbench: Risk mitigation for outbound shipping during COVID-19 ship
- Donate/Destroy/Trigger promo optimization for near end life products
- Working capital & cash flow projections
- Available investment for SKU support
- Instrument valuation and hedging
Integrated business performance from the home office
- Enable executives to self serve and make data based decisions from home with human centric design and cognitive tools
Retail: Inflection point data & analytics
Retail is at an inflection point, making it clear that the consumer shopping experience is in for a big change. Here, we explore how data & analytics will play to sustain and flourish in the “New Normal” retail experience.
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- Areas of interest: Retail store operations, order fulfilment optimization
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