Selection

Kurt Salmon has a deep understanding of the commercial software applications that support all aspects of the retail industry, including enterprise-wide and best-of-breed packages. Kurt Salmon leverages our broad industry knowledge with a deep study of our client’s business to determine their unique requirements. Thus equipped, we narrow the focus to the packages best suited for the client by evaluating the software’s functionality within the context of the client’s business processes and technical architecture. Our client-targeted demo scripts reveal the relative strengths and weaknesses of the contenders. Kurt Salmon’s objective approach and experience advising clients in software negotiations often lead to cost savings in excess of the entire selection project cost.

Implementation

Our experience and proven methodology guide clients through the risky business of major software implementations and the associated business changes. Our experts develop a programme management approach and project plans that lead to successful implementations. Critical path issues are identified and attacked early. Adequate time is built in for rigorous testing and thorough training.

Kurt Salmon’s deep understanding of both the business and technology aspects of implementations uniquely positions us to manage the software vendor while guiding business and IT resources for the client through these initiatives.

We work with our clients to not simply implement technology solutions, but to transform businesses and maximise the value they get out of their IT investments. Our strong track record of successful implementations is the best testimony to our approach.

Strategy

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Order Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Business Intelligence

Product Development and Sourcing

  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Sourcing

Merchandising and Planning

  • Assortment Planning and Optimisation
  • Allocation
  • Replenishment
  • Price and Markdown Optimisation
  • Size and Pack Optimisation
  • Forecasting and Demand Planning

Supply Chain

  • Network Optimisation
  • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
  • Slotting
  • Transportation Management Systems (TMS)