The End is the Beginning

The End is the Beginning

At this pivotal time, one of the most powerful factors influencing how the new financial year will start, is how this financial year is going to end.

The closing stock of one time period becomes the opening stock of the next.

This means that how we finish up FY19 is vitally important to how we start FY20;

and how we finish FY19 is directly linked to what we do right now.

(P)Review

(P)Review

Now that we’ve settled down to a panic since my last blog topic, we can start to consider what needs to happen before the end of this financial year.

Review is a good place to start – an assessment of past performance to gain insights and learnings. What I’ve observed is how many businesses do this step, tick the box and leave it there, without actively translating it into a Preview – an extrapolation of those insights, combined with direction, interpreted into a strategy.

Looking SMART at the NORA Solution Provider Excellence Awards

 Looking SMART at the NORA Solution Provider Excellence Awards

In this industry first event over 2,500 Retailers cast their votes in recognition of 135 Solution Providers, nominated across 34 award categories.

SMART IN PLANNING was nominated in 3 categories and we are beyond thrilled to have won 2 Awards, and have been finalists for a 3rd.

A massive thank you to all our amazing Clients who endorsed us with their vote.

Merchandise Planning in focus with Paul Greenberg of NORA Network

Merchandise Planning in focus with Paul Greenberg of NORA Network

Always a pleasure catching up with Paul Greenberg on the forward thinking initiatives that NORA Network is putting out into the Retailscape .

Ventured OUT of my comfort zone to do this video covering a topic that sits squarely IN my comfort zone #merchandiseplanning. SMART IN PLANNING provides solutions in “everything Merchandise Planning” – giving Retailers access to expertise and capacity through a flexible and tailored service.