Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / SAS software helps support continued growth at Aeropostale
SAS software helps support continued growth at Aeropostale
31
Oct '09
The Premier Business Leadership Series, With SAS Merchandise Allocation software as a core component of its business analytics approach, Aéropostale Inc., a mall-based specialty retailer of casual and active apparel for young women and men, has continued to experience strong, sustained sales growth, despite a weakened economy.

The software from SAS, the leader in business analytics, provides Aéropostale's management team with greater visibility into customer demand at its more than 900 Aéropostale stores. This allows Aéropostale to continue to meet growing demand by delivering the right merchandise to the right store at the right time.

Year to date, Aéropostale's same-store sales have increased 12 percent compared to a same-store sales increase of 10 percent in the same period last year. Such eye-popping sales numbers, rare in retail lately, crown 11 consecutive years of positive, same-store sales growth at Aéropostale.

“SAS Merchandise Allocation improved the allocation accuracy of our initial floor sets by ensuring that our customers are able to purchase the styles they want when they want them” said Barbara Pindar, Senior Vice President of Planning and Allocation at Aéropostale.

Announcement came at The Premier Business Leadership Series event in Las Vegas, a business conference presented by SAS that brings together more than 600 attendees from the public and private sectors to share ideas on critical business issues.

SAS Merchandise Allocation provides retailers the ability to fulfill demand by facilitating distribution of the right merchandise to the right stores and channels. Allocations created through this solution are based on fashion and seasonal trends; customer demand; and store, channel and location attributes. Using SAS Merchandise Allocation, retailers can optimize allocations for each product at the store-size level, increase productivity through automation, and reduce distribution costs.

To further enhance the accuracy of vendor order and product distribution, Aéropostale recently made a second major business analytics purchase: SAS Size Optimization, which includes SAS Size Profiling and SAS Pack Optimization.

“SAS Size Optimization will be used to enhance the accuracy of our vendor orders and further improve store product allocation accuracy at the SKU level.” said Pindar.

SAS Size Optimization is built on two primary software applications: SAS Size Profiling and SAS Pack Optimization. SAS Size Profiling automatically generates store-specific size profiles from multiple product perspectives including department, class, style and color to ensure the highest precision of relative size demand for each product.. SAS Pack Optimization indicates the best supply decisions by determining the ideal order quantities of each available shipping case, including combinations of multi-sized and single-sized configurations to best meet individual store's size needsacross multiple deliveries.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Govt constitutes GST Feedback and Action Room

The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads partner for eco fashion

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Bolt Threads for ...

Interviews View All

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X