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June 2020 (published: 19.06.2020)
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Methodology for improving the effectiveness of working software products on issues of forming an optimal range of retailer goods
The article discusses the analysis and forecasting of demand for managing the assortment of retailer’s products, as a function of the profession - analyst, for this profession various intelligent digital assistants are created that take on part of the functions. Examples of successful software products in this area are given, the relevance of a universal methodology, which will improve the efficiency of software products on the formation of the optimal product range, is noted. The developed methodology is based on the gradation of goods in three groups, the formation of which is due to the use of ABC and XYZ analysis tools. These analyzes use such characteristics of goods as: profit, demand stability, sales. For the formed groups, the characteristics of stock requirements are given and the rules for analyzing the relationship of goods from different groups are formulated, which can be expressed as related products or new products. Recommendations are given for their location. All this helps to reduce the likelihood of errors leading to a decrease in demand for a group of basic goods.
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Keywords: ABC-analysis, XYZ-analysis, optimal assortment of goods, digital decision support, neural networks.
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