LETTING COMPUTERS ORDER THINGS

Computer-assisted ordering is gaining momentum as a key strategy for retailers seeking to implement highly efficient product replenishment programs.Under computer-assisted ordering, retailer-based point-of-sale scanning data, product inventory levels and other key sales variables such as promotion activity are fed into a computer software program over an extended period to form the basis for sophisticated

Computer-assisted ordering is gaining momentum as a key strategy for retailers seeking to implement highly efficient product replenishment programs.

Under computer-assisted ordering, retailer-based point-of-sale scanning data, product inventory levels and other key sales variables such as promotion activity are fed into a computer software program over an extended period to form the basis for sophisticated replenishment programs.

The ordering programs are just now beginning to

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