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Bulletin Board: Week of 6-13-2011


Donna Karan Collaborates With Maple Lake To Optimize Stores

The Donna Karan Company, LLC, an international fashion retailer, recently announced the implementation of QuickAssortment and QuickAnalyticsfrom Maple Lake to optimize store-level assortments for high-profile clientele and provide extensive reporting of customers’ locations. Maple Lake’s QuickAssortmentincludes merchandise planning, store planning, store clustering, store assortment planning and key item planning. Powered by MicroStrategy, QuickAnalytics provides reporting and analytical capability and operates within a client-server architecture. “With Maple Lake we’re joining all aspects of our retail planning into a single application, so that we can be sure our products, stores and assortments all balance,” said Donna Sarian, VP of Planning and Allocation at Donna Karan.


Truecount Simplifies Item-Level RFID Tagging

Truecount Corporation, an RFID software provider, recently showcased Truecount’s high-speed In-Line Tagging functionality at the RFID Journal LIVE. Truecount’s In-Line Tagging solutionprovides retailers the flexibility to decide where to apply the tag, such as at the manufacturing source, the point of shipping, at the distribution center or at the store level. “Truecount’s In-Line Tagging functionality meets an important need of the supply chain ― the flexibility to apply the RFID tag at the most suitable location for a retailer’s operation,” said Zander Livingston, CEO of Truecount. The solution also assists manufacturers in meeting retail compliance mandates for large scale roll-outs by their retail clients. In addition, the software monitors performance upstream to identify inefficiencies.

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