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ProCogia’s data quality and assurance solution helped a major US retailer implement size standardization and streamline SKU creation.

A major US outdoor-recreational-equipment retailer was using outdated sizing logic for its assortment of hard and soft goods. They lacked a standardized library and an understanding of industry-recognized and vendor-independent sizing models. 

The company engaged ProCogia to update production databases with new size data, including elements for fits, widths, ranges etc. We built a central size repository for assorted products and sizes, uploaded it to the SKU setup system, and streamlined the SKU creation process. 

This architectural redevelopment has had positive effects across the organization, from optimizing where the products are sold, to how sizes are displayed on the client’s e-commerce site. 

THE CHALLENGE:

A major US outdoor-recreational-equipment retailer was using outdated sizing logic for its assortment of hard and soft goods.  They lacked a standardized library and an understanding of industry-recognized and vendor-independent sizing models.

PROCOGIA’S APPROACH:

ProCogia collaborated with leaders in the client’s organization to build the solution. Our process included:  

  • Identify subject-matter experts with industry knowledge, and understand how sizes work for a wide range of the client’s products. 
  • Document the various size elements that drive product categorization and allocation. 
  • Build a central size repository for assorted products and sizes, upload it to the SKU setup system, and streamline the SKU creation process. 
  • Update production databases with new size data, with elements for fits, widths, ranges etc.
  • Develop an industry-grade size library that includes all possible combinations of current and future size elements. 
  • Productionalize new size information and ensure seamless propagation across all IT systems that consume the data.

THE RESULTS:

This architectural redevelopment has had positive effects across the organization, from optimizing where the products are sold, to how sizes are displayed on the client’s e-commerce site. Improved capabilities include:

  • The company now has an efficient size standardization solution and an extensive library of industry-standard size ranges for over 1.2 Million Shelf Keeping Units (SKU).
  • The quality of inventory allocation has improved significantly with an updated and comprehensive understanding of sizes in all merchandizing IT systems.
  • The library can also handle any future sizes for which no historical information currently exists. 

 
 
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INFRASTRUCTURE: THE PROCOGIA IDOP FRAMEWORK IN ACTION

This project exemplifies the Infrastructure component of the ProCogia IDOP framework. a holistic methodology that applies business, technical and mathematical expertise to your company’s various data elements. Learn more