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Faces behind Chainbalance – Who is Nuno Goncalves?

Faces behind Chainbalance – Who is Nuno Goncalves?

From Cook to Store Manager to Junior Business Development Manager. Nuno acquired an impressive career path over the years. Born in Portugal, he completed his apprenticeship as a cook and worked in a well-known hotel for one year. The importance of being organized and prepared, the so-called Mise en Place, is something he learned and lived from scratch during his time working in gastronomy. After four years, Nuno wanted to move on, one particularly important thing on his mind – working with people and in fashion. “If you have the right product at the right place at the right time, you do not have to lower the price to sell out your overstock. The product will sell itself.” - Nuno Goncalves After 1 ½ years at Belstaff as a Store Assistant, he applied to Philipp Plein and moved to Berlin. Settled in Germany’s capital, he worked as a Shop Assistant there for two years and was promoted to Assistant Store Manager. Intending to be fully responsible for the success of his team and the store, Nuno changed to Store Manager at Happy Socks and worked there for over two years. Ending his career in retail at the now-trending Italian brand Diesel. With his profound knowledge of the fashion industry and his experience, he is a valued addition to the Chainbalance team. When Nuno first saw our Smart Merchandise Management Solution, he was more than impressed. The born salesman needs to sell something he believes in. Smart Supply® is a solution for the industry he sees as an innovative addition for every brand, store, and retailer. After going through the lengthy process of reordering stock or adjusting the assortment manually for many years, Nuno knows how useful Smart Merchandise Management is for the fashion world. “If you have the right product at the right place at the right time, you do not have to lower the price to sell out your overstock. The product will sell itself.”, said Nuno, reminiscing about his old days in retail. He saw the potential in Smart Supply® to save time and ease processes such as replenishment or substituting products to be closer to demand. Moreover, helping to create a more innovative and faster industry, solving problems most brands, stores, and retailers have. With his open and cheerful personality, he enriches our days at the office. He often tells stories about his time in luxury or his home, Portugal. Nuno was born in Lisbon and came to Germany when he was seven. He admires the openness and heartiness the Portuguese display and of course misses the sun, the beach, the sea, and the salt in the air. After spending all his summers in his home country during his childhood visiting family or camping in Porto Côvo, he is the right person to ask for travel tips. Porto Côvo, Nuno’s secret travel tip, a village sprinkled with white and blue houses, allows you to travel in time and catch a glimpse of the traditional Portuguese lifestyle, away from big cities like Berlin or Lisbon. Interested in getting to know Nuno and Chainbalance better? Let’s chat!

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Faces behind Chainbalance – Wer ist Nuno Goncalves?

Faces behind Chainbalance – Wer ist Nuno Goncalves?

Vom Koch zum Store Manager zum Junior Business Development Manager. Nuno hat definitiv einen beeindruckenden Weg hinter sich. Der gebürtige Portugiese absolvierte zuerst eine Ausbildung zum Koch und arbeitete zunächst ein Jahr in einem bekannten Hotel. Wie wichtig es ist, organisiert und vorbereitet zu sein, das sogenannte Mise en Place, hat er während seiner Zeit in der Gastronomie von Grund auf gelernt und gelebt. Nach vier Jahren beschloss Nuno weiterziehen, wobei ihm eines besonders wichtig war – die Arbeit mit Menschen und Mode. “Wenn man das richtige Produkt zur richtigen Zeit am richtigen Ort hat, muss man den Preis nicht senken, um den Überbestand zu verkaufen. Das Produkt verkauft sich von selbst.” - Nuno Goncalves Nach 1 ½ Jahren bei Belstaff als Store Assistant, bewarb er sich bei Philipp Plein und zog nach Berlin. In der deutschen Hauptstadt angekommen, arbeitete er zwei Jahre lang als Shop Assistant bei dem deutschen Luxuslabel und wurde zum Assistant Store Manager befördert. Mit dem Ziel vor Augen, die volle Verantwortung für den Erfolg seines Teams und des Geschäfts zu haben, wechselte Nuno zum Store Manager bei Happy Socks und arbeitete dort über zwei Jahre lang. Seine Karriere im Einzelhandel beendete er bei der von den Toten auferstandenen Marke Diesel. Mit seinem fundierten Wissen über die Modebranche, seiner Erfahrung und seinen Fähigkeiten, ist er eine wertvolle Ergänzung für das Chainbalance Team. Als Nuno unsere Smart Merchandise Management Solution zum ersten Mal sah, war er mehr als beeindruckt. Der geborene Geschäftsmann muss an das Produkt glauben, das er verkauft. Smart Supply® ist eine Lösung, welche er als innovative Ergänzung für jede Marke, jedes Geschäft und jeden Einzelhändler in der Bekleidungsindustrie sieht. Nachdem er jahrelang den langwierigen Prozess der Nachbestellung von Waren oder der Anpassung des Sortiments manuell erledigt hat, weiß Nuno, wie nützlich Smart Merchandise Management für die Modewelt ist. „Wenn man das richtige Produkt zur richtigen Zeit am richtigen Ort hat, muss man den Preis nicht senken, um den Überbestand zu verkaufen. Das Produkt verkauft sich von selbst“, sagte Nuno und erinnerte sich an seine alten Tage im Einzelhandel zurück. Er sah in Smart Supply® das Potenzial, Zeit zu sparen und Prozesse zu vereinfachen, wie den Nachschub oder die Substitution von Produkten, um näher am Bedarf zu sein. Ferner trägt Smart Supply® dazu bei, eine innovativere und schnellere Industrie zu schaffen und die Probleme zu lösen, welche die meisten Marken, Geschäfte und Einzelhändler haben. Mit seiner offenen und fröhlichen Art bereichert er unsere Arbeitstage im Büro und plaudert häufig aus dem Nähkästchen über seine Zeit im Luxussegment oder seine Heimat Portugal. Nuno wurde in Lissabon geboren und kam mit sieben nach Deutschland. Er liebt die Offenheit und Herzlichkeit der Portugiesen und vermisst natürlich auch die Sonne, den Strand, das Meer und die Meeresbrise. Nachdem er als Kind alle Sommer in seiner Heimat verbracht hat, um Familie zu besuchen oder in Porto Covo zu campen, ist er der richtige Ansprechpartner für Reisetipps. Porto Covo, Nunos Geheimtipp für jede Portugal Reise, ist ein Dorf mit weißen und blauen Häusern, schickt dich zurück in der Zeit und ermöglicht dir einen Einblick in den traditionellen portugiesischen Lebensstil, fernab von Großstädten wie Berlin oder Lissabon. Hast du Interesse, Nuno und Chainbalance besser kennenzulernen? Kontaktiere uns hier!

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Faces behind Chainbalance – Who is Nuno Goncalves?

Faces behind Chainbalance – Who is Nuno Goncalves?

From Cook to Store Manager to Junior Business Development Manager. Nuno acquired an impressive career path over the years. Born in Portugal, he completed his apprenticeship as a cook and worked in a well-known hotel for one year. The importance of being organized and prepared, the so-called Mise en Place, is something he learned and lived from scratch during his time working in gastronomy. After four years, Nuno wanted to move on, one particularly important thing on his mind – working with people and in fashion. “If you have the right product at the right place at the right time, you do not have to lower the price to sell out your overstock. The product will sell itself.” - Nuno Goncalves After 1 ½ years at Belstaff as a Store Assistant, he applied to Philipp Plein and moved to Berlin. Settled in Germany’s capital, he worked as a Shop Assistant there for two years and was promoted to Assistant Store Manager. Intending to be fully responsible for the success of his team and the store, Nuno changed to Store Manager at Happy Socks and worked there for over two years. Ending his career in retail at the now-trending Italian brand Diesel. With his profound knowledge of the fashion industry and his experience, he is a valued addition to the Chainbalance team. When Nuno first saw our Smart Merchandise Management Solution, he was more than impressed. The born salesman needs to sell something he believes in. Smart Supply® is a solution for the industry he sees as an innovative addition for every brand, store, and retailer. After going through the lengthy process of reordering stock or adjusting the assortment manually for many years, Nuno knows how useful Smart Merchandise Management is for the fashion world. “If you have the right product at the right place at the right time, you do not have to lower the price to sell out your overstock. The product will sell itself.”, said Nuno, reminiscing about his old days in retail. He saw the potential in Smart Supply® to save time and ease processes such as replenishment or substituting products to be closer to demand. Moreover, helping to create a more innovative and faster industry, solving problems most brands, stores, and retailers have. With his open and cheerful personality, he enriches our days at the office. He often tells stories about his time in luxury or his home, Portugal. Nuno was born in Lisbon and came to Germany when he was seven. He admires the openness and heartiness the Portuguese display and of course misses the sun, the beach, the sea, and the salt in the air. After spending all his summers in his home country during his childhood visiting family or camping in Porto Côvo, he is the right person to ask for travel tips. Porto Côvo, Nuno’s secret travel tip, a village sprinkled with white and blue houses, allows you to travel in time and catch a glimpse of the traditional Portuguese lifestyle, away from big cities like Berlin or Lisbon. Interested in getting to know Nuno and Chainbalance better? Let’s chat!

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New Experts on Board - Meet Erik de Wit

New Experts on Board - Meet Erik de Wit

Have you ever heard of Padel and why exactly forecasting and replenishment are so much more important in the fashion industry? We are welcoming Chainbalance's new COO Erik de Wit, who answers all of our questions in our blog. Have you ever heard about Padel? Neither did we, before Erik joined the Chainbalance team, even though it is one of the fastest growing sports worldwide. Erik adopted early with his surprisingly long playing time of over two years. But not only is Erik experienced in Padel, with nearly 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Management for Supermarkets, he really is an expert when it comes to managing the forecasting and replenishment of inventory. Reminiscing his experience in the food industry, Erik reveals that the most important KPI to forecast SKUs in supermarkets is the ISA – In-Store-Availability. Retailers try to achieve the highest possible availability on all surfaces, sometimes over 99%. “Forecasting and merchandise management are the beginning and end of the entire value chain, the goal is customer centricity and to offer the right product at the right time.” - Erik de Wit Even though food is a basic need, the consumer demand is specific, let's face it, everyone has their favourite brand of tomato soup. So, it's not a surprise retailers worry about lost sales. The selection is gigantic, more than 60 different packaging units and many brands offer the same product, but one consumer probably prefers Unox Tomato soup over Honig or private labels. To ensure the highest customer satisfaction, forecasting and replenishment are essential. Similar conditions apply to the fashion industry, Erik thinks. Though in fashion the risk of lost sales is much higher. Fashion is much more personalized, and one product can't be replaced as easily as tomato soup. If the one specific fit, cut, material, colour, or size is not available, the customer won't just substitute one desired product for another. Even though the fashion industry has not yet fully embraced the power of replenishment, forecasting and the use of smart solutions, it is much more important in this industry to achieve customer satisfaction and prevent lost sales. After all, this is the reason for Erik's change from supermarket giant “Jumbo” to Chainbalance – accentuating the power of forecasting and merchandise management as COO at Chainbalance. “Forecasting and merchandise management are the beginning and end of the entire value chain, the goal is customer centricity and to offer the right product at the right time.”, adds Erik. He enjoys his work the most because forecasting and replenishment spread throughout the whole supply chain, constantly striving to achieve the main goal: happy consumers. Want to find out more about Erik and Chainbalane? Let's talk!

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Always one step ahead - Version 2.5

Always one step ahead - Version 2.5

If the consumer is dynamic, the fashion business needs to tailor itself according to customer demand. Chainbalance is already performing with the expertise insights of our veteran customers in mind. We can continuously develop our solution adjusted to our clients’ needs. This is the reason why Version 2.5 of Smart Supply® is where it is today. Through actively listening and responding to our customers' needs, we were able to implement many new features. “We strongly believe in innovation, commitment, and authenticity. That is our company DNA and that is what you can expect in the services we provide to our customers.” — Ben Vermin Often, it is hard to stay on top of things, especially in an as fast-moving industry as the fashion world. Missing the performance of that one small store x in y for example can happen quicker than we would like. Chainbalance can help you to never miss the performance of your stores or retailers, again. Do you want to know where your bestsellers are missing with just one click? With the new in-depth Store insights report, this is possible with just one click. Our patrons are now able to check the overall performance of specific stores with accurate real-time data. Furthermore, the new assortment comparison tool offers deep insights for the specific performance of collections and products in one store, either through contribution to total sales, or compared to your overall revenue. Using this new feature enables you to get a taste of the future assortment for that specific store at that particular time. Gain insights towards a more lucrative merchandise management and set the groundwork for our future demand forecasting. But what distinguishes Chainbalance from other merchandise management solutions? Another exciting new feature allowed Chainbalance to leap from being a reactive replenishment software to a proactive smart merchandise management solution, proven by our 13 years of success. With the new replenishment behaviour based on turnover rates, the users can configure the replenishment for an option in a specific store. If the turnover rate there drops below the configured threshold, Smart Supply® can react in a matter of seconds. Avoid lost sales in all your stores with the newly implemented replenishment behaviour tool. But that’s not all! Here are some more new features of Version 2.5: · New replenishment statuses · Ability to mass change, often used store settings in store management page · Stock take date history added to store setup page · DC availability column added to the main initial allocation page · New sections in store set up page Say goodbye to debilitating excel sessions, multitasking multiple systems and micromanaging at once. Source all the important information, deep insights and concrete decisions you need through Chainbalance's Smart Merchandise Management tool and make the consumer the heartbeat of your value chain. Curios? Schedule a free demo today!

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New Experts on Board - Meet Erik de Wit

New Experts on Board - Meet Erik de Wit

Have you ever heard about Padel? Neither did we, before Erik joined the Chainbalance team, even though it is one of the fastest growing sports worldwide. Erik adopted early with his surprisingly long playing time of over two years. But not only is Erik experienced in Padel, with nearly 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Management for Supermarkets, he really is an expert when it comes to managing the forecasting and replenishment of inventory. Reminiscing his experience in the food industry, Erik reveals that the most important KPI to forecast SKUs in supermarkets is the ISA – In-Store-Availability. Retailers try to achieve the highest possible availability on all surfaces, sometimes over 99%. “Forecasting and merchandise management are the beginning and end of the entire value chain, the goal is customer centricity and to offer the right product at the right time.” - Erik de Wit Even though food is a basic need, the consumer demand is specific, let's face it, everyone has their favourite brand of tomato soup. So, it's not a surprise retailers worry about lost sales. The selection is gigantic, more than 60 different packaging units and many brands offer the same product, but one consumer probably prefers Unox Tomato soup over Honig or private labels. To ensure the highest customer satisfaction, forecasting and replenishment are essential. Similar conditions apply to the fashion industry, Erik thinks. Though in fashion the risk of lost sales is much higher. Fashion is much more personalized, and one product can't be replaced as easily as tomato soup. If the one specific fit, cut, material, colour, or size is not available, the customer won't just substitute one desired product for another. Even though the fashion industry has not yet fully embraced the power of replenishment, forecasting and the use of smart solutions, it is much more important in this industry to achieve customer satisfaction and prevent lost sales. After all, this is the reason for Erik's change from supermarket giant “Jumbo” to Chainbalance – accentuating the power of forecasting and merchandise management as COO at Chainbalance. “Forecasting and merchandise management are the beginning and end of the entire value chain, the goal is customer centricity and to offer the right product at the right time.”, adds Erik. He enjoys his work the most because forecasting and replenishment spread throughout the whole supply chain, constantly striving to achieve the main goal: happy consumers. Want to find out more about Erik and Chainbalane? Let's talk!

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Always one step ahead - Version 2.5

Always one step ahead - Version 2.5

If the consumer is dynamic, the fashion business needs to tailor itself according to customer demand. Chainbalance is already performing with the expertise insights of our veteran customers in mind. We can continuously develop our solution adjusted to our clients’ needs. This is the reason why Version 2.5 of Smart Supply® is where it is today. Through actively listening and responding to our customers' needs, we were able to implement many new features. “We strongly believe in innovation, commitment, and authenticity. That is our company DNA and that is what you can expect in the services we provide to our customers.” — Ben Vermin Often, it is hard to stay on top of things, especially in an as fast-moving industry as the fashion world. Missing the performance of that one small store x in y for example can happen quicker than we would like. Chainbalance can help you to never miss the performance of your stores or retailers, again. Do you want to know where your bestsellers are missing with just one click? With the new in-depth Store insights report, this is possible with just one click. Our patrons are now able to check the overall performance of specific stores with accurate real-time data. Furthermore, the new assortment comparison tool offers deep insights for the specific performance of collections and products in one store, either through contribution to total sales, or compared to your overall revenue. Using this new feature enables you to get a taste of the future assortment for that specific store at that particular time. Gain insights towards a more lucrative merchandise management and set the groundwork for our future demand forecasting. But what distinguishes Chainbalance from other merchandise management solutions? Another exciting new feature allowed Chainbalance to leap from being a reactive replenishment software to a proactive smart merchandise management solution, proven by our 13 years of success. With the new replenishment behaviour based on turnover rates, the users can configure the replenishment for an option in a specific store. If the turnover rate there drops below the configured threshold, Smart Supply® can react in a matter of seconds. Avoid lost sales in all your stores with the newly implemented replenishment behaviour tool. But that’s not all! Here are some more new features of Version 2.5: · New replenishment statuses · Ability to mass change, often used store settings in store management page · Stock take date history added to store setup page · DC availability column added to the main initial allocation page · New sections in store set up page Say goodbye to debilitating excel sessions, multitasking multiple systems and micromanaging at once. Source all the important information, deep insights and concrete decisions you need through Chainbalance's Smart Merchandise Management tool and make the consumer the heartbeat of your value chain. Curios? Schedule a free demo today!

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New Experts on Board - Meet Erik de Wit

New Experts on Board - Meet Erik de Wit

Have you ever heard about Padel? Neither did we, before Erik joined the Chainbalance team, even though it is one of the fastest growing sports worldwide. Erik adopted early with his surprisingly long playing time of over two years. But not only is Erik experienced in Padel, with nearly 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Management for Supermarkets, he really is an expert when it comes to managing the forecasting and replenishment of inventory. Reminiscing his experience in the food industry, Erik reveals that the most important KPI to forecast SKUs in supermarkets is the ISA – In-Store-Availability. Retailers try to achieve the highest possible availability on all surfaces, sometimes over 99%. “Forecasting and merchandise management are the beginning and end of the entire value chain, the goal is customer centricity and to offer the right product at the right time.” - Erik de Wit Even though food is a basic need, the consumer demand is specific, let's face it, everyone has their favourite brand of tomato soup. So, it's not a surprise retailers worry about lost sales. The selection is gigantic, more than 60 different packaging units and many brands offer the same product, but one consumer probably prefers Unox Tomato soup over Honig or private labels. To ensure the highest customer satisfaction, forecasting and replenishment are essential. Similar conditions apply to the fashion industry, Erik thinks. Though in fashion the risk of lost sales is much higher. Fashion is much more personalized, and one product can't be replaced as easily as tomato soup. If the one specific fit, cut, material, colour, or size is not available, the customer won't just substitute one desired product for another. Even though the fashion industry has not yet fully embraced the power of replenishment, forecasting and the use of smart solutions, it is much more important in this industry to achieve customer satisfaction and prevent lost sales. After all, this is the reason for Erik's change from supermarket giant “Jumbo” to Chainbalance – accentuating the power of forecasting and merchandise management as COO at Chainbalance. “Forecasting and merchandise management are the beginning and end of the entire value chain, the goal is customer centricity and to offer the right product at the right time.”, adds Erik. He enjoys his work the most because forecasting and replenishment spread throughout the whole supply chain, constantly striving to achieve the main goal: happy consumers. Want to find out more about Erik and Chainbalane? Let's talk!

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Always one step ahead - Version 2.5

Always one step ahead - Version 2.5

If the consumer is dynamic, the fashion business needs to tailor itself according to customer demand. Chainbalance is already performing with the expertise insights of our veteran customers in mind. We can continuously develop our solution adjusted to our clients’ needs. This is the reason why Version 2.5 of Smart Supply® is where it is today. Through actively listening and responding to our customers' needs, we were able to implement many new features. “We strongly believe in innovation, commitment, and authenticity. That is our company DNA and that is what you can expect in the services we provide to our customers.” — Ben Vermin Often, it is hard to stay on top of things, especially in an as fast-moving industry as the fashion world. Missing the performance of that one small store x in y for example can happen quicker than we would like. Chainbalance can help you to never miss the performance of your stores or retailers, again. Do you want to know where your bestsellers are missing with just one click? With the new in-depth Store insights report, this is possible with just one click. Our patrons are now able to check the overall performance of specific stores with accurate real-time data. Furthermore, the new assortment comparison tool offers deep insights for the specific performance of collections and products in one store, either through contribution to total sales, or compared to your overall revenue. Using this new feature enables you to get a taste of the future assortment for that specific store at that particular time. Gain insights towards a more lucrative merchandise management and set the groundwork for our future demand forecasting. But what distinguishes Chainbalance from other merchandise management solutions? Another exciting new feature allowed Chainbalance to leap from being a reactive replenishment software to a proactive smart merchandise management solution, proven by our 13 years of success. With the new replenishment behaviour based on turnover rates, the users can configure the replenishment for an option in a specific store. If the turnover rate there drops below the configured threshold, Smart Supply® can react in a matter of seconds. Avoid lost sales in all your stores with the newly implemented replenishment behaviour tool. But that’s not all! Here are some more new features of Version 2.5: · New replenishment statuses · Ability to mass change, often used store settings in store management page · Stock take date history added to store setup page · DC availability column added to the main initial allocation page · New sections in store set up page Say goodbye to debilitating excel sessions, multitasking multiple systems and micromanaging at once. Source all the important information, deep insights and concrete decisions you need through Chainbalance's Smart Merchandise Management tool and make the consumer the heartbeat of your value chain. Curios? Schedule a free demo today!

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FUSSBALL IST UNSER LEBEN. NOT.

FUSSBALL IST UNSER LEBEN. NOT.

Natürlich geht’s hier nicht im Fußball, sondern um Fashion bzw. Bekleidung. Wie wir auf den beliebtesten Sport der Welt komme? Ganz einfach: Nach dem Spiel, ist vor dem Spiel, das wusste schon Trainerlegende Sepp Herberger. Und in leicht abgewandelter Form passt das berühmte Zitat auch in unser Business: Nach der Order, ist vor der Order – und die wohl wichtigste Zeit der Saison, mit der immer mehr steht und fällt, bis hin zur Existenz. Nach der Order ist vor der Order! Nie waren Beschaffung, Produktion und Replenishment so anspruchsvoll wie heute: Was produziere ich in welchen Mengen für welchen Standort? – ein Kinderspiel war die Planung nie, doch diese essenziellen Fragen lassen sich längst nicht mehr „aus dem Bauch heraus“ beantworten, insbesondere bei der ständig wachsenden Zahl der einzelnen Verkaufskanäle und Standorte. Jede zusätzliche Fläche erhöht die Komplexität der Planung der richtigen Bestückung zum richtigen Zeitpunkt. Zahlreiche Faktoren, wie demografische Daten, Verbraucherpräferenzen, lokale Wettbewerber, Saisonalität der Produkte, Lieferdauer, Versanddauer, Versandkosten, Wetter beeinflussen die Bestückung der einzelnen Standorte, off- wie online Bedingt durch Weltgeschehen, Politik und Pandemie erschweren gestörte Lieferketten die Logistik und damit die verlässliche Verfügbarkeit der Produkte. Noch schwerer wiegt die Zurückhaltung verunsicherter Endverbraucher:innen. Steigende Energie- und Lebensmittelpreise beeinflussen das Konsumklima negativ, wie aktuelle Zahlen des statistischen Bundesamtes belegen: Im Juni 2022 lagen die Umsätze inflationsbereinigt 8,8 Prozent unter Vorjahresniveau – der größte Rückgang zum Vorjahresmonat seit 1994 . Selbst der erfolgsverwöhnte Onlinehandel verzeichnete einen Rückgang von 15,1 Prozent gegenüber 2021. Besonders hart traf es den Textilhandel, dessen Umsätze um insgesamt 10,1 Prozent niedriger im Vergleich zu 2021 lagen. Laut dem HDE (Handelsverband Deutschland) ist keine Besserung in Sicht. Zur Unsicherheit gesellt sich ein neues Bewusstsein: Laut einer aktuellen Umfrage „Wie kaufen wir in Zukunft“ des Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) und der Stoffmesse Première Vision lauten die Top-3-Antworten europäischer Konsumenten: 1. weniger und besser, 2. mehr nachhaltige Produkte und 3. mehr gebrauchte Kleidung aka Second-Hand-Mode. Tschüss schwarzes Loch, hallo Kunde:innen! Für den Handel heißt das: mehr Gewinn für weniger verkaufte Produkte, d.h. Minimierung von „totem Kapital“, also unnötigen Lagerbeständen und Restanten, um unnötige Abschläge weitestgehend zu vermeiden und höchstmögliche Renditen zu erzielen. Um Geld zu verdienen und zu überleben, muss Handel eins: seine Produkte verkaufen. Dies gestaltet sich immer schwieriger - nie war es für Einzelhändler: innen und Marken wichtiger als heute, sich der realen Dynamik der Konsumenten anzupassen - um ihnen auf Augenhöhe zu begegnen und, letztendlich, ihren Bedarf und ihre Bedürfnisse mit ihren Produkten zu stillen. Klingt kompliziert bis unmöglich? Bei Weitem nicht – wenn man bereit ist sich von statischen Prozessen wie 1-zu-1 Replenishment oder feste Zielvorgaben zu lösen. Seien Sie einfach so dynamisch wir Ihr Kunde:innen, wir helfen Ihnen dabei! Chainbalance versetzt Sie jeden Tag aufs Neue in die Lage, die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen, automatisch, verlässlich, datenbasiert. Mit unserer Hilfe wissen Sie genau, wo welches Produkt in welcher Menge benötigt wird. Wir verraten Ihnen, wo „Renner“ nachgelegt werden müssen, um verborgene Wachstumspotenziale zu entfalten und wo „Penner“ nicht nachversorgt oder ausgetauscht werden können. Mit unserer Hilfe minimieren Sie Overstock, der abgebaut oder an Drittanbieter weiterverkauft werden muss – zu Kilopreisen, die der Marge extrem wehtun - oder, im schlimmsten Fall, als Müll Ihre CO2-Bilanz drastisch nach unten korrigiert – was sowohl zum schlechten Gewissen als auch zu schlechter Presse beiträgt. Und obwohl die letzte Orderrunde just hinter uns liegt, ist jetzt der ideale Zeitpunkt mit der Planung der neuen Saison zu beginnen. Das Business mit der Mode war immer unberechenbar, und im Zweifel war das Wetter schuld. Aufs richtige Wetter zu hoffen, reicht in Zeiten wie diesen nicht – planen Sie effizient, dynamisch und auf Augenhöhe mit Ihrem Konsumenten: innen – den Sie mit unserer Unterstützung besser kennenlernen. Erfahren Sie, mit unserer Hilfe, wie er tickt, um zu verstehen, was er braucht und will. Wie wir das machen, erklären wir Ihnen gerne auf dem IX Partnertag der INTEX am 29.10.2022 um 10:00 Uhr. Tschüss schwarzes Loch, hallo Kunde:innen, it’s no rocket science, it’s just Chainbalance!

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FOOTBALL IS OUR LIFE. NOT.

FOOTBALL IS OUR LIFE. NOT.

Of course, this is not about football, yet about fashion and clothing. Why do we come up with the most popular sport in the world? It’s pretty simple: legendary coach Sepp Herberger taught us “after the game is before the game”, and slightly modified, the famous quote also applies to our business: “after the order is before the order” – the order is one of the most critical times, and benchmark for a successful but also an unsuccessful season. After the order is before the order! Sourcing, production, and replenishment have never been as demanding as they are today: what should I produce in what quantities for which branch or POS – forecast has never been a piece of cake, but the essential questions are miles away from being answered from a gut feeling, especially if we consider the ever-growing number of individual sales channels and locations. Each additional selling space increases the complexity of forecasting the right stock at the right time. On top of that, a multitude of adding factors determine the decisions to be made: Demographic data, consumer preferences, local competitors, seasonality of products, delivery time, shipping time, shipping costs, the weather – they turn the scale when it comes to the replenishment of the different locations, offline and online, impossible yet reckless to calculate them manually. As if it was not enough, new obstacles are making business even more unpredictable: the current world events, politics, and pandemics result in disrupted supply chains making logistics – and thus reliable product availability – extremely difficult. Adding to this is the restraint by anxious consumers. The increasing food prices and energy costs are having a noticeably negative impact on the consumer climate, as current figures from the Federal Office of Statistics show: Adjusted for inflation, sales in June 2022 were 8.8 percent below the previous year’s level – the most significant year-on-year decline since 1994, according to the authority. Even the online business, usually spoiled by success, was not spared, with a decrease of 15.1 percent compared to 2021. And the textile industry was hit particularly hard, with sales down by a total of 10.1 percent. And there is no improvement in sight, says HDE (German Retail Association). And to the uncertainty adds a new awareness: according to a recent survey on “How will we buy in the future” by the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and the fabric fair Première Vision, the top 3 answers are: 1. Less and better, 2. more sustainable products and 3. more used clothing aka second hand-fashion. Bye-bye, black hole, hello customer! Retail has to cope with the consequences: more profit for fewer products sold, in other words, minimizing dead stock, for overstocks and slow sellers to avoid unnecessary markdowns as far as possible and achieve the highest returns possible. For retailers, the only way of earning money is: to sell their products. And this gets increasingly difficult – it has never been more critical for retailers and brands to adapt to the real-time dynamics of consumers – to meet them at eye level and, ultimately, to satisfy their needs and demands with the products they want. This can be possible if you are willing to move away from static processes like 1-to-1 replenishment or rigid targets. Let us support you in being as dynamic as your customers! Chainbalance enables you to make the right decisions every day, reliably, and data-based. With our help, you know exactly where and which product is needed, when, and in which quantity. We tell you where “top sellers” need to be restocked to unfold hidden growth potential and where “flops” can go. With our help, you will minimize your overstock before it needs to be removed or resold - to third parties at kilo prices affecting your margin - or, ends as waste to harm your carbon footprint And although the latest ordering season is just behind us, now is the perfect time to start planning the new season. The business of fashion has always been unpredictable, and when it comes to doubt, the weather was to blame. But hoping for the right weather is not enough in times like these - plan efficiently, dynamically, and at eye level with your customers, whom you will get to know better with our support. Discover with us what’s on their mind to understand what they need and want. We are happy to explain how we do this at the IX Partner Day of INTEX on 10/29/2022 at 10:00 am. Bye-bye, black hole, hello customer, it’s no rocket science, it’s just Chainbalance!

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FOOTBALL IS OUR LIFE. NOT.

FOOTBALL IS OUR LIFE. NOT.

Of course, this is not about football, yet about fashion and clothing. Why do we come up with the most popular sport in the world? It’s pretty simple: legendary coach Sepp Herberger taught us “after the game is before the game”, and slightly modified, the famous quote also applies to our business: “after the order is before the order” – the order is one of the most critical times, and benchmark for a successful but also an unsuccessful season. After the order is before the order! Sourcing, production, and replenishment have never been as demanding as they are today: what should I produce in what quantities for which branch or POS – forecast has never been a piece of cake, but the essential questions are miles away from being answered from a gut feeling, especially if we consider the ever-growing number of individual sales channels and locations. Each additional selling space increases the complexity of forecasting the right stock at the right time. On top of that, a multitude of adding factors determine the decisions to be made: Demographic data, consumer preferences, local competitors, seasonality of products, delivery time, shipping time, shipping costs, the weather – they turn the scale when it comes to the replenishment of the different locations, offline and online, impossible yet reckless to calculate them manually. As if it was not enough, new obstacles are making business even more unpredictable: the current world events, politics, and pandemics result in disrupted supply chains making logistics – and thus reliable product availability – extremely difficult. Adding to this is the restraint by anxious consumers. The increasing food prices and energy costs are having a noticeably negative impact on the consumer climate, as current figures from the Federal Office of Statistics show: Adjusted for inflation, sales in June 2022 were 8.8 percent below the previous year’s level – the most significant year-on-year decline since 1994, according to the authority. Even the online business, usually spoiled by success, was not spared, with a decrease of 15.1 percent compared to 2021. And the textile industry was hit particularly hard, with sales down by a total of 10.1 percent. And there is no improvement in sight, says HDE (German Retail Association). And to the uncertainty adds a new awareness: according to a recent survey on “How will we buy in the future” by the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and the fabric fair Première Vision, the top 3 answers are: 1. Less and better, 2. more sustainable products and 3. more used clothing aka second hand-fashion. Bye-bye, black hole, hello customer! Retail has to cope with the consequences: more profit for fewer products sold, in other words, minimizing dead stock, for overstocks and slow sellers to avoid unnecessary markdowns as far as possible and achieve the highest returns possible. For retailers, the only way of earning money is: to sell their products. And this gets increasingly difficult – it has never been more critical for retailers and brands to adapt to the real-time dynamics of consumers – to meet them at eye level and, ultimately, to satisfy their needs and demands with the products they want. This can be possible if you are willing to move away from static processes like 1-to-1 replenishment or rigid targets. Let us support you in being as dynamic as your customers! Chainbalance enables you to make the right decisions every day, reliably, and data-based. With our help, you know exactly where and which product is needed, when, and in which quantity. We tell you where “top sellers” need to be restocked to unfold hidden growth potential and where “flops” can go. With our help, you will minimize your overstock before it needs to be removed or resold - to third parties at kilo prices affecting your margin - or, ends as waste to harm your carbon footprint And although the latest ordering season is just behind us, now is the perfect time to start planning the new season. The business of fashion has always been unpredictable, and when it comes to doubt, the weather was to blame. But hoping for the right weather is not enough in times like these - plan efficiently, dynamically, and at eye level with your customers, whom you will get to know better with our support. Discover with us what’s on their mind to understand what they need and want. We are happy to explain how we do this at the IX Partner Day of INTEX on 10/29/2022 at 10:00 am. Bye-bye, black hole, hello customer, it’s no rocket science, it’s just Chainbalance!

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