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Predicting Holiday Trends for Ops and Inventory Management

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Lightning talk by Sameer Iyengar, Co-founder of Beautylish, at Data Point Live, San Francisco, 10/1/2015

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Predicting Holiday Trends for Ops and Inventory Management

  1. 1. #datapointlive Predicting Holiday Trends for Ops and Inventory Management Sameer Iyengar, Co-founder of Beautylish @iyengar
  2. 2. #DPL15 finds exceptional products, tells the inspiring stories behind them, and delivers them with thoughtfulness.
  3. 3. #DPL15 The problem: holiday retail Rapid growth makes it hard to plan: ● Inventory ● Supplies ● Staffing Adding in seasonality makes it even harder. | @iyengar
  4. 4. #DPL15 1. Understand growth rate | @iyengar
  5. 5. #DPL15 2. Identify key dates | @iyengar
  6. 6. #DPL15 3. Track progress toward plan | @iyengar
  7. 7. #DPL15 Takeaways 1. The same data set can answer different questions depending on the perspective 2. Simple relative benchmarks may be more actionable than complex models 3. Well-executed initiatives can have more impact than general seasonality | @iyengar
  8. 8. #DPL15 Thank You!

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