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Implement purchasing strategy

By entering the correct parameters you can make Optiply completely suitable for your company. This article explains how you can best align this with your purchasing strategy and which options are available in Optiply.

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Optiply is built to help you do your shopping. By entering the correct parameters you can make Optiply completely suitable for your company. For example, you can already have a purchasing strategy as a company, but you do not always see it in Optiply. Because at Optiply we want the best for you. We have set out two purchasing strategies that can add to your current strategy. (Purchasing Strategy)

Invest in the right products

Choosing the right purchasing strategy starts with categorizing the range. These categories are classified based on the volume of sales and the margin of a product. So in the A category are the runners and the C category is the longtail. By setting a different delivery reliability for each category, they are treated differently in purchasing. You want to deliver a products 99% from stock. If you do not have these products in stock for a while, this will immediately lead to lost sales. In the C-category, perhaps 90% is sufficient, because there the risk is much greater that you will be left with stock and the chance that an order will be received is a lot smaller anyway. Ultimately, this ensures a stock in balance.

Settings to determine your strategy 

By default there will be set:

  • Category A - Gross margin: 70% - Delivery reliability: 98%
  • Category B - Gross margin: 25% - Delivery reliability: 95%
  • Category C - Gross margin: 05% - Delivery reliability: 90%

    Stock cost: 20%

    Strategy



    Optiply focuses on purchasing strategies to get people thinking
  • Service levels
  • Maximum spend
  • Little stock, a lot of stock