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Video Script: Tips for Blue Yonder Allocation

As an industry-leading tool for retailers, the Blue Yonder Allocation system helps you get the right product to the right place at the right time. Is your allocation tool optimized for your users?

Here are a few ways to get the most from Blue Yonder Allocation to help your team work more efficiently:

Build Robust Need Variables

If you are using outside tools like Excel or manipulating your Allocation results to get the numbers where you want them, designing better, more proactive Need Variables can address changing business requirements.

Use Methods

System flexibility can make allocation decisions seem quite complex. However, when it comes to any business scenario, there are certain givens. Capturing repeated choices in “Methods” can make your analysts more efficient.

Use Multi-Step Methods

If your team must iterate allocations multiple times, pulling in one need for some stores, another need for others, while tweaking things along the way, “Multi-Step Methods” can streamline the process.

Employ User Input Variables

There will never be a one-size-fits-all need variable for any aspect of your business. Rather than build a library of need variables that cover each potential scenario, try focusing on a limited number of “User Input Variables,” allowing analysts to modify certain parameters on the fly.

Use Auto Allocation

For some of your allocations, there are no changes required. Your chosen method does the trick every time. Using the Auto Allocation module to automate these allocations is a great time saver.

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