Stein Mart Simplifies Its Merchandising Approach

Tim Denman
Editor in Chief
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Stein Mart has gained a holistic view of its inventory by consolidating it planning and forecasting processes into one cloud-based solution.

The off-price retailer partnered with Oracle Cloud on the SaaS project. By consolidating the planning and forecasting process for its physical stores, online store and warehouses into one solution, Stein Mart is better equipped to manage its inventory to support the needs of its customers, regardless of how they choose to shop. With Oracle Retail Cloud Services, Stein Mart has the tools to keep its merchandise assortments fresh and relevant for buyers.

"We have been focused on simplifying our merchandising processes while expanding our omnichannel capabilities and new business initiatives,” said Nick Swetonic, SVP planning and allocation, Stein Mart. “The enhanced functionality of Oracle's Merchandise Financial Planning solution will help us analyze data faster to create better plans up front so we can buy smarter and manage inventory more effectively."

Stein Mart partnered with Cognira, experts in analytics, configuration and integration, and retail consulting firm The Parker Avery Group to re-engineer business processes and implement Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service. Previously, Stein Mart also implemented Oracle Retail Merchandising, Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle JD Edwards, and Oracle Retail Point of Sale.

"Today, retailers sell whatever they buy, often at the expense of the bottom line,” said Mike Webster, SVP and GM, Oracle Retail. “Tomorrow, they will be able to more accurately predict placement, price, and sizes across every store and market. We are helping companies like Stein Mart refine their approach to inventory and purchasing, so they can continually delight customers while improving results with merchandise that turns quickly."

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