This article will act as a guideline on how to open an existing range plan within the range optimizer found in DotActiv software.
Opening An Existing Range Plan
- Click on the ‘Ranging’ tab and then on ‘Optimizer’
- Click on the drop-down button and then on ‘Open Existing’. The following window will appear:
Here you can see all the existing plans you have run using the optimizer.
When naming your range plan, you must name it in a way that you recognise the name when searching for it in this window.
This window also lets you review the
- Run Name,
- Plan Name,
- Start and End times,
- User that worked on the range,
- Category Name, and
- Period of data used.
In the top right-hand corner, you will see there is a Filter by Category. This allows to narrow down your search. To use this feature, click on the dropdown arrow and choose the category to filter by. You can then select the Run you would like to view by clicking on it.
At this stage, you can rename the run by clicking on the ‘Rename Run’ icon. Once done, click OK. You can also delete Runs by clicking on the Delete button. You can confirm deleting by clicking on ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.
With the Run selected, you can see that the select planogram view has been populated with the file directory linked to the FLP to the specific category and cluster. The last used planogram will be automatically mapped.
If you want to change it, you can use the browse icon to locate the correct planogram for the run.
At the bottom of the window, you can see basic information about the planogram such as
- Range Count from the database,
- Current Range Count on the planogram,
- Current Days of Supply on the planogram,
- Available space on the planogram, and
- Current congestion on the planogram.
You can amend and add in the Target Congestion, The Target Pack Size on Shelf, as well as the Target Days of Supply as seen below.
Lastly, you can see the Estimated Range Count, the Range Count Change and a Recalculate button. These fields are populated by DotActiv based on your inputs.
The estimated new range count refers to the range count suggested for the cluster. And the range count change lists the number by which the range has changed. The Recalculate button allows you to change the inputs and recalculate the range changes.
To run the range optimiser, click on ‘Load Range’ for the results page to open.