Who is Management One?
Management One is the leading provider of merchandise intelligence, planning, business insights, and education to thousands of independent retailers around the world. For nearly 35 years, M1 has leveraged its ability to collect, process, and analyze retail data to build reliable growth and profitability plans for its customers.
In short, we generate more cash for independent retailers by forecasting and optimizing their inventory purchases so they have the right amount of goods at the right time in the right classifications.
By combining our data analytics with dedicated retail consultants, our clients can build a business that is not only profitable but also sustainable and resilient in the face of changing market conditions.
What is the value the partnership with M1 brings BRA members?
As the #1 provider of merchandise intelligence for independent retailers, we combine our industry-leading data platform and proven retail consulting to put you in control of your inventory—and your business. Through seamless software integration, BRA members can easily access the data they need to make more informed decisions about their inventory.
Sure, the fundamentals of open-to-buy planning are not complicated, but the foundation for achieving accuracy in planning is a marriage of reliable data, advanced algorithms, and experience-based, hands-on retail insight. Using Management One, indie retailers have grown their business to new heights with increased cash flow and reduced inventory burdens.
Exclusive M1 Promotion for BRA members!
As a valued partner of BRA, the Management One Retail Assessment and Audit will be available to BRA members during the month of March 2023, at no charge!
What is the assessment?
All businesses require a presentation of data to predict inconsistencies in all areas of the operation. Its scope can be quite vast. This assessment is designed to reveal hidden opportunities or identify problems and predict them before they occur. It will allow retail managers the ability to make decisions on outcomes, and impact profit and potential optimization of the enterprise.
Key steps in the assessment:
- Review your classification structure to optimize growth and profitability. Discover how the right balance is critical in your business.
- Introduce our proprietary vendor scorecard and how to use this tool to negotiate with vendors and build stronger assortments.
- Managerial accounting review. Looking at the nature of your expenses and how they compare to the industry.
- Create a profit potential worksheet to identify opportunity and demonstrate levers you can pull to change your business and improve your cash flow.
Click on the following link to access downloadable tools provided by Management One that may benefit you: Downloadable Retail Tools
BRA note: We are very pleased to mention that Management One is a BRA Supporting Vendor Partner that provides a variety of helpful retail-related resources and quarterly webinars. If you would like to be introduced directly via email to the solid people behind this excellent consulting company and take advantage of the special offer referenced above, email me.
Doug Works, BRA Executive Director
If you are not yet a BRA Retail Member, you can easily opt in to either Regular (no cost) or Distinguished ($100/yr.) Membership via this super simple join form