Merchandise Analysis

Assortment Planning


Inventory Management

Improved Cash Flow

Increased Profitability

Identifying Hidden Costs

Improved Problem Asset Recovery

These are only several areas where GJM Associates, Inc. can benefit your company and increase your bottom line.


Areas of Expertise

GJM Associates, Inc. is a consulting firm that focuses on all aspects of merchandising operations for direct marketing companies. This core competency enables GJM Associates, Inc. to successfully uncover "hidden" savings in all areas of the supply-side chain.

A few examples include:

  • Merchandise assortment planning (efficient item/SKU & space utilizations)

  • Category/item level forecasting (improve buying requirements, delivery timing and “in-season” overstock identification)

  • Inventory Management (ensure ALL operating areas are “in-sync” with corporate merchandising/marketing directions)

  • Consistency of Marketing & Merchandising plans

  • Integration of Creative schedules to Merchandising/Marketing

  • Establish Financial “Open to Buy” Plans (enabling controls of both spending and overstock levels, thereby improving cash flow)

  • DC operations (Improve bin profiling and more efficient item flow logistics)

  • Call Centers (Establish communication methods to ensure CSRs have up to date information regarding product status, item problems, etc. thereby improving customer service)

  • Reduce Inbound Freight Expense. We perform a cost free confidential audit of current freight expense (LTL, TL, International, etc.). In addition to improving control, many clients have averaged a 24% savings.

  • Complete Gross Margin Audits (covering often overlooked “hidden” costs)

  • Item profitability models (enables “up front” decisions regarding item requirements, costing, space requirements, etc. to ensure profitability).

This broad “hands-on experience” in retail, wholesale and catalog industries (including "start-ups" and "turn-arounds” ) allows GJM Associates, Inc. to quickly identify cost inefficiencies, establish cost cutting measures, and implement long-term profit strategies.

Would you benefit from our services?

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