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For those of you that have the authority to place orders in p fresh, how do you like the new ordering application?
Do you like that we dont have to do the inventory management guide or would you rather do the inventory management guide to make sure you have an accurate order?
I like it and yet, i hate it.
First off, it is slow as hell. Ordering was much faster in RF apps. I hate how we dont do the inventory management guide or at least everything that is dated in the backroom. This way, we dont over or under order anything that is dated.
I like how it gives you a recommended order amount. That helps me out a lot. I also like the safe guard feature they have in place.
I like how I can check what our backroom amount is, what our forecast is and how i can order accurately off that information.
Question though, when something, like strawberries says their is a "forecast" of 20.5, does that mean we are "projected" to sell 20 and 1/2 cases in between orders or 20 and 1/2 each week? I think it is in between each order. If anyone can clarify, that would help me out a lot.
I completely agree. I have been with in p fresh section since mine opened back in October 2010 (PA since February). I know what sells at my store. I know we need to have at least one back up case for each salad row. I know we sell strawberries like hot cakes. I will order based on what we have, what will sell and what will fill the floor in between orders.
My store just launced PFresh 3 weeks ago. I never used the old ordering method but that being said I hate this application. It seemed very useful during training but the application in my own store is not favorable. The forecasts are ridiculously off (60 casepacks of blueberries...really?) and the on hands are back and forth from being spot-on to being WAAAY off. What sucks is our Produce cooler is really small so even when I do the order (I tend to order very restrictive) there is still a flat or pallet of product that has to sit in the cooler for a few days before it can be backstocked. Anyone have any ordering tips to minimize backstock yet prevent holes on the floor?